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S. Korea to participate in UN space meeting

Science 09:43 February 11, 2019

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will take part in a United Nations space meeting to discuss global cooperation in the future of space activities, the government said Monday.

The subcommittee meeting kicks off on Monday (local time) for a 12-day run in Vienna, Austria, and will be attended by 87 member nations of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), the Ministry of Science and ICT said.

The gathering, aimed at building a broader space community, will serve as an opportunity for the global community to discuss the future course of space cooperation, officials said.

South Korea will send a delegation of some 10 experts to share the country's latest achievements in the sector, such as the successful launch of a locally developed rocket engine and the placing of two satellites in orbit.

COPUOUS was formed in 1959 under the U.N. umbrella to establish international norms for the exploration and peaceful use of outer space.

This undated photo provided by the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) shows officials gathering at a meeting. (Yonhap)

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