Washington, D.C. — The International Space Safety Foundation (ISSF) applauds the United Nations Group of Government Experts on Transparency and Confidence Building Measures (TCBMs) for reaching consensus on TCBMs for space activities. As the US State Department stated, the group noted the importance of spacefaring nations to "consider and implement a range of measures to enhance the transparency of outer space activities, further international cooperation, consultations, and outreach, and promote international coordination to enhance safety” in the uses of outer space. This consensus is an important first step towards enhancing the sustainable exploration and exploitation of space. ISSF looks forward to working with the UN as well as the United States government towards achieving those goals.
Merryl Azriel, VP of Public Affairs
About the International Space Safety Foundation
The International Space Safety Foundation (ISSF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering policies of international cooperation and scientific progress in the field of space safety through educational initiatives, certifications, and funding of research. Foundation membership is comprised of aerospace agencies, organizations, corporations, space safety professionals, and enthusiasts dedicated to advancing the principles and practice of space safety. ISSF seeks to advance technical, organizational, and socio-political cultures to make space missions, vehicles, stations, extraterrestrial habitats, equipment, and payloads safer for the general public, ground personnel, space travelers, and crews. ISSF supports the preservation of the orbital environment to ensure safe use and access by present and future generations. Learn more and get involved at issf.space-safety.org.