43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly

The 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly will be held in Sydney, Australia, 15-22 August 2020.  Information on the scientific program and other relevant links, including to abstract submission, will come on-line as they become available at https://www.cospar-assembly.org/. The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) website, for information on registration, accommodation and other matters, is open at http://www.cospar2020.org.

Ethiopia adheres to COSPAR

On 3 June 2019 Ethiopia became the newest member of COSPAR with the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI) as the national scientific institute. The COSPAR community extends a warm welcome.

Recruitment: Executive Director, International Space Science Institute, Beijing

The International Space Science Institute-Beijing (ISSI-BJ), China invites applications for the position of its Executive Director. Postion description

Deadline for applications:  31 August 2019

4th COSPAR Symposium

COSPAR will hold its fourth Symposium in Herzliya, Israel, 4 - 8 November 2019, with a focus on Small Satellites for Sustainable Science and Development.  Information on the scientific program and other relevant links, including to abstract submission, registration, accommodation, and other matters, are available at http://www.cospar2019.org/Deadline for submission of abstracts:  20 May 2019.

The International Astronautical Federation


- 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), 21–25 October 2019, Washington, DC, USA.

- Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX) 2020, 9 – 11 June 2020, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.


European Space Agency (ESA): Voyage 2050 long-term plan in the ESA Science Programme

- Call for Membership of Topical Teams, deadline: 6 May 2019, 12:00 (noon) CEST 

- Call for White Papers, deadline: 5 August 2019, 12:00 (noon) CEST

Details of the two Calls can be found at: https://cosmos.esa.int/voyage-2050

Life Sciences in Space Research (LSSR): First Impact Factor

Life Sciences in Space Research (LSSR) has obtained a first ever Impact Factor of 2.07, ranking 32nd out of 87 biology journals and in the solid second quartile.

More exciting news for LSSR - the journal has been accepted for SCIE, Science Citation Index Expanded. The journal is already included in MEDLINE/PubMed.

Advances in Space Research: 2018 Impact Factor

The 2018 Impact Factor for ASR is 1.746, up from 1.529 in 2017, and at its highest ever.

Joint Fellowships: Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)

New fellowship opportunity for researchers in countries with developing economies.  To find out more visit https://www.scar.org/awards/fellowships/overview/. Deadline: 17 July 2019.