The Outer Space Institute

For the sustainable development of Space


To view all researched articles, open letters, public communications and more, visit the Documents and Press page.

  • Watch "Who Owns Outer Space?: Sustainable Development on the Final Frontier" by Michael Byers and Aaron Boley. This talked took place in February at the Vancouver Institute (VI) and is now available: here.
  • Michael Byers and Andrew Simon-Butler have co-authored an entry for the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL) on "Space Law". You can read it here: Space Law. If you would like to read the full entry and cannot access it on the Oxford University Press website, please send an e-mail to:
  • The Outer Space Institute (OSI) is inviting applications for two post-doctoral research fellowships in the field of space security, broadly defined. For more information on information on how to apply please see here: Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Space Security
  • Who We Are

    The Outer Space Institute (OSI) is a network of world-leading space experts united by their commitment to highly innovative, transdisciplinary research that addresses grand challenges facing the continued use and exploration of space. Comprised of physical scientists, social scientists, lawyers, engineers, industry leaders, and policy makers, there is no other body like it anywhere. The transdisciplinary approach enables the OSI to identify challenges, opportunities, and solutions that have been overlooked by other groups. By breaking down barriers that prevent people in different fields from working together, the OSI is able to further challenge assumptions that are often taken for granted in building public policy.

    Media Contacts

    Please visit our Contact Request page for information on how to reach OSI Fellows with requests for interviews or commentary.