ICAO and the Exploration and Use of Outer Space

  • Ruwantissa Abeyratne


The ICAO Assembly, at its 16th Session held in Buenos Aires from 3 to 26 September 1968, adopted Resolution A 16-11 (Participation by ICAO in Programmes for the Exploration and Use of Outer Space). The Assembly, recognizing that the events of the past years were of great interest to ICAO, since many of the activities affect matters falling within ICAO’s competence under the provisions of the Chicago Convention, and that the United Nations had recognized the competence of certain specialized agencies that could perform various useful functions and such interest had to be welcomed and encouraged, the Assembly resolved that ICAO be responsible for stating the position of international civil aviation on all related outer space matters and for stating international civil aviation’s particular requirements in respect of application of space technology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruwantissa Abeyratne
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  1. 1.International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)QuebecCanada

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