COSPAR 2018 would like to thank the following companies for their generous support:
AGU galvanizes a community of Earth and space scientists that collaboratively advances and communicates science and its power to ensure a sustainable future. AGU represents a diverse group of scientists that encompasses research on everything from the exploration of the planets to studies of the structure and chemical composition of the Earth’s deep interior to understanding the Earth’s atmosphere and the causes of climate change. (agu.org)
|ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration
At Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, we’ve brought together all of Earth and space science into one school, breaking the traditional disciplinary boundaries so that we can ask the biggest questions that we have in science. We’re combining the strengths of science, engineering, and education, to set the stage for a new era of exploration. (sese.asu.edu)
|Cherenkov Telescope Array
With 100+ telescopes split between two sites, the Cherenkov Telescope Array will be the world’s largest and most sensitive high-energy gamma-ray observatory, providing novel insights into the most extreme events in the Universe. More than 1,350 scientists and engineers from 32 countries are engaged in its scientific and technical development. (cta-observatory.org)
CNES proposes and implements the French space policy. It is involved in all sectors: Ariane, science, observation, telecommunications and defence. CNES designs and launches satellites and engineers the space systems of the future. It promotes the emergence of new services, for the benefit of all. (www.cnes.fr)
|DLR (German Aerospace Center)
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security and digitalisation is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. As Germany’s space agency, DLR is responsible for the planning and implementation of the German space programme. (dlr.de/en)
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science, and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. (elsevier.com)
|International Planetary Data Alliance
The International Planetary Data Alliance (IPDA) is a closely cooperating partnership to maintain the quality and performance of data (including data formats) generated from planetary research missions using instruments in space. Specific tasks include development of compatible archives, enabling access to international data archives, and the sharing of common software. (planetarydata.org)
IPAC at Caltech partners with NASA, NSF, JPL and the world-wide research community to advance exploration of our Universe. Beginning with the IRAS mission in 1985 and spanning to Spitzer today, we have enabled transformative research of the infrared sky. We provide science operations, user support, data services, and scientific vision to maximize discovery with observatories both in space and on the ground. We share these discoveries with the public through education outreach programs and award-winning media. Our diverse community of active researchers is dedicated and essential to fulfilling this mission. Stop by the IPAC booth to learn about the resources and data archives that we provide to the scientific community. The IPAC projects represented at the booth include the Spitzer Space Telescope, the Infrared Science Archive (IRSA), the NASA Extragalactic Database (NED), and NExScI (NASA Exoplanet Science Institute). A new virtual reality tour of the TRAPPIST-1 star system will be available for charter! (ipac.caltech.edu)
JAXA was designated as a core performance agency to support the Japanese government’s overall aerospace development and utilization. It became a National Research and Development Agency in 2015, and took a new step forward to achieve optimal R&D achievements for Japan, according to the government’s purpose of establishing a national R&D agency. (global.jaxa.jp)
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. (lockheedmartin.com)
|National Space Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences
The National Space Science Center (NSSC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences is China’s gateway to space science. It is the key institute responsible for planning, developing, launching and operating China’s space science satellite missions. It also spearheads space science research in the fields of space physics, space environment, microwave remote sensing, space engineering technology, etc. (english.nssc.cas.cn)
As a true digital globe, the OmniGlobe is the perfect tool for displaying global datasets showing changes in the oceans, atmosphere, human impact and more. It can also display beautiful, inspirational images of the earth, planets and moons. The OmniGlobe is visually captivating, infinitely updateable and an exceptional educational tool! (arcscience.com)
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) observatory is a Boeing 747SP aircraft carrying a 2.5-meter telescope to altitudes up to 45,000 feet. Observing above 99 percent of Earth’s atmospheric water vapor and utilizing an evolving science instrument suite, SOFIA is a premier facility for astronomical observations at infrared wavelengths. (sofia.usra.edu)
Looking to publish your research? Discover Springer’s print and electronic publication services, including open access! Get high-quality review, maximum readership and rapid distribution. Visit our booth or springer.com/authors. You can also browse key titles in your field and buy (e)books at discount prices. With Springer you are in good company. (springer.com)
|The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world. Our work helps shape sound policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine. Within the Academies, the Space Studies Board (SSB) provides an independent, authoritative forum for information and advice on all aspects of space science and applications. The SSB is also the U.S. National Committee to the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), a member committee of the International Council for Science (ICSU). (nas.edu/SSB)
|Thirty Meter Telescope – TMT
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project has been established to design, build and operate an Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) with a primary mirror diameter of 30 meters. When complete TMT will be one of the largest ground based optical/infrared telescope in the world. An international collaboration consisting of the University of California, the California Institute of Technology, Canada, Japan, India and China has been formed to deliver this exciting project. (tmt.org)
|Universities Space Research Association
Founded in 1969, under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences, Universities Space Research Association is a nonprofit corporation chartered to advance space-related science, technology and engineering. USRA operates scientific institutes and facilities, conducts other major research and educational programs, under Federal funding, and engages the university community in its activities. (usra.edu)
|University of Southern California – Viterbi School of Engineering
USC is a top-ranked U.S. graduate engineering schools in the U.S., offering a wide range of disciplines in engineering and computer science. The Viterbi School’s Astronautical Engineering department offers BS, MS and PhD programs and a graduate certificate. The MS and graduate certificate programs are available 100% online. (viterbigradadmission.usc.edu)
WARNING: Housing Piracy
Please be aware that you may receive phone calls or emails from organizations who will claim to be calling on behalf of the COSPAR 2018 Assembly and will offer discounted hotel rates to delegates in Pasadena, California. They will request a contract and payment information from you to take advantage of their alleged discounts.
These companies are NOT affiliated with the Assembly and you should not, under any circumstances, provide them with your payment information.
Should you have booked with one of these organizations, please inform the Registration & Housing Department of COSPAR 2018 at COSPAR2018-Registration at icsevents.com.
The Conference Secretariat (International Conference Services Ltd.) is the official housing bureau for COSPAR 2018 and is offering assistance with the coordination of housing requirements for the Conference. Special rates and added complimentary amenities will only be available to delegates and exhibitors who book through the Conference Secretariat.
You will have the opportunity to book your rooms with the Conference Secretariat when registering for the Assembly, upon receiving a special link sent to you by email by the Sponsorship & Exhibit Manager. You will not be asked to book your room on the phone and you will not be asked for a 30% deposit upon booking.
The COSPAR 2018 Assembly and its supporting organizations cannot meet the contracted room obligations if sponsors, exhibitors and delegates book outside the block of the official housing bureau. Rooms that are not filled because of that create an expense for the Conference in form of financial penalties (attrition charges) and place the financial success of the Assembly at risk, which increases with each delegate, exhibitor and sponsor not booking through the official housing bureau.