UN Space Command is a special entity within the United Nations currently set fifty years into the future in a world where technology and automation have become the main source of economic growth for most countries. As space research, exploration and resource exploitation became more and more relevant, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) was disbanded in 2030, and United Nations Space Command was instated instead. While the goals of both committees are both to achieve “peace use of space,” UNOOSA did not engage with the more pressing issues such as direct conflict of interest and resource-exploitation race.
Furthermore, due to the expansion of various countries’ space program, UN Space Command has delegated the power to restrict countries space programs if it deemed dangerous and harms the common interest of humanity. UN Space Command also receives funding from its member states for the maintenance upgrades of international space stations. As of 2068, there are five separate International Space Stations with the total capacity of 42 crew members combined.
The year is 2068. Mechanization, industrialization, and technological development is proceeding at an unprecedented rate. However, the minerals required to keep up with the demand is on constant decline and the bit of earth’s deposit is just about to deplete. With the only limited technologies possible, the world must decide on how they can find new sources to fuel the demand.
The world’s development depends on the continuation of mechanization, which cannot happen without such critical resources. With earth’s economy at stake, countries must come together to address this solution.