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Weekly Update, 6 March 2023

A short news update, intended for all COSPAR Associates, this week focussing on our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) initiative.

COSPAR Is Hosting a Symposium on Climate Action during the UNCOPUOS Scientific and Technical Sub-Committee

Please note that COSPAR is hosting a Symposium on Climate Action during the UNCOPUOS Scientific and Technical Sub-Committee 60th session next week.

Advances in Space Research – Issue 71/01 temporary OpenAccess

All articles of the first issue of the year of ASR (71/01) are OpenAccess for one complete year, as courtesy of Elsevier.  These 80 peer-reviewed articles (1215 pages) can be downloaded by anyone without any paid subscription to the journal at:


Community petition for INTEGRAL extension – click here for information.

Planning on going to the 45th COSPAR Scientific Assembly in Busan, 13 - 21 July 2024.  You will want to read a recent announcement from the South Korean President concerning Korea’s ambitions for the Moon and Mars.

Free to Read Open Access Papers - Advances in Space Research

Recent free-to-read open access papers published in Advances in Space Research (ASR) are available through Elsevier's ScienceDirect site.


...With its Scientific Commission engaging in studies of the Earth from space, its Task Group on Global Climate Change, and its thousands of scientists convening regularly in assemblies and symposia, COSPAR helps develop the contributions and solutions that space research brings to fight climate change.... Click to read more.


COSPAR congratulates NASA, ESA, DLR, ISA, and all their international partners for the successful launch of the Artemis1 Mission.  Forward to the Moon!

LSSR Review and Open Access Articles/Issues Free to Read

A new link has been posted to a Life Sciences in Space Research (LSSR) free-to-read review or open access paper/issue.

New COSPAR President Elected

At the recent Scientific Assembly in Athens Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund was elected COSPAR President for the 2022 - 2026 term of office.  Congratulations to Professor Ehrenfreund!