COSPAR 2021-Hybrid, Sydney, Australia, 28 January - 4 February 2021 and 24/7 wherever you are. Details on how the largely virtual Scientific Assembly will work now available. New abstracts may be submitted at this link through 5 October 2020.
The COSPAR Bureau approved an updated Policy on Planetary Protection on 17 June 2020. The updated version of the policy and an introductory note are published in Space Research Today, No 208, August 2020, Pages 10-22. The Introductory Note and the most recent version of the COSPAR Policy on Planetary Protection are also available from the Panel on Planetary Protection (PPP) web page.
The COSPAR Task Group on establishing a Constellation of Small Satellites (TGCSS) will hold three webinars to explore this concept. The American zone webinar took place 2 September. Watch the video at https://youtu.be/G0VBgGCaaKw. The Asia/Oceania sector is scheduled for 29 September 2020 at 15:30 (Beijing time, GMT+8), and the European/Mid-East/Africa sector will follow about 2 weeks later. To anticipate attendance levels, those interested in the European/Mid-East/Africa webinar should express their interest by sending a message to COSPAR and for the Asia/Oceania webinar to ISSI-BJ.
The 2019 Impact Factor for ASR is 2.177, up from 1.746 in 2018, and the journal also has a 2019 CiteScore of 3.8.