The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences

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Dr. Kathleen C. Howell, Editor-in-Chief
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
3233 Armstrong Hall
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Associate Editors:

Dr. Maruthi AkellaThe University of Texas at Austin (Editor-in-Chief Elect)
Dr. Rodney AndersonNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Dr. Stefano Campagnola, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Dr. Yang ChengMississippi State University
Dr. Tarek A. ElgoharyUniversity of Central Florida
Dr. Carolin FruehPurdue University
Dr. David GellerUtah State University
Dr. Ryan ParkNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Published quarterly since 1954 by the American Astronautical Society, The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences is an archival publication devoted to the sciences and technology of astronautics. Articles are published which present significant new results, important insights, or state of the art surveys in all areas of astrodynamics, celestial mechanics, atmospheric flight mechanics, navigation and guidance, and space related sciences. Authors are encouraged to submit papers on attitude dynamics, orbit determination, trajectory optimization, space mission analysis, numerical methods, maneuvering flight vehicles, dynamics and control of large flexible space structures, and space sciences related to new astronautical systems and their applications.

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Recent Papers:


Rotations, Transformations, Left Quaternions, Right Quaternions?
Renato Zanetti

Leveraging Artificial Neural Networks to Systematically Explore Solar Gravity Driven Transfers in the Martian System
Stijn De Smet, Daniel J. Scheeres…

High-Fidelity Imaging Using Compact Multi-Frame Blind Deconvolution
Douglas A. Hope, Stuart M. Jefferies…

Solar Sail Transfers and Trajectory Design to Sun-Earth L4, L5: Solar Observations and Potential Earth Trojan Exploration
Rohan Sood, Kathleen Howell

Correction to: Rolling Cones, Closed Attitude Trajectories, and Attitude Reconstruction
Sanjay P. Bhat, Naveena Crasta

Development and Evaluation of New Methods for Estimating Albedo-Areas for Three-Axis Stabilized Geosynchronous Satellites
Tamara E. Payne, Stephen A. Gregory…

Systematic Design of Optimal Low-Thrust Transfers for the Three-Body Problem
Shankar Kulumani, Taeyoung Lee

Deployment Dynamics of a Large-Scale Flexible Solar Array System on the Ground
Shao-Jing Guo, Hai-Quan Li, Guo-Ping Cai

Orbital Dynamic Admittance and Earth Shadow
Liam M. Healy, Christopher R. Binz…

Event-based Sensing for Space Situational Awareness
Gregory Cohen, Saeed Afshar, Brittany Morreale…

Analytical Assessment of Drag-Modulation Trajectory Control for Planetary Entry
Zachary R. Putnam, Robert D. Braun

Construction of Frozen Orbits Using Continuous Thrust Control Theories Considering Earth Oblateness and Solar Radiation Pressure Perturbations
Akram Masoud, W. A. Rahoma, E. H. Khattab…

Spacecraft Dynamics Employing a General Multi-tank and Multi-thruster Mass Depletion Formulation
Paolo Panicucci, Cody Allard, Hanspeter Schaub

Higher Order Algorithm for Solving Lambert’s Problem
Mohammad Alhulayil, Ahmad Bani Younes…

Volume Multi-Sphere-Model Development Using Electric Field Matching
Gabriel Ingram, Joseph Hughes, Trevor Bennett…

Probabilistic Analysis of Light Curves
Thomas Kelecy, Islam I. Hussein, Kyle Miller…

Rolling Cones, Closed Attitude Trajectories, and Attitude Reconstruction
Sanjay P. Bhat, Naveena Crasta

Stochastic Dynamics of and Collision Prediction for Low Altitude Earth Satellites
Adam T. Rich, Kenneth J. Stuart…