First organised in 2000, World Space Week (WSW) is held on 4-10 October each year as declared by the General Assembly of the UN, symbolising the launch of the very first artificial satellite – Sputnik 1 into orbit on 4 October 1957 and the signing of the Outer Space Treaty, forming the basis of the international space law, on 10 October 1967. Organised synchronically all around the world by space agencies and other stakeholders, WSW reflects the importance of further developments within the global space industry for the benefit of the humankind. We started coordinating activities within WSW in Azerbaijan last year where we held 19 significant events together with our partners within the theme of Space and Sustainability, including live Q&A sessions, educational lectures at universities dedicated to a variety of interesting topics, meet-up with an astronaut, master classes for schoolchildren and networking events. This year’s WSW is dedicated to Space and Entrepreneurship, and an exciting programme is planned to be carried out within this theme!
As an organization committed to celebrating the achievements of the global space industry and fostering the space community, we join our counterparts all around the world annually to participate at WSW. A range of activities, including Q&A and multiple information sessions with university students on various topics, networking events and other opportunities are being designed to inform and entertain the participants of the WSW. Make sure to stay updated and learn more about what space has to offer!