Journal of Small Satellites

Research, Technology & Systems

Sponsored by Science and Technology Corporation (STC), in cooperation with the Advanced Space Technologies Research & Engineering Center (ASTREC) and Taksha Institute (TI)

A Peer-Reviewed Journal published by A. Deepak Publishing (ADP)

Current Issue: Vol. 08, No. 02 (September 2019)

  • Peer Reviewed Articles
  • Tran-ThumbDevelopment of a Dual-axis Pulsed Plasma Thruster for Nanosatellite Applications
    Quang-Vinh Tran, Wee-Seng Lim, and Tran-Duy-Vu Bui (School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore); Kay-Soon Low and Bingyin Kang (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
    JoSS, Vol. 08, No. 02 (September 2019) pp. 837–847 

    First Page / Download PDF 11 Pages (1,096kb)

  • ThumbAttitude Testing Platform in a Vacuum En-vironment for a Lean Satellite with an Electric Thruster
    Marcos Hernandez-Herrera, Phongsakorn Meemak, Hiroki Hisatsugu, Ko-taro Hiraka, Jose Rodrigo Cordova-Alarcon, Sangkyun Kim, Kazuhiro Toyoda, and Mengu Cho (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan)

    JoSS, Vol. 08, No. 02 (September 2019) pp. 849–858

    First Page / Download PDF 10 Pages (1,381kb)

  • ThumbDesign and Testing of a Low-Cost, Open Source, 3-D Printed Air-Bearing-Based Attitude Simulator for CubeSat Satellites
    Nemanja Jovanovic (Aalto University, Finland); Joshua M. Pearce (Aalto University, Finland, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI US); Jaan Praks (Aalto University, Finland)

    JoSS, Vol. 08, No. 02 (September 2019) pp. 859–880

    First Page / Download PDF 22 Pages (1,942kb)

  • ThumbFull Performance Mapping of the IFM Nano Thruster, Including Direct Thrust Measurements
    David Krejci, Valentin Hugonnaud, Tony Schönherr, Bryan Little, and Alexander Reissner (ENPULSION, Wiener Neustadt, Austria); Bernhard Seifert (FOTEC, Wiener Neustadt, Austria); Quirin Koch, Eduard Bosch Borràs, and José González del Amo (ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands)

    JoSS, Vol. 08, No. 02 (September 2019) pp. 881–893

    First Page / Download PDF 13 Pages (1,216kb)

Previous Issue: Vol. 08, No. 01 (April 2019)

  • Peer Reviewed Articles
  • Parham-ThumbNetworked Small Satellite Magnetometers for Auroral Plasma Science
    J. Brent Parham, Maria Kromis, David Einhorn, Phillip Teng, Sergei Pos-nov, Hannah Levin, Osi Van Dessel, Aleks Zosuls, Brian Walsh, and Joshua Semeter (Boston University, Massachusetts US)
    JoSS, Vol. 08, No. 01 (April 2019) pp. 801-814 

    First Page / Download PDF 14 Pages (1,430kb)

  • ThumbLasercom Uncertainty Modeling and Optimization Simulation (LUMOS): A Statistical Approach to Risk-Tolerant Systems Engineering for Small Satellites
    Emily Clements, Jeffrey Mendenhall, and David Caplan (MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, Massachusetts US); Kerri Cahoy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts US)

    JoSS, Vol. 08, No. 01 (April 2019) pp. 815–836

    First Page / Download PDF 22 Pages (1,129kb)

Editorial Board and Staff

Founding Editor-in-Chief:

Norman Fitz-Coy, Ph.D. (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL US)


Associate Editors-in-Chief:

William Edmonson, Ph.D. (National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, VA US) – Founding
Marcello Romano, Ph.D. (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA US) – Founding
Jordi Puig-Suari, Ph.D. (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA US) – Founding
E. Glenn Lightsey, Ph.D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA US)


Founding Managing Editors:

Adarsh Deepak, Ph.D. (JoSS, Hampton, VA US)
Paul D. Try, Ph.D. (JoSS, Hampton, VA US)


Founding Associate Managing Editor:

Ravi Deepak (JoSS, Mountain View, CA US)


Founding Technical Area Editors (TAEs) and
Listed by Topic Area

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