In accordance with Principles Relevant to the Use of Nuclear Power Sources in Outer Space (resolution 47/68 of 14 December 1992), Member States inform the Secretary-General regarding safety assessments carried out prior to launch of nuclear-powered space objects. This information is distributed to Member States as a UN document in all official languages.
The following notifications have been received by the United Nations since 1996.
|Year||Notifying State||Space Object||Type of NPS||Document|
|2011||United States of America||Mars Science Laboratory||Radioisotope thermoelectric generator||A/AC.105/1012|
|2005||United States of America||New Horizons||Radioisotope thermoelectric generator||A/AC.105/864|
|1997||United States of America||Cassini/Huygens||Radioisotope thermoelectric generator||
|1996||Russian Federation||Mars 96||Radioisotope thermoelectric generator||A/AC.105/647|