Furthering research, exploration, and the peaceful use of outer spacethrough international cooperation
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.
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, just published.
COSPAR International Space Weather Action Teams Website is Live! Read about it here.