In 2024, the domain of space activities is poised to experience significant transformation, presenting a wealth of opportunities for discovery and cooperation. From ambitious ventures to explore celestial bodies to pioneering advancements in space technology, the coming year holds great promise for both the public and private sector. Challenges are also deepening, especially with relation to the militarization of outer space, arising from the international tensions among competing powers.

This Space Brief highlights some of the main aspects that will mark 2024 including in light of policy and legal advances: access to space; artificial intelligence; safety, resilience and sustainability; space data; connectivity; and space exploration and resource exploitation.

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