Space Law

For many years, Austria has been involved in promoting and developing space law. The Austrian Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) serves as the “Space Ministry” and is responsible for the implementation of the Austrian Outer Space Act and Outer Space Regulation. It also represents Austria in various fora dedicated to space within the European Union, the European Space Agency and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites. Representation to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) rests with the Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs, which is supported by the BMK. Since the early 1990s, Austria hosts the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and UNCOPUOS.