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Global area week (wsw) is an critical global occasion celebrated seeing that 1999, in line with a united countries (un) resolution. The week long celebrations held from october 4 to 10 of each yr, commemorate  milestones in area exploration; 4th october marking the release of the first guy-made satellite, sputnik-1 in 1957 and tenth october marking the day on which the un declaration for non violent uses of outer area came into pressure in 1967. The celebrations are coordinated by using un with the assist of area week worldwide association and nearby coordinators in diverse countries, based on a subject matter declared by way of un, every year. The wsw occasion organisers are encouraged to discover, expand and observe this subject in all the programmes carried out all through the week. It fosters international cooperation in area outreach and schooling, focusing at the contributions to the betterment of mankind.

In kerala, global space week is celebrated each 12 months underneath the auspices of vikram sarabhai area centre (vssc), and isro inertial systems unit (iisu), thiruvananthapuram, due to the fact that 2001. For the duration of wsw, events and academic programmes with unique consciousness on area are organised inside and outdoor vssc, based totally at the theme declared by using un.