On 26 June, the fifth “IISL Happy Hour” was held, which started as a new communication format to interact and share good experiences among the IISL members in February 2021. This time, about 25 IISL members participated.

The series of the IISL Happy Hour is going to be coordinated and hosted by Vice President Setsuko Aoki. This is a monthly 60-minutes program. In the first half of the Happy Hour, a presentation is given followed by discussions and in the second half, members are invited to chat and report, moderated by President Kai-Uwe Schrogl.

For the fifth IISL Happy Hour, Dr. Olga Stelmakh- Drescher, a member of the Board of Directors of the IISL, and her team members made a series of presentation to introduce the IISL project “IISL Space Law Knowledge Constellation” (IISL Knowledge Constellation), launched in 2020 at the IISL’s 60th Anniversary. It came into operation on 12 April 2021, commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the First Human Space Flight.

The presentation was made by SpaceLaw4All: IISL Knowledge Constellation (KC) teams as follows:

Introduction: IISL KC meet – Dr. Olga Stelmakh- Dresche

Social Media: IISL KC connect and interact – Ms. Teja Dobnik and Ms. Nikoleta Vasileva

Website: IISL KC platform to showcase and learn  – Ms. Laetitia Zarkan

Newsletter: IISL KC stay informed and share – Ms. Deepika Jeyakodi

Closing Remarks: Be IISL KC! – Dr. Olga Stelmakh-Drescher

(Stellar minds, like stars, united in a constellation, shine brighter, if together”.)

Following congratulatory remarks and words of thanks to young and brilliant members as well as active exchange of views on promoting the IISL KC project, recent developments and news on space law in the regions of the participants have been presented, which was moderated by President Kai-Uwe Schrogl. Next IISL Happy Hour will be held on 10 July (Saturday) 14:00-15:00 GMT (16:00-17:00 CET). Ms. Aisha Jagirani, Director General, External Relations and Legal Affairs at Asia Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) will make a presentation on the works of APSCO, an institutional member of the IISL.