Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)

Comité pour la recherche spatiale

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1958-10-02 Washington DC USA


Founded by H-XA1752 - International Council for Science (ICSU) at 8th General Assembly. Charter and by-laws adopted 11-13 Nov 1959, Amsterdam (Netherlands); revised 1986 and Aug 1992. New Charter and by-laws adopted Aug 1998; approved by ICSU, Oct 1998.


Promote, on an international level, scientific research in space with emphasis on exchange of results, information and opinions; provide a forum, open to all scientists, for discussion of problems that may affect scientific space research.


2026-08-01 | Florence, Italy – Scientific Assembly
2024-07-13 | Busan, Korea Rep – Scientific Assembly

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Council (meets every 2 years); Bureau; Secretariat. Scientific Commissions (8); Panels (12); Task Groups (6); Individual Associates (about 12,000); Industry Partners (2); Associate Supporter Programme (5).


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