Department of International Law
Peoples' Friendship University of Russia


RUDN University Space Week

RUDN University Space Week

October 4-7, 2022, the University will host the second RUDN University Space Week within 4 days.

This year RUDN University Space Week will include a series of panel discussions with prominent representatives of the space science and technology, space law and policy, and it will include the Round Table on Current Issues of International Space Law in the framework of the Blischenko Congress at the end of the Week.  

Event is fully free and open for everyone. Certificates will be issued after the event.

On December 6, 1999, the UN General Assembly proclaimed a World Space Week. This event is celebrated every year from October 4 to 10. The choice of the period is based on two important dates in the history of cosmonautics: the launch of the first artificial satellite of the Earth and the signing of the Outer Space Treaty of 1967. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the contribution of space science and technology to improving human living conditions. This idea inspires students, contributes to the formation of future specialists, and demonstrates significant public support for space activities.

Space activities continue to play the important role in human-being, economy and security questions of every state. NewSpace sector is increasingly penetrating into exploration and use of outer space, the Moon and other celestial bodies. These events affect both space science, technology and space law and policy. In 2022 the first International Moon Day has been firstly celebrated on 20 July after the General Assembly declared it in its resolution 76/76 on “International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space” in 2021. The International Moon Day marks the anniversary of the first landing by humans on the Moon as part of the Apollo 11 lunar mission. Also, on September 1, the Convention on International Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects celebrated its 50th anniversary since its entering in force in 1972.

October 4-7, 2022, within the framework of the World Space Week, Gennadiy Zhukov International Space Law Centre of the Department of International Law (Law Institute) will hold together with the RUDN University Engineering Academy – RUDN University Space Week. The event format includes a series of online lectures, discussion panels, a round table and Q&A sessions. Among the outstanding participants and partners of the event are considered to be representatives of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL, Paris), Moon Village Association (Vienna, Austria), Eutelsat (Paris, France), International Organization of Space Communications “Intersputnik”, Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, ROSCOSMOS Academy, Brazilian Embassy in Moscow, etc. At the question-and-answer sessions, you can ask any questions relating space science technology, space law and policy.

This year in the framework of the RUDN University Space Week on October 7, 2022, additionally the Round Table on Current Issues of International Space Law in the framework of the Blischenko Congress will be organized. Such international legal issues as the utilization of space resources, the use of constellations and large constellations of satellites, space traffic management, militarization of outer space, protection of space heritage, pecularity of a registration process of space objects, space tourizm, and other aspects of progressive development of international space law are planned to be disciussed.

The working language of the event is English, simultaneous translation is not provided.


To get into the fascinating world of space, you need to click on the link and register for the RUDN University Space Week 2022. The registration for a Week will be open till October 3, 23:59 (Moscow time).


Nota Bene: We kindly invite you to participate with a report during the Round Table on Current Issues of International Space Law in the framework of the Blischenko Congress. Registration with a report will be open till September 30, 2022 23:59 (please, use the link above)

A special issue of the Space Law Research journal is considered to be published as results of the Round Table in 2023:

Contact person for Q&A: Irina Chernykh,