Access to Space: Capacity-building for development through experiment and payload opportunities

Daniel García Yárnoz, Ayami Kojima, Simonetta Di Pippo

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The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs has developed a comprehensive set of capacity-building activities and associated partnerships providing access to experimental facilities on ground and to a wide range of Low Earth Orbit platforms. These opportunities are available to applicants from high-school to university level, as well as other research, governmental and inter-governmental institutions. This is a unique approach to space capacity-building, away from the traditional classroom or lecture methods, aimed at developing and emerging economies, as well as encouraging cooperation with agencies and institutions from developed nations. This paper summarizes the series of activities and related programmatic and roadmap of the Office.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-232
Number of pages6
JournalActa Astronautica
StatePublished - Jan 2019


  • 2030 agenda for sustainable development
  • Access to space
  • Capacity-building
  • International cooperation
  • Space experiments
  • United Nations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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