The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences

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Dr. Maruthi Akella, Editor-in-Chief
The University of Texas at Austin
Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
2617 Wichita Street
ASE Building, C0600
Austin, TX 78712

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

Associate Editors:

Dr. Rodney AndersonNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Dr. Eric ButcherUniversity of Arizona
Dr. Stefano Campagnola, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Dr. Kyle DeMars, Texas A&M University
Dr. Tarek A. ElgoharyUniversity of Central Florida
Dr. Carolin FruehPurdue University
Dr. David GellerUtah State University
Dr. Jennifer S. HudsonWestern Michigan University
Dr. Martin OzimekJohns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Dr. Ryan ParkNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Dr. Powtawche ValerinoAerodyne Industries

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:

Generalized Composite Noncertainty-Equivalence Adaptive Control of Orbiting Spacecraft in Vicinity of Asteroid
Keum W. Lee, Sahjendra N. Singh

A Study of Albedo Effects on Libration Points in the Elliptic Restricted Three-Body Problem
M. Javed Idrisi, M. Shahbaz Ullah

Two-Body Orbital Boundary Value Problems in Regularized Coordinates
Bharat Mahajan, Srinivas R. Vadali

Steady State Frequency Response Design of Finite Time Iterative Learning Control
Benjamas Panomruttanarug, Richard W. Longman

How Many Impulses Redux
Ehsan Taheri, John L. Junkins

Mars Trojan Orbits for Continuous Earth-Mars Communication
Mark Jesick

State Uncertainty Normality Detection
Sven K. Flegel, James C. Bennett

Mission Design and Analysis for Mars Orbiter Mission
Kuldeep Negi, B. S. Kiran

Swarm Optimization of Lunar Transfers from Earth Orbit with Operational Constraints
Justin R. Mansell, Samantha Dickmann

Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of Reentry Vehicles Based on Takagi-Sugeno Fuzzy Models
Benjamin W. L. Margolis, Mohammad A. Ayoubi

State-Space System Identification Without a Hold Device by Lagrange Interpolation
Minh Q. Phan, Dong-Huei Tseng

Unit Sphere-Constrained and Higher Order Interpolations in Laplace’s Method of Initial Orbit Determination
Ethan R. Burnett, Andrew J. Sinclair

The Three-Body Interaction Effect on the Families of 3D Periodic Orbits Associated to Sitnikov Motion in the Circular Restricted Three-Body Problem
Omiros Ragos, Angela E. Perdiou

A Bi-quintic Latitude/Longitude Spline and Lunar Surface Modeling for Spacecraft Navigation
Mark L. Psiaki, Kari C. Ward, Kyle J. DeMars

A Direct Light Curve Inversion Scheme in the Presence of Measurement Noise
Siwei Fan, Carolin Frueh

Finite Horizon Optimal Nonlinear Spacecraft Attitude Control
Ahmed Khamis, Dawid Zydek

Optical Navigation Preparations for the New Horizons Kuiper-Belt Extended Mission
Derek S. Nelson, Erik J. Lessac-Chenen

Dual Quaternions as a Tool for Modeling, Control, and Estimation for Spacecraft Robotic Servicing Missions
Panagiotis Tsiotras, Alfredo Valverde