43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly

The 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly will be held in Sydney, Australia, 15-23 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.

COSPAR 2018: Film Celebrating COSPAR's 60th Anniversary

The film commemorating COSPAR's 60th anniversary that was shown at the Pasadena Assembly is now available.

COSPAR Planetary Protection Panel Open Session 23-24 January 2019 in Vienna, Austria

The new COSPAR Panel for Planetary Protection will have its first meeting in January 2019 in Vienna, Austria, where from January 23 pm to January 24 am there will be an open session for discussing and debating different matters by the panel and the other attendees. The items on the Panel’s agenda for the open session are currently essentially related to planetary protection issues for Martian Moons and Outer Solar System objects. Because space and time are limited, if you are interested in attending, kindly respond to the questions below. If your application is accepted, you will receive a confirmation with more detailed information about the meeting. Unfortunately, there are no funds to support travel, nor accommodation for attendees. Questions: 1) Name: 2) Affiliation: 3) Contact details: 4) Interests in PP: 5) Request to speak at the meeting under AOB. Send your registration to niklas.hedman@un.org

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, will come on-line as they become available at http://www.cospar2019.org/.

The International Astronautical Federation


- 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), 21–25 October 2019, Washington, DC, USA.  Abstract deadline: 28 February 2019.

- GLAC 2019 – Global Conference on Space for emerging countries (GLEC), 24-26 April 2019, Marrakech, Morocco

KiboCUBE Opportunities

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are happy to announce the fourth round of “KiboCUBE” programme, the United Nations/Japan Cooperation Programme on CubeSat Deployment from the International Space Station (ISS) Japanese Experiment Module (Kibo) is now open.

You can access to further information from the following website; http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/ourwork/psa/hsti/kibocube/2019.html

Deadline for applications for the fourth round of KiboCUBE is *31 January 2019*.

Advances in Space Research: 2017 Impact Factor

The 2017 Impact Factor for ASR is 1.529, up from 1.401 in 2016, a 9% increase and at its highest ever.