Outer Space

From Vienna the world is literally “reaching for the stars”: the Vienna-based offices of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), located in the Vienna International Centre (VIC) since 1993, promote international cooperation on the peaceful uses of outer space.

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