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Australia is buzzing with space conversations. With a new Australian Space Agency (ASA), there’s a momentous research push, space-related start-ups and more opportunities than ever for young Australian’s to be part of the journey.

COSPAR-K will be a dedicated STEM Park as a legacy from the January event of COSPAR 2021. There will be interactive experiences and activations especially for students, teachers and parents to participate in. Industry and government partners will provide opportunities to discover the latest innovations and also provide fun through exploration. We want COSPAR-K to be the space to ignite passion in our future thinkers and leaders.

This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to spark the next generation of STEM talent!

COSPAR-K Mission Objectives

We Need Your Help To Achieve Them!

To inspire and engage with thousands of students from NSW with the hope that these students will:
  • Pursue STEM related school subjects as part of their Higher School Certificate
  • Influence their selection of STEM related university courses
  • Pursue a career in space research or another STEM profession
Provide a forum for Australian STEM teachers to expand their knowledge of space science and to make connections with other STEM teachers.
To generate wider interest in Australian space research to parents, volunteers and the general public.
To profile industry and government initiatives being undertaken in the space science sector.
Attendance and engagement objectives are:
  • 50% gender split for student attendance and teacher talks
  • 10% indigenous student attendance or online engagement
  • 10% attendance or online engagement from students and teachers from rural and regional NSW
  • 5,000+ post event views via COSPAR-K TV powered by Microsoft

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Contact Mission Control

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Fast Facts

The Help Desk was the most visited chat space with 48,540 posts and 8,848 unique viewers. Lockheed Martin’s workshop had a total of 103 posts and 118 unique viewers. The Climate Change topic was well above average with a total of 5,833 clicks followed by the Opening & Awards Ceremony with a total of 3,656 clicks.

Total registrants that attended was 11,410 and user total was 67,650.

  • Peak time was during the PM shift (Europe & Asia Pacific)

Most popular Spaces:

  1. Lobby with 29,957
  2. Full program with 26,960
  3. Scientific program with 16,201
  4. Lounge 1 – Genesis with 14,309
  5. Resources with 16,832 – peak time in the AM shift (Americas)

Top Documents:

  1. Cospar program posters 2021 with 491
  2. About COSPAR2022 with 450
  3. COSPAR Program Timetable 2021 with 424
  4. 2021 In Need of Space with 399
  5. Lockheed Martin Workshops with 373

Top Companies:

  1. Lockheed Martin
  2. CSIRO
  3. North-West University
  4. Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  5. UNSW

Post Congress Information

The Covid-19 pandemic forced deferral of the Sydney Assembly from August 2020 to January 2021 and redesign of the presentation mode from 100% in-person to either 100% virtual presentation or a mix of virtual and in-person presentations (COSPAR-2021-Hybrid).

During the events of the week, we all engaged with an extremely high quality COSPAR scientific program. There were 615 sessions, each delivered twice; over 2,000 scientific presentations; and three excellent workshops led by our anchor sponsor Lockheed Martin. Over 2,000 delegates were active on the platform each day. From the app, there have been over 2,000 downloads, more than 117 thousand page hits, and the number keeps rising. The assembly website has had over unique 11,000 users accessing content.


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