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

Contents

1 General Assembly 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

General Assembly[edit] Every second year, COSPAR calls for 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 in the table below.[1] The 41st General Assembly in Istanbul
Istanbul
was cancelled due to the 2016 Turkish coup d'état attempt.[2]

General Assembly Year Place Country

43nd 2020 Sydney  Australia

42nd 2018 Pasadena  United States

41st 2016 Istanbul
Istanbul
(cancelled)  Turkey

40th 2014 Moscow  Russia

39th 2012 Mysore  India

38th 2010 Bremen  Germany

37th 2008 Montreal  Canada

36th 2006 Beijing China

35th 2004 Paris  France

34th 2002 Houston  United States

33rd 2000 Warsaw  Poland

See also[edit]

Space research International Planetary Data Alliance

References[edit]

^ COSPAR Scientific Assemblies ^ COSPAR 2016 Archived 2016-07-19 at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

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