Weekly Insight #6

The number of satellites in orbit should quintuple by 2030 as the global space industry expands. From satellite broadband, to weather forecasts, long term climate monitoring, agricultural crop yields, sustainable fishing or navigation, space-based technologies and services will durably transform our economies and societies.

Yet, the growing number of actors involved in space, particularly from the private sector, and the ever-increasing and unmanageable number of debris, are raising challenges for the sustainable use of space. Revising and adapting existing international space treaties will become inescapable.