JoSS, Vol. 10, No. 02 (Jul. 2021)


Editor’s Preface
JoSS Editor-in-Chief Dr. Norman Fitz-Coy – Photo Credit: Univ. of Florida

The first articles to be published in the Journal of Small Satellites (JoSS) were submitted in 2011. As we mark JoSS’s 10th anniversary of publishing, let me take this opportunity to thank all our contributors, reviewers, Technical Area Editors (TAEs), technical staff, and Associate Editors. Without your tireless efforts, we would not have been able to produce this unique Journal.

Prior to JoSS, there did not exist an online, peer-reviewed platform for scholarly articles addressing the issues, concerns, and developments specific to small satellites. Now, after 10 years of publishing, we have a viable, high-quality resource for our small satellite community that gives authors the opportunity to publish their research and findings on topics related to the safe operations of small satellites in space, at no cost to them.

 
As we transition into our next phase, we welcome several new international members to our Board of Editors, who join us as Associate Editors, including Jose Gomez (PhD) of the University of Barcelona in Spain. Chantal Cappelletti (PhD) from the University of Nottingham in the UK, and Robert van Zyl (PhD) of the CPUT Satellite Programme, South Africa. We look forward to their efforts in moving the journal forward. Again, we thank you all for your efforts as we forge this new path for scholarly, peer-reviewed information-sharing relevant to the international small satellite community. We look forward to your continued support.
 
Norman Fitz-Coy, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Small Satellites (JoSS)


Peer-Reviewed Articles

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Assessing Reaction Wheel Sizing for CubeSat Attitude Control

Tiffany A. Joseph, Guy Benari, Hugh Podmore, and Regina S. K. Lee – York University, North York, Ontario, Canada

JoSS, Vol. 10, No. 02 (Jul. 2021) pp. 1007–1014
First Page (Abstract) / Download Full Article PDF 8 Pages (539 kb)


BIRDS BUS: A Standard CubeSat BUS for an Annual Educational Satellite Project

Sangkyun Kim, Takashi Yamauchi, Hirokazu Masui, Mengu Cho – Jet Propulsion Laboratory of Space Environmental Interaction Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka-ken, Japan

JoSS, Vol. 10, No. 02 (Jul. 2021) pp. 1015–1034
First Page (Abstract) / Download Full Article PDF 21 Pages (1,363 kb)


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Project Overview of SPATIUM-I: A Technology Demonstration Mission Toward Global Three-Dimensional Ionosphere Mapping via CubeSat Constellation Equipped with an Atomic Clock

Kateryna Aheieva, Rahmi Rahmatillah, Ryotaro Ninagawa, Ibukun Owulatobi Adebolu, Sangkyun Kim, Yuta Kakimoto, Takashi Yamauchi, Hirokazu Masui, and Mengu Cho – Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka-ken, Japan; Chow Chee Lap, Zhang Ying, Tse Man Siu, Li King Ho Holden, and Mengu Cho – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

JoSS, Vol. 10, No. 02 (Jul. 2021) pp. 1035–1048
First Page (Abstract) / Download Full Article PDF 14 Pages (1,072 kb)


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Forgoing Time and State – The Challenge for CubeSats on Artemis-1

Andrew Dahir, Charles Gillard, Brodie Wallace, John Sobtzak, and Scott Palo- Ann & H. J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, US; Daniel Kubitschek – Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, US

JoSS, Vol. 10, No. 02 (Jul. 2021) pp. 1049–1060
First Page (Abstract) / Download Full Article PDF 12 Pages (1,090 kb)