Working Groups


Space Policy and Law
Working Group

Objectives and Scope

This working group aims to enhance the capacity in space policy and law of each country, acknowledging that space technology and space policy and law are inseparable pairs in respect to space related activities. This working group covers information sharing and mutual learning on the practice of policy and law in each country and the policy options toward common regional issues. This working group also discusses global issues as a contribution from the region, such as ensuring the long-term sustainability of space activities and the stable use of outer space.


This is a newly established working group under the APRSAF dedicated to space policy and law. APRSAF has engaged in efforts to build space policy community from 2017 in response to growing interest in space policy and law in the region. It has been providing various opportunities for information sharing and networking among space policy and law experts and practitioners in the region such as Space Policy Plenary Session, Inter-regional Space Policy Dialogue between Asia-Pacific and Europe (co-organized APRSAF and European Space Policy Institute), and Space Policy Practitioners Workshop. Furthermore, the National Space Legislation Initiative (NSLI), the first APRSAF initiative in the field of space policy and law, was launched in 2019 to provide joint work opportunities among the space policy and law practitioners in the region. Building on the experience of NSLI, this Space Policy and Law Working Group was established in 2021 based on a recommendation from the NSLI Study Group.