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Advances in Space Research - Special Issues

New call for papers for special issue of ASR:

2020 Nobel Laureates: Free Access to Papers Published in ASR

COSPAR congratulates the laureates of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics.  All have published in Advances in Space Research (ASR), and we invite you to read for free a selection of these papers.

43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly: COSPAR 2021 - Hybrid

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.


International Science Council (ISC) Announces New Awards Program

COSPAR's mother organization, the International Science Council (ISC), is pleased to announce the creation of its new awards program.

Updated COSPAR Policy on Planetary Protection

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.

COSPAR Smallsat Town Hall Webinars

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  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 International Astronautical Federation


COSPAR Outstanding Paper Awards for Young Scientists

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 COSPAR Outstanding Paper Award for Young Scientists. All the papers are available free to read until 3 August 2021.