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Questions on the definition and delimitation of outer space: replies from Member States

At the forty-fifth session of the Legal Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, in 2006, the Working Group on Matters Relating to the Definition and Delimitation of Outer Space agreed to address to Member States the following questions:

(a) Does your Government consider it necessary to define outer space and/or to delimit airspace and outer space, given the current level of space and aviation activities and technological development in space and aviation technologies? Please provide a justification for the answer; or

(b) Does your Government consider another approach to solving this issue?

Please provide a justification for the answer ( A/AC.105/871, annex II, para. 7 (f)).

Information received from member States is available in UN document A/AC.105/889 and Addenda.

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A/AC.105/889/Add.13 2014 Questions on the definition and delimitation of outer space:replies from Member States
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Algeria, Armenia, Guatemala and Kenya
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A/AC.105/889/Add.12 2013 Questions on the definition and delimitation of outer space:replies from Member States
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Colombia
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A/AC.105/889/Add.11 2013 Questions on the definition and delimitation of outer space:replies from Member States
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Australia, Belgium, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Finland, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Portugal and Turkey
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A/AC.105/889/Add.10 2012 Questions on the definition and delimitation of outer space:replies from Member States
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Algeria, Australia, France, Norway, Russian Federation, Thailand, & Turkey
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A/AC.105/889/Add.9 2011 Questions on the definition and delimitation of outer space:replies from Member States
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Algeria & Denmark
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A/AC.105/889/Add.8 2011 Questions on the definition and delimitation of outer space:replies from Member States
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Mauritius, Norway & United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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A/AC.105/889/Add.7 2011 Questions on the definition and delimitation of outer space:replies from Member States
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Denmark & Jordan
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A/AC.105/889/Add.6 2010 Questions on the definition and delimitation of outer space:replies from Member States
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Czech Republic, Estonia, & United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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A/AC.105/889/Add.5 2010 Questions on the definition and delimitation of outer space:replies from Member States
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Bangladesh, Germany, Iraq, Serbia, Thailand & Tunisia
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A/AC.105/889/Add.4 2009 Questions on the definition and delimitation of outer space:replies from Member States
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Azerbaijan, Mexico, Qatar, & Saudi Arabia
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A/AC.105/889/Add.3 2009 Questions on the definition and delimitation of outer space:replies from Member States
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Belarus, Germany & Mexico
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A/AC.105/889/Add.2 2009 Questions on the definition and delimitation of outer space:replies from Member States
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Azerbaijan & Brazil
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A/AC.105/889/Add.1 2008 Questions on the definition and delimitation of outer space:replies from Member States
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Belarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Jordan, Nicaragua & Ukraine
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A/AC.105/889 2007 Questions on the definition and delimitation of outer space:replies from Member States
Czech Republic, Iceland, Nigeria & Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
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