The new COSPAR Panel for Planetary Protection will have its second meeting in December 2019 in Vienna, Austria, where from 3 December, 13:30, to 4 December, 15:30, there will be an open session for discussing and debating different matters by the panel and the other attendees. 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 email@example.com
Calls for papers for special issue of Advances in Space Research:
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.
"Small satellites for space science: A COSPAR scientific roadmap" (published in ASR, 64, n°8, 15 October 2019), prepared by a group of scientists under the leadership of Professor Rudolf von Steiger, Director, International Space Science Institute, Bern, Switzerland is freely available through the link indicated.
On 3 June 2019 Ethiopia became a member of COSPAR with the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI) as the national scientific institute. The COSPAR community extends a warm welcome.
On 6 May 2019 the United Arab Emirates became a member of COSPAR with the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) as the national scientific institute. The COSPAR community extends a warm welcome.
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.
The 2018 Impact Factor for ASR is 1.746, up from 1.529 in 2017, and at its highest ever.