This website was initiated by DLR and aims at developing a sound understanding of OOS and its issues and at creating a dedicated community on global level.
Since 2001 DLR has broadened the focus of its OOS-related activities into non-technical aspects as market potential, commercial implications and political as well as regulatory issues. In 2002 a first workshop was organized ( "OOS 2002 - Defining A Way Forward!") in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency CSA, which will be repeated in 2004 in Canada ( "OOS 2004 - Developing A Roadmap").
The overall objective is to develop a structured long-term approach of how to deal with OOS by providing high-quality information and latest insights to this new, complex and innovative field of space activities and to initiate new collaborations.
Therefore this website will be updated frequently. Comments and contributions are welcome( Contact).