Furthering research, exploration, and the peaceful use of outer spacethrough international cooperation
COSPAR organizes scientific symposia for participants of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee sessions of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS). These sessions are organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA) in Vienna. Until 2007 the symposia were organized jointly with the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). From 2007 they have been organized alternately either by COSPAR or the IAF in years when OOSA organizes no industry symposium.
The topics so far addressed by the symposia in which COSPAR has played a role are: