Committee on Space Research

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The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) was established by the International Council for Science in 1958.

Among COSPAR's objectives are the promotion of scientific research in space on an international level, with emphasis on the free exchange of results, information, and opinions, and providing a forum, open to all scientists, for the discussion of problems that may affect space research. These objectives are achieved through the organization of symposia, publication, and other means. COSPAR has created a number of research programmes on different topics, a few in cooperation with other scientific Unions. The long term project COSPAR international reference atmosphere started in 1960; since then it produced several editions of the high atmosphere code CIRA, The code "IRI" of the URSI-COSPAR working group on the International Reference Ionosphere was first edited in 1978 and is yearly updated.

General Assembly[edit]

Every second year COSPAR organises a General Assembly (also called Scientific Assembly). These are conferences currently gathering more than a thousand participating space researchers. The most recent assemblies are listed below. [1]

General Assembly Year Place
33rd 2000 Warsaw, Poland
34th 2002 Houston, USA
35th 2004 Paris, France
36th 2006 Beijing, China
37th 2008 Montreal, Canada
38th 2010 Bremen, Germany
39th 2012 Mysore, India
40th 2014 Moscow, Russia

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