The Principles that COSPAR adheres to in pursuit of its Mission are:
•COSPAR promotes scientific research in space at an international level, with emphasis on the exchange of results, information, and opinions, and provides a forum, open to all scientists.
•COSPAR endeavors to ensure that a vibrant international space research effort can be conducted without impediment from geopolitical tensions or differences.
•COSPAR requires that presentations at its meetings and publications in its journals are the result of scientific research that was conducted with the highest ethical standards.
•COSPAR discloses any financial support that might be perceived as influencing its activities or positions it might advocate.
•COSPAR promotes diversity and gender equality in all of its activities, and will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.
•COSPAR encourages meaningful roles in all activities for younger scientists, who are the future of international space research.