Letter to the Editor

LtE-Thumb A Solar-powered Outer Solar System SmallSat (OS4) Architecture Defined

Robert L. Staehle (PI), Alessandra Babuscia, Yuri Beregovski, Nacer Chahat, Steve Chien, Corey Cochrane, Courtney Duncan, Henry Garrett, Damon Landau, Paulett Liewer, Pantazis Mouroulis, Neil Murphy, Adrian Tang, and Team Xc – Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, CA US; Profs. Jordi Puig-Suari and John Bellardo, and students Cole Gillespie, Nick Bonafede, Michael Fernandez, Maya Gordon, Cassandra Kraver, Daniel Leon, Liam Mages, Aviv Maish, Lucas Martos-Repath, Sydney Retzlaff, and Zachary Stednitz – California Polytechnic University, CA US; Kian Crowley – Crowley Aerospace Consulting; Mihir Desai – Southwest Research Institute; Prof. Jekan Thangavelautham – University of Arizona, AZ US

JoSS, Vol. 09, No. 03 (Sep. 2020) pp. 937–942
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Peer-Reviewed Article

Dickmann-Thumb Automated Periapsis Time Estimation for the Aerodynamic Deorbit Experiment

Samantha R. Dickmann and David A. Spencer – Purdue University, IN US; Brandon A. Smail – Northrop Grumman, Promontory, UT US

JoSS, Vol. 09, No. 03 (Sep. 2020) pp. 921–935
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Peer-Reviewed Articles

Manandhar-Thumb Towards Rectifying the Effect on Image Registration of Pointing Inaccuracies in Nanosatellites Using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks

Prajowal Manandhar, Adham M. Alkhaja, Prashanth R. Marpu, and Zeyar Aung – Khalifa University, Masdar City Campus, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

JoSS, Vol. 09, No. 02 (Jun. 2020) pp. 897–910
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Holmlund-Thumb Control Electronics for High Wavelength Accuracy in a Nanosatellite Hyperspectral Imager

Christer Holmlund, Antti Näsilä, and Jussi Mäkynen – VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Espoo, Finland

JoSS, Vol. 09, No. 02 (Jun. 2020) pp. 911–920
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Peer-Reviewed Article

Pradhan-Thumb

Shortening of Delivery Time for University-Class Lean Satellites

Kiran K. Pradhan and Mengu Cho – Laboratory of Space Environment Interaction Engineering (LaSEINE), Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan

JoSS, Vol. 09, No. 01 (Jan. 2020) pp. 881–896
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Peer-Reviewed Articles

Tran-Thumb

Development of a Dual-axis Pulsed Plasma Thruster for Nanosatellite Applications

Quang-Vinh Tran, Wee-Seng Lim, and Tran-Duy-Vu Bui –  Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Kay-Soon Low and Bingyin Kang –  National University of Singapore, Singapore

JoSS, Vol. 08, No. 02 (Sep. 2019), pp. 837-847
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Cordova-Thumb

Attitude Testing Platform in a Vacuum Environment for a Lean Satellite with an Electric Thruster

Marcos Hernandez-Herrera, Phongsakorn Meemak, Hiroki Hisatsugu, Kotaro Hiraka, Jose Rodrigo Cordova-Alarcon, Sangkyun Kim, Kazuhiro Toyoda, and Mengu Cho – Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan

JoSS, Vol. 08, No. 02 (Sep. 2019), pp. 849-858
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Jovanovic-Thumb

Design and Testing of 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 and Michigan Tech-nological University, Houghton, MI US; Jan Praks – Aalto University, Finland

JoSS, Vol. 08, No. 02 (Sep. 2019), pp. 859-880
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Krejci-Thumb

Full Performance Mapping of the IFM NanoThruster, 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 (Sep. 2019), pp. 881-893
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