CEDAR email: Special Issue of Advances in Space Research: Advances in Small Satellites for Space Science

Loren Chang loren at ncu.edu.tw
Wed Sep 12 11:28:43 MDT 2018

Papers are invited for a special topical issue of Advances in Space Research (ASR) entitled “Advances in Small Satellites for Space Science”.
Miniaturization in sensor technologies, attitude control systems providing fine precision pointing and high data rate communication have all made nano and small satellite platforms capable of full space science missions. The CubeSat approach to satellite building incorporates higher risk acceptance and using commercial off the shelf components. Combined with ever increasing opportunities for access to space at reduced costs, small satellites can now offer cost-effective solutions for addressing fundamental scientific questions in Earth Science, Heliophysics, Astronomy and Planetary sciences. While CubeSats have provided the democratization of space for a number of countries who have built and operated their first satellites in the past decade, such platforms also provide new entrants to address outstanding questions in space sciences. Space Science missions with constellations of CubeSats providing high temporal and spatial coverage are also being increasingly proposed. In this special issue we welcome relevant manuscripts from the small satellite and CubeSat community on current and funded missions and concepts for instrumentation and mission ideas for space science.

Papers must be submitted electronically to http://ees.elsevier.com/asr. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, authors must select “Special Issue: Small Science Satellites” when they reach the "Article Type" step in the submission process. 

While the deadline for submissions is 31 May 2019, papers will be published electronically as soon as they are accepted.

Dr. Amal Chandran (achandran at ntu.edu.sg) and Dr. Loren Chang (loren at ncu.edu.tw) are the Guest Editors for this special issue. Questions can be directed to Drs. Chandran and Chang or to the Co-Editor for Special Issues, Dr. Peggy Ann Shea (sssrc at msn.com).

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