In order to address the issues posed by space debris on spaceflight activities UNCOPUOS has taken the initiative to create a set of internationally agreed guidelines for the long-term sustainability of outer space activities [5]. These guidelines contain recommendations on the policy and regulatory frameworks for space activities, the safety of space operations, rules of engagement for international cooperation, capacity-building and awareness, and scientific and technical research and development.

The content of the this document is written in response to those guidelines by raising awareness of space activities, and aims to:

• Provide a transparent overview of global space activities,

• Estimate the impact of these activities on the space environment,

• And quantify the effect of internationally endorsed mitigation measures aimed at sustainability of the environment.

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