The recent destruction of a satellite in low-Earth orbit is shedding light again on the matter of our stewardship of the space environment, which should be responsible, sustainable and agreed to internationally. It is a founding and abiding principle of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) that space should be a global commons, open without […]
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The following review article which appears in LSSR, Volume 31, is free to read until 01 November 2022:
PPP open session - 20 October 2021: The COSPAR Panel on Planetary Protection will discuss recent findings concerning planetary protection of missions to Venus and Mars. The first part of the webinar, starting at 1pm CEST will be open to registered participants, who will be able to ask questions through the Q&A functionality. The second part will be reserved to PPP members. If you would like to participate as a regular, view-only attendee, please use the registration link hereafter. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_59YY6WQdTUOkVZ82h4DNmg
Top 5 Most Cited Articles in Advances in Space Research free to read in 2021 | Published 2019-2020
The climate of Earth is changing, imperiled by the relentless emission of greenhouse gases from our advancing civilization. The Arctic sea ice cover is disappearing, creating land and sea conditions never experienced in human history. Sea levels are rising, imperiling coastal communities where much of humanity resides. Precipitation patterns are changing, resulting in long periods of drought, imperiling our sources of food and reducing habitable locations. In an essay, The Climate Crisis. A Time of Peril. A Time to Act., COSPAR President Len Fisk calls upon all nations to address the climate crisis, with urgency, deliberately, and with guidance provided by science, for our sake and that of all future generations. The essay is published here, in the August issue of Space Research Today (SRT), A Forum for Discussion, and in the latest COSPAR News, Issue 9, with the expectation that it will result in discussion and comments.
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