by Claudiu Mihai Taiatu

It is of the essence of the provisions of Art. VIII OST that for retaining jurisdiction and control over an object launched in outer space, a State must register it. More clarifications are brought by the provisions of the Registration Convention which entered into force in 1976. At international level, the UN has delegated to UNOOSA the responsibility for maintaining the Register of objects launched into outer space. The registration on space objects is submitted by States, namely by the Permanent Missions to the UN in Vienna. The provisions of Art. IV of the Registration Convention stipulates what should include the data provided. Overall, this UN Register supports the identification of States bearing international responsibility and liability for space objects.


Registration of Space Objects