This map layer shows where the Registration Convention has been ratified.
The Registration Convention, as it is commonly known, was adopted in 1974 and entered into force in 1976. It requires ratifying states to furnish key information about any objects they place in space. This information includes the name of the responsible state, the registration number of a space object, the date and location of its launch, its orbital parameters and the object’s general function. An obligation to provide further information, such as exact positioning, status of an object, time of re-entry, is under discussion.