Events happening in October

Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 - Posted by Monika GRUENWALD
What's happening in October?

Summer has ended, autumn is slowly drawing in and a lot of things are actually happening in October – this is the first part of a continuing story, and whenever we at Amphinicy Technologies find something worthwhile to remember, you will find it here. Stay connected!

World Space Week 2020

The World Space Week, for example – an annual declared celebration of space, with a lot of topics to read, watch and enjoy. This year’s motto is “Celebrating Satellites”. And yes, Amphinicy Technologies enjoys being a part of this, too, with the work, time and passion we invest into helping to shape this environment.

(Image: WSW2020)

Lunar landing


The Artemis Accords – a very important event as well! Eight countries – among which Luxembourg is one – have signed these accords, which are related also to the Outer Space Treaty mentioned further below. They regulate norms and principles of behavior for the Artemis lunar exploration program. The signing happened at the occasion of the International Astronautical Congress, which has taken place from 12-14 October 2020.

(Image: NASA)

63 years ago – a long time! – on 4th October 1957, Sputnik was launched, the world’s first artificial satellite. Far away from today’s technology, this small satellite had a diameter of only 56 cm and was quite lightweight, but the launch meant the real beginning of “Space Age.

(Image: NASA)

Signature of the Outer Space Treaty


On 10 October 1967 – ten years later – the Outer Space Treaty was ratified on the basis of a declaration by the United Nations. This treaty states, in its long title, “the principles governing the activities of states in the exploration and use of outer space” for peaceful purposes. In this aspect, it prohibits placing nuclear weapons, or arms of mass destruction, in space.
The fundamental principles of this treaty have been approved once more in a further UN resolution in 1992.

(Image: British Pathé)