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Watch the Video - Keeping our World(s) Pristine - The Role of COSPAR's Panel on Planetary Protection

See the new video about the work of COSPAR's Panel on Planetary Protection.

5th COSPAR Symposium

COSPAR will hold its fifth Symposium in Singapore, 17 - 21 April 2023, with a focus on Space Science with Small Satellites.  Information on the scientific program is available at Local Organizing Committee (LOC) website, for information on registration, accommodation and other matters, is open at

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.  Deadline for submission of nominations for the ISC Awards Programme 2021 has been extended to 8 March 2021.

Advances in Space Research: 1st Issue of 2021 Now Available in Open Access

The first 2021 issue of Advances in Space Research, volume 67/01, is now available free to read through 31 December 2021.  This issue contains 54 papers and 714 pages.  Read them here. The following two articles are also free to read until the end of the year:

COSPAR Panel on Planetary Protection (PPP)

  • The next PPP Meeting will take place virtually on 15 February 2021. The meeting will be composed of an open session to which all interested parties are invited.
  • Open Zoom meeting of the COSPAR Planetary Protection Panel on Monday 15 February 2021, 13.00-17.00 (CET) – register before 13 February by sending your name, affiliation, and e-mail address for connection to Panel Vice-Chair Niklas Hedman.

COSPAR 2024, Busan, South Korea

COSPAR's 45th Scientific Assembly will be organized in Busan, South Korea 13 - 21 July 2024.  More details available in due time. KASI press release

COSPAR 2022, Athens, Greece

Athens looks forward to welcoming the 44th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 16 - 24 July 2022.

Advances in Space Research: Top Reviewers of 2020

See the announcement for Advances in Space Research top reviewers of 2020.

COSPAR 2020 Awards Announced

See the press release for recipients of COSPAR 2020 awards and medals.  COSPAR congratulates all recipients.  COSPAR 2021-Hybrid participants, be sure to watch the ceremony to take place during the 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 30 January 2021, AEDT 17:00 - 18:00, or at any time thereafter on demand.