UN/Mexico Symposium on Basic Space Technology: "Making Space Technology Accessible and Affordable"

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Thu, 10/07/2014
Venue City: 
Ensenada, Baja California
Basic Information
20/10/2014 - 23/10/2014
Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE)
Venue Country: 
Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA),

Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE),

Mexican Space Agency


United Nations General Assembly

Language of event: 

The objective of the UN/Mexico Symposium is to enhance access to space application tools for sustainable development through building capacity in basic space technology.

The objectives that will be discussed during the technical sessions include:

1. Review the status of capacity building in basic space technology including lessons learned from the past and on-going small satellite (<100 kg) development activities with a focus on regional and international collaboration opportunities in particular also for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean;

2. Elaborate on legal and regulatory issues of space technology development programmes,

3. Review the existing space applications for early warning systems. Discuss future collaborative projects in the field and the way forward for the Basic Space Technology Initiative (BSTI).