The WMO Space Programme was established by the Fourteenth WMO Congress in May 2003 and inaugurated on 1 January 2004 as a new major cross-cutting Programme. The presentation describes the current status of the expanded space-based component of the World Weather Watch's Global Observing System (GOS) including access by WMO Members to new data streams from R&D space missions and their impacts for operational use. The presentation also describes activities accomplished in the first two years of the WMO Space Programme including matters related towards the establishment of an International Geostationary Laboratory (IGEOLAB) as well as an Integrated Global Data Dissemination Service (IGDDS), and a high-profile training event planned for 2006.