This map layer shows where the Outer Space Treaty has been ratified.

Example of how to read the map:

China has ratified the Outer Space Treaty.


  • UNOOSA - United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

    The agency publishes the database "Online Index of Objects Launched into Outer Space" (OSO), which provides online access to all the relevant information on space objects. The Vienna-based United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) was established in 1962 to promote the peaceful use of space. UNOOSA also compiles a register of rescue organizations and a catalogue of measures to be taken in the event of space accidents and collisions.


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Data tables

For some select map layers, the information portal ‘War and Peace’ provides the user with all used data sets as tables.

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Country portraits

In the country reports, data and information are collected by country and put into tables that are used in the modules as a basis for maps and illustrations.

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Navigation and operation

The information and data of each module are primarily made available as selectable map layers and are complemented by texts and graphs. The map layers can be found on the right hand side and are listed according to themes and sub-themes.

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