International Space Science Institute

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The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) is an Institute of Advanced Studies based in Bern, Switzerland. The institute's work is interdisciplinary, focusing on the study of the solar system, and encompasses planetary sciences, astrophysics, cosmology, astrobiology, and the Earth sciences. A main activity is the interpretation of experimental data collected by space research missions.

ISSI is a non-profit organization and a foundation under Swiss law. ISSI operations are supported by grants from the European Space Agency, the Swiss Confederation, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), the University of Bern and the Space Research Institute (IKI) of the Russian Academy of Sciences.[1]

It was established in 1995.[2] Primary initial capital for the ISSI was provided by Oerlikon Space AG.[2]


  1. ^ About ISSI : History : International Space Science Institute. Retrieved on 2009-02-06.
  2. ^ a b Taylor, Diane C. (May 1996). "The International Space Science Institute: A Vision Realised". European Space Agency. Retrieved 2009-08-16.

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