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COSPAR International Space Weather Action Teams Website is Live!

COSPAR International Space Weather Action Teams Website is Live!  Read about it here.

New COSPAR Executive Director

As of January 2020, COSPAR's new Executive Director is Jean-Claude Worms, who reminisces on his interaction with COSPAR so far.

My Life with COSPAR: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Outgoing COSPAR Executive Director Jean-Louis Fellous shares his thoughts on his long experience at COSPAR before taking his leave and handing over to incoming Executive Director Jean-Claude Worms.

Advances in Space Research - Special Issues

Calls for papers for special issue of Advances in Space Research:

Recently published: Volume 64, Issue 12, 15 December 2019, Advances in Cosmic-Ray Astrophysics and Related Areas, Guest Editors:  Igor Moskalenko and Eun-Suk Seo

COSPAR Planetary Protection Panel Open Session, 3-4 December 2019, Vienna, Austria

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

New COSPAR Roadmap Published

"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.

4th COSPAR Symposium

COSPAR held 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 is available at

Ethiopia Adheres to COSPAR

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.

United Arab Emirates Adheres to COSPAR

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): First Impact Factor

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.