Aims and scope

The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences
was founded in 1954 as an archival publication devoted to the science 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 missions analysis, numerical methods, maneuvering flight vehicles, dynamics and control of large flexible space structures, and space science related to new astronautical systems and their applications.

Table of Contents for Volume 59, Issues 1-2: Coming Soon!

Majji, Junkins, and Turner
Measurement Model Nonlinearity in Estimation of Dynamical Systems

Elipe, Lanchares and Pascual
Resonances and the Stability of Stationary Points Around a Central Body

Ferrer and Lara
On Roto-Translatory Motion, Reductions and Radial Intermediaries

Scheeres, de Gosson, and Maruskin
Applications of Symplectic Topology to Orbit Uncertainty and Space craft Navigation

Juang and Wang
Further Studies on Singular Value Method for Star Pattern Recognition and Attitude Determination

Satak, Davis, Doebbler and Hurtado
Two Impulse Reorientation of Spinning Axisymmetric Body: Single Axis Thrust

Lee and Juang
Nonlinear System Identification – A continuous-Time Bilinear State Space Approach

Phan and Čelk
A Superspace Method for Discrete-Time Bilinear Model Identification by Interaction Matrices

Shi and Longman
The Influence on Stability Robustness of Compromising on the Zero Tracking Error Requirement in Repetitive Control

Turner and Elgohary
Generalized Frequency Domain State-Space Models for analyzing Flexible Rotating Spacecraft

Kaplinger, Wie, and Dearborn
Earth-Impact and Analysis of a Near-Earth Object Fragmented and Dispersed by nuclear Subsurface Explosions

Roscoe, Vadali, and Alfriend
Design of Satellite Formations in Orbits of High Eccentricity with Performance Constraints Specified over a Region of Interest

Schaub and Moorer
Geosynchronous Large Debris Reorbiter: Challenges and Prospects

McLaughlin, Lechtenberg, Fattig, and Krishna
Estimating Density Using Precision Satellite Orbits from Multiple Satellites

Yan and Gong
Feedback control for Formation Flying Maintenance Using State Transition Matrix

Russell and Lantoine
Optimal Control of Relative Motion in Arbitrary Fields: Application at Deimos

Elliptic Rendezvous in the Chaser Satellite Frame

Optimal Multi-Impulse Orbit Transfer using Nonlinear Relative Motion Dynamics

Hill, Sabol, and Alfriend
Comparison of Covariance Track Association Approaches Using Simulated Data

Space Surveillance – U.S., Russia, and China

Carpenter and Markley
Sequential Probability Ratio Test for Collision Avoidance Maneuver Decisions

Fujimoto and Scheeres
Correlation of Optical Observations of Earth-Orbiting Objects by Means of Probability Distributions

Gaebler, Hur-Diaz, and Carpenter
Comparison of Sigma-Point and Extended Kalman Filters on a Realistic Orbit Determination Scenario

Horwood, Aragon, and Poore
Adaptive Gaussian Sum Filters for Space Surveillance Tracking

Bai and Junkins
Modified Chebyshev-Picard Iteration Methods for Solution of Initial Value Problems


Hoots and Sorge
Satellite Breakup Parameter Determination