Germany signs Artemis Accords

On 14 September 2023, Germany became the 29th country party to the Artemis Accords – a set of nonbinding principles, guidelines, and best practices to enhance the governance of the civil exploration and use of outer space. They also seek to promote safety, transparency, and sustainability in space activities.

The Accords were established in 2020 by NASA and the US Department of State, together with seven initial signatories. The 29 countries to have signed the Accords to date are: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czechia, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, the UK, and the USA.