The second Conference on
the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space was held in
The UNISPACE 82 Conference discussed how all States could take advantage of space technology for economic and social development and benefit from using satellite remote sensing systems to develop and monitor their natural resources and the environment.
In the short term at least, access by all countries to the full range of space activities would require co-operation between developed and developing countries, the Conference stated, recommending that technologically advanced countries with facilities for launching satellites, conducting experimental activities in space, operating remote sensing systems or manufacturing advanced components or systems should make these facilities accessible to developing countries.
of Soviet Socialist Republics