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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.

Advances in Space Research: 2019 Impact Factor and CiteScore

The 2019 Impact Factor for ASR is 2.177, up from 1.746 in 2018, and the journal also has a 2019 CiteScore of 3.8.

Life Sciences in Space Research (LSSR): CiteScore and Impact Factor

Life Sciences in Space Research (LSSR) has been awarded a 2019 Impact Factor of 2.453, up from 2.066 last year, and a 2019 CiteScore of 4.0. LSSR has also been accepted for SCIE, Science Citation Index Expanded. The journal is already included in MEDLINE/PubMed.

Opportunity for Capacity Building in Small Satellites Development and Operations for Universities in Developing Countries

The COSPAR Panel for Capacity Building (PCB) is trying to establish a long-term capacity building project together with the International Satellite Program in Research and Education (INSPIRE), based on the development and scientific exploitation of small satellites. This project aims to enable space hardware and instrumentation development and to provide guidance on best practices for hardware development, sustainable space activities, and crafting space policy among emerging space nations.  See here for more details.

New Zealand Adheres to COSPAR

On 8 February New Zealand became a member of COSPAR with the Royal Society Te Apārangi as the national scientific institute. The COSPAR community extends a warm welcome.

ASR 2019 Top 10 Reviewers

Pascale Defraigne (Belgium),  Jianghui Geng (China),  John Bosco Habarulema (South Africa), Koji Mukai (USA), Yuichi Otsuka (Japan), Elijah Oyeyemi (Nigeria), Jacek Paziewski (Poland), Michael Pezzopane (Italy), Ilya Usoskin (Finland), Ningbo Wang (China). Full article to follow in the April issue of Space Research Today (SRT).

LSSR Special issue on Planetary Protection: New Aspects of Policy and Requirements, Vol 23 November 2019

LSSR Special issue on Planetary Protection: New Aspects of Policy and Requirements, Vol 23 November 2019, just published.

COSPAR International Space Weather Action Teams Website is Live!

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