United Nations of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

First Issue: 

Combating the use of Nuclear Power Sources(NPS) to find an alternative power source.

When a spaceship is sent to outer space— whether harboring rovers or astronauts, nuclear generators are usually placed on board to power all machinery and the spacecraft itself. The reason for this being that other energy sources such as solar energy is not able to sustain itself and provide enough energy for the whole trip. While nuclear energy produces a large amount of power, it comes with great risk and is very hazardous if not cooled efficiently or performs an excess amount of fusion it combusts, completely destroying the ship and killing everyone on it in mere seconds. The council will work on finding alternatives to nuclear energy, keeping in mind the safety measures that lessen the risk of damage.

 

Second Issue:

The clearance of the vast amount of space debri found in outer space.

Out of the tens of thousands objects that were identified outside earth’s orbit and are currently monitored, only around 1,4oo of them are functional satellites. The rest of the objects are referred to space officials as “space debris”. These “space debris” come in all sizes, ranging from small foam balls to large plane flatforms. Not only do they pose a collision risk to all man made objecs launched into space, but also the chance of falling into earths orbit. While clearing the debri is going to be beneficial for all of mankind, due to the fact that it limits the amount of meteors that can crash down on earth, as well as making missions in space much easier. However some say that the technology and amount of funding required to clear 50% would cost billions.

 

For any inquiries regarding this council, please feel free to contact the chairs at unoosa@bayanmun.com