Outer Space

From Vienna the world is literally โ€œrea-ching for the starsโ€: the Vienna-based offices of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), loca-ted in the Vienna International Centre (VIC) since 1993, promote internatio-nal cooperation on the peaceful uses of outer space.

The Vienna office also manages a register of all objects laun-ched into outer space (OSO, Online Index of Object Launched into Outer Space) and is home to UNSPIDER (Uni-ted Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response), a pro-gramme that facilitates access to spa-ce-based information for use in disaster prevention.