Furthering research, exploration, and the peaceful use of outer spacethrough international cooperation
Two primary types of scientific body are active in COSPAR: Scientific Commissions and Panels. The rules governing these bodies are contained in the COSPAR By-Laws. In certain cases, the Bureau or the Scientific Commissions set up Sub-Commissions or Task Groups to address specific topics of scientific interest to Associates.
The general responsibilities of Scientific Commissions and Panels include, but are not limited to, the following:
Scientific Commission officers are elected by COSPAR Associates present at the open business meetings held during Assemblies.
Overview Of Current COSPAR Scientific Structure