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COSPAR 2024 Awards Announced

See the press release for recipients of COSPAR 2022 awards and medals.  COSPAR congratulates all recipients.

New Adhering Member Institution Report to COSPAR Now Available

COSPAR adhering institutions may use the opportunity of the forthcoming Scientific Assembly to demonstrate the capabilities and successes of space research and technology in their countries to the wide and attentive community of scientists, engineers, representatives of agencies and governments, and the general public which is present at these events. Submitted reports will be made available through this News item as they become available and will also be included in the Assembly app.

Advances in Space Research - Special Issues

Click to see recently or soon to be published / free to read ASR special issues and open calls for special issues.

Advances in Space Research (ASR): Impact Factor

Advances in Space Research (ASR), one of COSPAR's flagship scientific journals, has been awarded a 2023 Impact Factor of 2.8, improving in all categories.

COSPAR International Space Innovation Centre to be Launched

COSPAR is proud to announce the creation of the COSPAR International Space Innovation Centre, in partnership with the Cyprus Space Exploration Organization. The Center will be inaugurated during the C-SpaRC (Cyprus Space Research and Innovation Centre) Summit in Nicosia, Cyprus, 21-26 June 2024.

Space Research and its Transformative Role in the Space Sector

Read this significant article by COSPAR President, Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund, published by SpaceWatchGlobal.

COSPAR-LASP partnership for 1st COSPAR Center of Excellence

The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) is proud to announce its partnership with the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, designating the LASP Small/CubeSat group as a “COSPAR Center of Excellence for Capacity Building in CubeSat Technologies”.  Read the press release.

COSPAR appoints Niklas Hedman as General Counsel

Please welcome Niklas Hedman, COSPAR’s new General Counsel. He brings invaluable knowledge and experience from his time at the United Nations, where he most recently held the position of Acting Director of the Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). Read more in this press release.

Inaugural COSPAR International Planetary Protection Week

COSPAR’s Inaugural International Planetary Protection Week will be held at the Royal Society, London, UK, 22-25 April 2024. Hosted by AstrobiologyOU and funded by the UK Space Agency as part of the International Bilateral Fund, it will include sessions ranging from the Planetary Protection Landscape to Icy Worlds, and the Implementation of Planetary Protection. Register […]

COSPAR Outstanding Paper Awards for Young Scientists 2023 - LSSR

Congratulations to the recipients of the COSPAR Outstanding Paper Award for Young Scientists published in Life Sciences in Space Research (LSSR) in 2023.