Luxembourg has been an active member for about 30

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Luxembourg has been an active member for about 30 years, and is a active member of the ESA (European Space Agency). Luxembourg has recently gain new allies for the global space framework. The Czech Republic, Portugal, Japan, China, the UAE and Luxembourg have signed an agreement that is another step forward in enhancing international cooperation. Luxembourg has been a member of the UN committee on the peaceful uses of outer space since 2014. Luxembourg is a supporter of the international cooperation for peaceful use of outer space, enhancing peacekeeping operation and the safety of civilians and peacekeepers. Luxembourg is a strong supporter of the freedom of exploration and use of space for the benefit and interest of all countries. One way that Luxembourg has been utilizing space is mining. The minerals, metals and gases found on the Moon, asteroids and other near-earth objects can be mined to be either used directly in space, as a source of energy, or to be used in building rockets, satellites and other equipment beyond Earth’s atmosphere. Some may be brought back to Earth to support the economic needs of a growing population.Space mining will provide raw materials from the space environment to be used in space. Large quantities of raw material at relatively low cost can make current satellites more capable and less expensive, helping the current satellite operators improve the services they are able to deliver to their customers on Earth.Space mining could open up a wealth of new resources and opportunity to build economies beyond what we have on Earth today, and allow humans to become an interplanetary species. Luxembourg aims to play a leading role in the exploration and utilization of these resources. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg suggests that the United Nations to implement the ETU (Extraterrestrial Utilization) Treaty. The ETU Treaty ensures that nations can utilize space however they please, as long as it is approved by the Security Council. For example, if a nation suggests that there should be a war in space, that would most likely be disapproved. If a country’s idea is passed, they will provide funding for their own projects unless they get approval from the Security Council.
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