IAA Acta Astronautica Journal

IAA Acta Astronautica Journal Overview
IAA Journal Acta Astronautica
The journal Acta Astronautica first appeared in 1959. The journal Acta Astronautica, 2500 pages a year, covers developments in space science technology related to peaceful scientific exploration of space and its exploitation for human welfare and progress, the conception, design, development and operation of space-borne and Earth-based systems. In addition to the regular issues of contributed papers and transaction notes, the journal publishes selected proceedings from IAA congresses.

The journal IAA Acta Astronautica is published monthly by Elsevier Science Ltd in London under the auspices of the IAA Publications and Communication Committee chaired by Liu Jiyuan, China.

The Editor in Chief is Jeng-Shing Chern (China Taiwan)

The Co-Editors are:

– Space Physical Sciences: Athena Coustenis (France), Elisabeth Piotelat (France), Radhika Ramachandran (India), Nickolay Smirnov (Russia), Antonio Viviani (Italy)
– Space Life Sciences: Ruth Hemmersbach (Germany), Christos Papadelis (USA)
– Space Technology & Systems Development: Riccardo Bevilacqua (USA), Christophe Bonnal (France), Filippo Graziani (Italy), Jiawen Qiu (China), Chen Jie (China), Krishna D. Kumar (Canada),
– Space Systems Operations & Utilization: Vipparthi Adimurthy (India), Anna Guerman (Portugal), Lu Yu (China), Robert G. Melton (USA), V, Arun K. Misra (Canada), Maria-Antonietta Perino (Italy), Yury Razoumny (Russia);
– Space Policy, Law & Economics: Haym Benaroya (USA), Corinne Jorgenson (USA)
– Space ands Society: Culture and Education: Eva Yi-Wei Chang (China Taiwan), Ingemar Skoog (Sweden)

The Honorary Editor is Jean-Pierre Marec (France)
The Editor for Ex-Mundo Astronautico is Jean-Michel Contant (France)
The Managing Editor is Eva Yi-Wei Chang (China Taiwan)

Scope of the Journal

The journal Acta Astronautica first appeared in 1959 and is published monthly by Elsevier Science Ltd in London under the auspices of the IAA Publications and Communication Committee chaired by Prof. Liu Jiyuan, China.

In order to provide opportunities for initiation of focused activities, to facilitate and observe such activities, enable the exchange of ideas and information among interested members of the Academy and recommend appropriate measures, the journal of the Academy Acta Astronautica is divided in six areas with a scope described below. The general scopes of responsibility of each area of the journal may be amended by the IAA Board of Trustees in the future.

Scope of Space Physical Sciences

Basic Science in General, Planetary, Interplanetary and Interstellar Exploration, Astronomy,
Earth Sciences, Space Physics, Space Weather, Space Material Sciences, Search for Extraterrestrial
Intelligence (SETI).

Scope of Space Life Sciences

Life Sciences in General, Space Physiology and Medicine, Human Factors, Space and Planetary Biology and Biophysics, Biotechnology and Life Support, Astrobiology.

Scope of Space Technology & System Development

Engineering Sciences in General, Research and Development to Enable Future Space Activities, Human Exploration of the Solar System,Development of New Space Facilities in or Beyond Earth Orbit, Advanced Propulsion, Interstellar Space Exploration, Space Resources.

Scope of Space System Operation & Utilization

Space Activities and New Concepts that Directly Relate to Space Operations and Utilization, Communications, Remote Sensing, and Navigation Satellites, Small Satellites for Developing Nations, Countries Emerging in Space Technology, and Earth Observation, Safety, Rescue and Quality, EVA Protocols and Operations, Utilization of Space Facilities Such As Space Stations.

Scope of Space Policies, Law & Economics

Global Policy Issues, International Cooperation and Competition, Intergovernmental Relations, Management, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Social Science in General, Space Law, Scientific-legal Liaison, Economic Issues Associated With Developing New Space Applications such as Solar Power Satellites, Public Space Travel, Space Debris, Economics of Launch Systems, Financing, Commercialization and Privatization Issues in General, Secondary Interest in Areas such as Space Debris and Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).

Scope of Space, Society, Culture & Education

Societal Needs: Environmental Issues – Energy, Green, Sustainability, Waste, Water, Health and Well-being, Influence of Space on Society Drivers, Technology and Knowledge Transfer,
Education and Outreach: Communications, Public Relations, Information Dissemination, Media, Education – Teaching, Learning, Training, Workforce Development, Space Awareness, Impact of Space Activities,
Art and Culture: Applied Arts, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Plastic Arts, Visual Arts, Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Cultural Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, Fashion and Lifestyle, Literature, Science Fiction, SETI – Social and Cultural Dimensions, Terminology in Space Activities,
Humanities and History: History of Astronautics and Space Science, Museums and Libraries, Philosophy, Ethics, Religion, Sociology, Astrosociology.

In this section you will find:

Instructions to Authors: How to publish in Acta Astronautica Journal

IAA Papers Data Base: table of content of Acta Astronautica journal

Order form: Subscription to Acta Astronautica Journal

IAA Acta Astronautica How to Publish

Instructions to Authors

Submission to this journal proceeds totally online. Use the following guidelines to prepare your article. Via the EES homepage of this journal http://ees.elsevier.com/aa/


Acta Astronautica publishes original contributions in all fields of basic, engineering, life and social space sciences and of space technology related to: the peaceful scientific exploration of space, its exploitation for human welfare and progress and the conception, design, development and operation of space-borne and Earth-based systems. In addition to regular issues of contributed papers, the journal publishes selected proceedings of the annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC), transactions of the IAA and special issues on topics of current interest, such as microgravity, space station technology, geostationary orbits, and space economics. Other major subject areas regularly covered include satellite technology, space transportation and communications, space energy, power and propulsion, astrodynamics, extraterrestrial intelligence and Earth observations.

Members of the IAA are eligible for a personal subscription to Acta Astronautica at a substantially discounted rate.

Types of Contributions

Original research papers and Notes (see section below).


Ethics in Publishing

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Conflict of interest

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work. See also External link http://www.elsevier.com/conflictsofinterest.

Submission declaration

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.


Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a ‘Journal Publishing Agreement’ (for more information on this and copyright see External link http://www.elsevier.com/copyright). Acceptance of the agreement will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a ‘Journal Publishing Agreement’ form or a link to the online version of this agreement.
Subscribers may reproduce tables of contents or prepare lists of articles including abstracts for internal circulation within their institutions. Permission of the Publisher is required for resale or distribution outside the institution and for all other derivative works, including compilations and translations (please consult External link http://www.elsevier.com/permissions). If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article. Elsevier has preprinted forms for use by authors in these cases: please consult External link http://www.elsevier.com/permissions.

Retained author rights

As an author you (or your employer or institution) retain certain rights; for details you are referred to: External link http://www.elsevier.com/authorsrights.

Role of the funding source

You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the paper for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated. Please see External link http://www.elsevier.com/funding.

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Submission to this journal proceeds totally online. Use the following guidelines to prepare your article. Via the EES homepage of this journal (External link http://ees.elsevier.com/aa/) you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files. The system automatically converts source files to a single Adobe Acrobat PDF version of the article, which is used in the peer-review process. Please note that even though manuscript source files are converted to PDF at submission for the review process, these source files are needed for further processing after acceptance. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor’s decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail and via the author’s homepage, removing the need for a hard-copy paper trail.


Please submit, with the manuscript, the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of 3 potential referees. Note that the editor retains the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers are used.

Special Instructions for Notes

The above instructions apply to the Academy Transactions Notes with the following exceptions:

Submission of Notes: An author wishing to have a Note published should first seek the sponsorship of one Academy member of the appropriate Academy Section, asking him to sign the submission form for Academy Transactions Notes, which is to be found in every issue of the journal. The manuscripts, together with the submission form, are to be sent to the Guest Editor for Notes, at the address below.

Prof. Dr. med. Rupert Gerzer
Director, Institute of Aerospace Medicine
German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln, Germany
Contact e-mail: rupert.gerzer@dlr.de

They will then undergo rapid peer review before publication. If one of the authors is a Member or a Corresponding member, no recommendation is required. The latest membership list is available at External link http://www.iaaweb.org.

Length of paper: Notes are strictly limited to four pages of the journal. This includes a 50-word abstract.

Titles and authors’ names: The title preceded by the words “Academy Transaction Note” should be followed by the authors’ names, affiliations and complete addresses and by the words “Endorsed by X.”

Footnotes indicate (a) the authors’ official titles, if desired, (b) the quality of Member of X and the Academy Section. If an author is a Member or a Corresponding member the words “Endorsed by X” are suppressed and his quality indicated in a footnote.


Use of wordprocessing software

It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the wordprocessor used. The text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article. In particular, do not use the wordprocessor’s options to justify text or to hyphenate words. However, do use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts etc. Do not embed “graphically designed” equations or tables, but prepare these using the wordprocessor’s facility. When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. If no grid is used, use tabs, not spaces, to align columns. The electronic text should be prepared in a way very similar to that of conventional manuscripts (see also the Guide to Publishing with Elsevier: External link http://www.elsevier.com/guidepublication). Do not import the figures into the text file but, instead, indicate their approximate locations directly in the electronic text and on the manuscript. See also the section on Electronic illustrations.
To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the “spell-check” and “grammar-check” functions of your wordprocessor.


If the LaTeX file is suitable, proofs will be produced without rekeying the text. The article should preferably be written using Elsevier’s document class “elsarticle”, or alternatively the standard document class “article”.
The Elsevier LaTeX style file package (including detailed instructions for LaTeX preparation) can be obtained from the Quickguide: External link http://www.elsevier.com/latex. It consists of the file: elsarticle.cls, complete user documentation for the class file, bibliographic style files in various styles, and template files for a quick start.

Article structure

Subdivision – numbered sections

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, …), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to “the text”. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.


State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods

Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.


A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.


Results should be clear and concise.


This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.


The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.


If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on.


Include in the manuscript a short (maximum 100 words) biography of each author, along with a passport-type photograph accompanying the other figures.

Essential title page information

  • Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
  • Author names and affiliations. Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors’ affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
  • Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.
  • Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a “Present address” (or “Permanent address”) may be indicated as a footnote to that author’s name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.


A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.


Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, “and”, “of”). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.


Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.


Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

Symbols and Units

No ambiguities should arise with mathematical symbols. Greek letters and unusual symbols should be identified in the margin. Particular care should be exercised in identifying all symbols and in avoiding ambiguities. Distinction should be made between the number one and the letter l, and between zero and the letter O. Nomenclature (if any) should be treated as an Appendix, following any other Appendices. It should be presented in alphabetical order of symbols. If included, a footnote should be inserted in the first section where symbols are used, reading ‘See Nomenclature at end of paper’.

Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other quantities are mentioned, give their equivalent in SI.

Math formulae

Present simple formulae in the line of normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).


Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text). The numbers identifying the equations should be placed in parentheses to the right of the equation.


Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article, using superscript Arabic numbers. Many wordprocessors build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Should this not be the case, indicate the position of footnotes in the text and present the footnotes themselves separately at the end of the article. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list.
Table footnotes
Indicate each footnote in a table with a superscript lowercase letter.

Electronic artwork

General points
• Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
• Save text in illustrations as “graphics” or enclose the font.
• Only use the following fonts in your illustrations: Arial, Courier, Times, Symbol.
• Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
• Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files.
• Provide captions to illustrations separately.
• Produce images near to the desired size of the printed version.
• Submit each figure as a separate file.

A detailed guide on electronic artwork is available on our website:
External link http://www.elsevier.com/artworkinstructions
You are urged to visit this site; some excerpts from the detailed information are given here.
Regardless of the application used, when your electronic artwork is finalised, please “save as” or convert the images to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below):
EPS: Vector drawings. Embed the font or save the text as “graphics”.
TIFF: color or grayscale photographs (halftones): always use a minimum of 300 dpi.
TIFF: Bitmapped line drawings: use a minimum of 1000 dpi.
TIFF: Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (color or grayscale): a minimum of 500 dpi is required.
DOC, XLS or PPT: If your electronic artwork is created in any of these Microsoft Office applications please supply “as is”.
Please do not:
• Supply embedded graphics in your wordprocessor (spreadsheet, presentation) document;
• Supply files that are optimised for screen use (like GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); the resolution is too low;
• Supply files that are too low in resolution;
• Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.

Color artwork

Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF, EPS or MS Office files) and with the correct resolution. If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable color figures then Elsevier will ensure, at no additional charge, that these figures will appear in color on the Web (e.g., ScienceDirect and other sites) regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in color in the printed version. For color reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from Elsevier after receipt of your accepted article. Please indicate your preference for color in print or on the Web only. For further information on the preparation of electronic artwork, please see External link http://www.elsevier.com/artworkinstructions.
Please note: Because of technical complications which can arise by converting color figures to “gray scale” (for the printed version should you not opt for color in print) please submit in addition usable black and white versions of all the color illustrations.

Figure captions

Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.


Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.


Citation in text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either “Unpublished results” or “Personal communication” Citation of a reference as “in press” implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Web references

As a minimum, the full URL should be given. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

References in a special issue

Please ensure that the words ‘this issue’ are added to any references in the list (and any citations in the text) to other articles in the same Special Issue.

Reference style

Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.
Example: “….. as demonstrated [3,6]. Barnaby and Jones [8] obtained a different result ….”
List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.
Reference to a journal publication:
[1] J. van der Geer, J.A.J. Hanraads, R.A. Lupton, The art of writing a scientific article, J. Sci. Commun. 163 (2000) 51-59.
Reference to a book:
[2] W. Strunk Jr., E.B. White, The Elements of Style, third ed., Macmillan, New York, 1979.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
[3] G.R. Mettam, L.B. Adams, How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: B.S. Jones, R.Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, 1999, pp. 281-304.

Journal abbreviations source

Journal names should be abbreviated according to
Index Medicus journal abbreviations: External link http://www.nlm.nih.gov/tsd/serials/lji.html;
List of serial title word abbreviations: External link http://www.issn.org/2-22661-LTWA-online.php;
CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service): External link http://www.cas.org/sent.html.

Supplementary material

Elsevier accepts electronic supplementary material to support and enhance your scientific research. Supplementary files offer the author additional possibilities to publish supporting applications, movies, animation sequences, high-resolution images, background datasets, sound clips and more. Supplementary files supplied will be published online alongside the electronic version of your article in Elsevier Web products, including ScienceDirect: External link http://www.sciencedirect.com. In order to ensure that your submitted material is directly usable, please ensure that data are provided in one of our recommended file formats. Authors should submit the material in electronic format together with the article and supply a concise and descriptive caption for each file. Video files: please supply ‘stills’ with your files: you can choose any frame from the video or make a separate image. These will be used instead of standard icons and will personalize the link to your supplementary information. For more detailed instructions please visit our artwork instruction pages at External link http://www.elsevier.com/artworkinstructions.

Submission checklist

It is hoped that this list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal’s Editor for review. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item.
Ensure that the following items are present:
One Author designated as corresponding Author:
• E-mail address
• Full postal address
• Telephone and fax numbers
All necessary files have been uploaded
• Keywords
• All figure captions
• All tables (including title, description, footnotes)
Further considerations
• Manuscript has been “spellchecked” and “grammar-checked”
• References are in the correct format for this journal
• All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa
• Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web)
• color figures are clearly marked as being intended for color reproduction on the Web (free of charge) and in print or to be reproduced in color on the Web (free of charge) and in black-and-white in print
• If only color on the Web is required, black and white versions of the figures are also supplied for printing purposes
For any further information please visit our customer support site at External link http://epsupport.elsevier.com.


Use of the Digital Object Identifier

The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) may be used to cite and link to electronic documents. The DOI consists of a unique alpha-numeric character string which is assigned to a document by the publisher upon the initial electronic publication. The assigned DOI never changes. Therefore, it is an ideal medium for citing a document, particularly ‘Articles in press’ because they have not yet received their full bibliographic information. The correct format for citing a DOI is shown as follows (example taken from a document in the journal Physics Letters B):
When you use the DOI to create URL hyperlinks to documents on the web, they are guaranteed never to change.


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IAA Acta Astronautica Volume 152 November 2018

IAA Acta Astronautica, Journal of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)

Volume 152, Pages 1-920, November 2018

ExMASS: A viable model for authentic student-scientist research partnerships
Pages 1-9
Andrew Shaner, Sandy Watson, Maya Bakerman, Sanlyn Buxner
Optical changes of molecular contamination thin-film outgassed from epoxy-based resin during deposition and desorption process
Pages 10-17
Kazunori Shimazaki, Eiji Miyazaki, Yugo Kimoto
Mixing enhancement mechanism induced by the cascaded fuel injectors in supersonic flows: A numerical study
Pages 18-26
Wei Huang, Yong Li, Li Yan, R. Moradi
Performance analysis of fixed wing space drones in different solar system bodies
Pages 27-48
M. Hassanalian, D. Rice, S. Johnstone, A. Abdelkefi
Dynamic and static controller placement in Software-Defined Satellite Networking
Pages 49-58
Shuai Wu, Xiaoqian Chen, Lei Yang, Chengguang Fan, Yong Zhao
A model for understanding and managing cost growth on joint programs
Pages 59-70
Morgan Dwyer, Zoe Szajnfarber, Bruce Cameron, Edward Crawley
Surrogate modeling for liquid-gas interface determination under microgravity
Pages 71-77
Zongyu Wu, Yiyong Huang, Xiaoqian Chen, Xiang Zhang, Wen Yao
Flexible heat shields deployed by centrifugal force
Pages 78-87
Rui Wu, Peter C.E. Roberts, Constantinos Soutis, Carl Diver
Study of satellite formation flying control using differential lift and drag
Pages 88-100
D. Ivanov, M. Kushniruk, M. Ovchinnikov
Serum microRNA as noninvasive indicator for space radiation
Pages 101-104
Wenjun Wei, Jufang Wang, Jinpeng He, Xiaodong Xie
Analysis of the gas exchange and water balance in a closed experimental model of the artificial ecosystem intended for an estimated portion of a human
Pages 105-111
Sofya Ushakova, Natalia Tikhomirova, Vladimir Velichko, Sergey Trifonov, Yegor Morozov, Galina Kalacheva, Anastasia Pavlova, Alexander Tikhomirov
Combustion stabilization modes in a hydrogen-fueled scramjet combustor at high stagnation temperature
Pages 112-122
Yanan Wang, Zhenguo Wang, Mingbo Sun, Hongbo Wang
Space elevator maturing into a Galactic Harbour
Pages 123-126
Peter Swan, Michael Fitzgerald
Evaluation criteria for a flameless combustor based on recirculation and mixing – A CFD approach
Pages 127-136
Hesham M. Khalil, Yehia A. Eldrainy, Khalid M. Saqr, Walid A. Abdelghaffar
Electrostatic-magnetic-hybrid thrust generation in central–cathode electrostatic thruster (CC–EST)
Pages 137-145
Akihiro Sasoh, Hayato Kasuga, Yoshiya Nakagawa, Toshihiro Matsuba, Daisuke Ichihara, Akira Iwakawa
MPC-based anti-sway control of tethered space robots
Pages 146-162
Zhongjie Meng, Bingheng Wang, Panfeng Huang
The Rosetta science operations and planning implementation
Pages 163-174
Miguel Pérez-Ayúcar, Mike Ashman, Miguel Almeida, Marc Costa Sitjà, Juan José García Beteta, Raymond Hoofs, Michael Kueppers, Julia Marín Yaseli, Donald Merritt, Federico Nespoli, Eduardo Sánchez Suarez
Humor as a coping strategy in spaceflight
Pages 175-178
Jelena Brcic, Peter Suedfeld, Phyllis Johnson, Tina Huynh, Vadim Gushin
A gradual approach towards space traffic management: The contribution of UNISAPCE+50
Pages 179-184
Peter Stubbe
IAA Acta Astronautica Volume 142 January 2018

IAA Acta Astronautica, Journal of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
Volume 142, Pages 1-314, January 2018

Combined high and low-thrust geostationary orbit insertion with radiation constraint Original Research Article
Pages 1-9
Malcolm Macdonald, Steven Robert Owens
The politics of space mining – An account of a simulation game Original Research Article
Pages 10-17
Deganit Paikowsky, Roey Tzezana
2D Necklace Flower Constellations Original Research Article
Pages 18-28
David Arnas, Daniel Casanova, Eva Tresaco
Thermal probe design for Europa sample acquisition Original Research Article
Pages 29-36
Mera F. Horne
Limits and signatures of relativistic spaceflight Original Research Article
Pages 37-44
Ulvi Yurtsever, Steven Wilkinson
High-frequency counter-flow plasma synthetic jet actuator and its application in suppression of supersonic flow separation Original Research Article
Pages 45-56
Hongyu Wang, Jun Li, Di Jin, Mengxiao Tang, Yun Wu, Lianghua Xiao
Pulsar navigation using time of arrival (TOA) and time differential TOA (TDTOA) Original Research Article
Pages 57-63
Ning Xiaolin, Yang Yuqing, Gui Mingzhen, Wu Weiren, Fang Jiancheng, Liu Gang
Interstellar communication. II. Application to the solar gravitational lens Original Research Article
Pages 64-74
Michael Hippke
Recovering area-to-mass ratio of resident space objects through data mining Original Research Article
Pages 75-86
Hao Peng, Xiaoli Bai
The Strata-1 experiment on small body regolith segregation Original Research Article
Pages 87-94
Marc Fries, Paul Abell, Julie Brisset, Daniel Britt, Joshua Colwell, Adrienne Dove, Dan Durda, Lee Graham, Christine Hartzell, Kenneth Hrovat, Kristen John, Dakotah Karrer, Matthew Leonard, Stanley Love, Joseph Morgan, Jayme Poppin, Vincent Rodriguez, Paul Sánchez-Lana, Dan Scheeres, Akbar Whizin
Aerodynamics and Aerothermodynamics of undulated re-entry vehicles Original Research Article
Pages 95-102
K. Kaushikh, S. Arunvinthan, S. Nadaraja Pillai
Analysis of atomic oxygen and ultraviolet exposure effects on cycloaliphatic epoxy resins reinforced with octa-functional POSS Original Research Article
Pages 103-111
Agnieszka Suliga, Ewa M. Jakubczyk, Ian Hamerton, Andrew Viquerat
Space strategy and governance of ESA small member states Original Research Article
Pages 112-120
Daniel Sagath, Angeliki Papadimitriou, Maarten Adriaensen, Christina Giannopapa
Formation mechanisms and characteristics of transition patterns in oblique detonations Original Research Article
Pages 121-129
Shikun Miao, Jin Zhou, Shijie Liu, Xiaodong Cai
Which benefits and limits derive from ESA membership for European Countries owning “medium-sized” space agencies? Original Research Article
Pages 130-137
Giorgio Petroni, Barbara Bigliardi, Francesco Galati, Alberto Petroni
Planar rigid-flexible coupling spacecraft modeling and control considering solar array deployment and joint clearance Original Research Article
Pages 138-151
Yuanyuan Li, Zilu Wang, Cong Wang, Wenhu Huang
Similarity solutions for unsteady flow behind an exponential shock in a self-gravitating non-ideal gas with azimuthal magnetic field Original Research Article
Pages 152-161
G. Nath, R.P. Pathak, Mrityunjoy Dutta
Numerical simulation of divergent rocket-based-combined-cycle performances under the flight condition of Mach 3 Original Research Article
Pages 162-169
Peng Cui, WanWu Xu, Qinglian Li
Real-time maneuver optimization of space-based robots in a dynamic environment: Theory and on-orbit experiments Original Research Article
Pages 170-183
Gregory E. Chamitoff, Alvar Saenz-Otero, Jacob G. Katz, Steve Ulrich, Benjamin J. Morrell, Peter W. Gibbens
The soviet manned lunar program N1-L3 Original Research Article
Pages 184-192
Christian Lardier
Accuracy enhancement of navigation images using blind restoration method Original Research Article
Pages 193-200
Jianhui Zhao, Cundu Zhang, Tao Yu, Fan Li
Institutional patterns in the Austrian space sector Original Research Article
Pages 201-211
Annie Wong, Elco van Burg, Christina Giannopapa
Tether cutting maneuver in swing-by trajectory Original Research Article
Pages 212-220
Tsubasa Yamasaki, Mai Bando, Shinji Hokamoto
Concentrated energy addition for active drag reduction in hypersonic flow regime Original Research Article
Pages 221-231
M. Ashwin Ganesh, Bibin John
Dynamics and offset control of tethered space-tug system Original Research Article
Pages 232-252
Jingrui Zhang, Keying Yang, Rui Qi
An adaptive reentry guidance method considering the influence of blackout zone Original Research Article
Pages 253-264
Yu Wu, Jianyao Yao, Xiangju Qu
Determination of disturbances acting on small satellite mock-up on air bearing table Original Research Article
Pages 265-276
D. Ivanov, M. Koptev, Y. Mashtakov, M. Ovchinnikov, N. Proshunin, S. Tkachev, A. Fedoseev, M. Shachkov
Observability of satellite launcher navigation with INS, GPS, attitude sensors and reference trajectory Original Research Article
Pages 277-288
Yanick Beaudoin, André Desbiens, Eric Gagnon, René Landry
Long-duration space exploration and emotional health: Recommendations for conceptualizing and evaluating risk Review Article
Pages 289-299
Candice A. Alfano, Joanne L. Bower, Jennifer Cowie, Simon Lau, Richard J. Simpson
Investigation of drag and heat reduction induced by a novel combinational lateral jet and spike concept in supersonic flows based on conjugate heat transfer approach Original Research Article
Pages 300-313
Liang Zhu, Xiong Chen, Yingkun Li, Omer Musa, Changsheng Zhou
IAA Acta Astronautica Volume 141 December 2017

IAA Acta Astronautica, Journal of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
Volume 141, Pages 1-254, December 2017

Concept design and cluster control of advanced space connectable intelligent microsatellite
Pages 1-7
Xiaohui Wang, Shuang Li, Yuchen She
Mach-Effect thruster model Original Research Article
Pages 8-16
M. Tajmar
Open innovation in the European space sector: Existing practices, constraints and opportunities Original Research Article
Pages 17-21
Elco van Burg, Christina Giannopapa, Isabelle M.M.J. Reymen
The Phobos-Grunt microgravity soil preparation system Original Research Article
Pages 22-29
Kai-leung Yung, Chi Wo Lam, Sui Man Ko, James Abbott Foster
Effects of materials surface preparation for use in spacecraft potable water storage tanks Original Research Article
Pages 30-35
William T. Wallace, Sarah L. Wallace, Leslie J. Loh, C.K. Mike Kuo, Edgar K. Hudson, Tyler J. Marlar, Daniel B. Gazda
Parametric study of sensor placement for vision-based relative navigation system of multiple spacecraft Original Research Article
Pages 36-49
Junho Jeong, Seungkeun Kim, Jinyoung Suk
Design of tipping structure for 110 m high-precision radio telescope Original Research Article
Pages 50-56
Shufei Feng, Congsi Wang, Baoyan Duan, You Ban
Multifunctional fiber reinforced polymer composites using carbon and boron nitride nanotubes Original Research Article
Pages 57-63
Behnam Ashrafi, Michael B. Jakubinek, Yadienka Martinez-Rubi, Meysam Rahmat, Drazen Djokic, Kurtis Laqua, Daesun Park, Keun-Su Kim, Benoit Simard, Ali Yousefpour
Numerical simulation of a Rotating Detonation with a realistic injector designed for separate supply of gaseous hydrogen and oxygen Original Research Article
Pages 64-78
T. Gaillard, D. Davidenko, F. Dupoirieux
Red Dragon drill missions to Mars Original Research Article
Pages 79-88
Jennifer L. Heldmann, Carol R. Stoker, Andrew Gonzales, Christopher P. McKay, Alfonso Davila, Brian J. Glass, Larry L. Lemke, Gale Paulsen, David Willson, Kris Zacny
Study on the criterion to determine the bottom deployment modes of a coilable mast Original Research Article
Pages 89-97
Haibo Ma, Hai Huang, Jianbin Han, Wei Zhang, Xinsheng Wang
Detumbling control for kinematically redundant space manipulator post-grasping a rotational satellite Original Research Article
Pages 98-109
Mingming Wang, Jianjun Luo, Jianping Yuan, Ulrich Walter
Numerical and experimental investigation of the effect of geometry on combustion characteristics of solid-fuel ramjet Original Research Article
Pages 110-122
Lunkun Gong, Xiong Chen, Omer Musa, Haitao Yang, Changsheng Zhou
Thermal shock induced dynamics of a spacecraft with a flexible deploying boom Original Research Article
Pages 123-131
Zhenxing Shen, Huijian Li, Xiaoning Liu, Gengkai Hu
Post-Newtonian equations of motion for LEO debris objects and space-based acquisition, pointing and tracking laser systems Original Research Article
Pages 132-142
J.M. Gambi, M.L. García del Pino, J. Gschwindl, E.B. Weinmüller
Nonlinear electromechanical modelling and dynamical behavior analysis of a satellite reaction wheel Original Research Article
Pages 143-157
Alireza Aghalari, Morteza Shahravi
Semi-analytical methods for rapid pre-dimensioning of launcher structures subjected to Booster load introduction Original Research Article
Pages 158-171
Andreas Rittweger
Design of a three-dimensional scramjet nozzle considering lateral expansion and geometric constraints Original Research Article
Pages 172-182
Zheng Lv, Jinglei Xu, Jianwei Mo
Building large telescopes in orbit using small satellites Original Research Article
Pages 183-195
Chris Saunders, Dan Lobb, Martin Sweeting, Yang Gao
A review of the performance and structural considerations of paraffin wax hybrid rocket fuels with additives Review Article
Pages 196-208
Kirsty Veale, Sarp Adali, Jean Pitot, Michael Brooks
Establishing a framework for studying the emerging cislunar economy Original Research Article
Pages 209-218
Carlos Manuel Entrena Utrilla
Electrodynamical compensation of disturbing torque and attitude stabilization of a satellite in J2 perturbed orbit Original Research Article
Pages 219-227
A.A. Tikhonov, K.A. Antipov, D.G. Korytnikov, D.Yu. Nikitin
Calcium dependent current recordings in Xenopus laevis oocytes in microgravity Original Research Article
Pages 228-236
Simon L. Wuest, Christian Roesch, Fabian Ille, Marcel Egli
Effects of dynamic backpressure on shock train motions in straight isolator Original Research Article
Pages 237-247
Jianhua Cai, Jin Zhou, Shijie Liu, Zhiyong Lin
Back-pressure effects on unsteadiness of separation shock in a rectangular duct at Mach 3 Original Research Article
Pages 248-254
Bing Xiong, Xiao-qiang Fan, Yi Wang, Liang Zhou, Yuan Tao
IAA Acta Astronautica Volume 137-139 2017

IAA Acta Astronautica, Journal of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
Volume 139, Pages 1-564, October 2017

Combustion characteristics and turbulence modeling of swirling reacting flow in solid fuel ramjet Review Article
Pages 1-17
Omer Musa, Chen Xiong, Zhou Changsheng
Torque distribution algorithm for effective use of reaction wheel torques and angular momentums
Pages 18-23
Mikihiro Sugita
Experimental study of cone-struts and cavity flameholders in a kerosene-fueled round scramjet combustor Original Research Article
Pages 24-33
Dongqing Zhang, Wenyan Song
Analysis of the effect of attachment point bias during large space debris removal using a tethered space tug Original Research Article
Pages 34-41
Zhongyi Chu, Jingnan Di, Jing Cui
Approach to technology prioritization in support of moon initiatives in the framework of ESA exploration technology roadmaps Original Research Article
Pages 42-53
Sara Cresto Aleina, Nicole Viola, Roberta Fusaro, Giorgio Saccoccia
A modified modal method for solving the mission-oriented inverse kinematics of hyper-redundant space manipulators for on-orbit servicing Original Research Article
Pages 54-66
Wenfu Xu, Zonggao Mu, Tianliang Liu, Bin Liang
Effects of injection pressure variation on mixing in a cold supersonic combustor with kerosene fuel Original Research Article
Pages 67-76
Wei-Lai Liu, Lin Zhu, Yin-Yin Qi, Jia-Ru Ge, Feng Luo, Hao-Ran Zou, Min Wei, Tien-Chien Jen
Fast spacecraft adaptive attitude tracking control through immersion and invariance design Original Research Article
Pages 77-84
Haowei Wen, Xiaokui Yue, Peng Li, Jianping Yuan
Numerical simulation on the powder propellant pickup characteristics of feeding system at high pressure Original Research Article
Pages 85-97
Haijun Sun, Chunbo Hu, Xiaofei Zhu
Breakthrough Listen – A new search for life in the universe Original Research Article
Pages 98-101
S. Pete Worden, Jamie Drew, Andrew Siemion, Dan Werthimer, David DeBoer, Steve Croft, David MacMahon, Matt Lebofsky, Howard Isaacson, Jack Hickish, Danny Price, Vishal Gajjar, Jason T. Wright
Cultural ethology as a new approach of interplanetary crew’s behavior Original Research Article
Pages 102-110
Carole Tafforin, Francisco Giner Abati
Sliding mode disturbance observer-enhanced adaptive control for the air-breathing hypersonic flight vehicle Original Research Article
Pages 111-121
Hao An, Changhong Wang, Baris Fidan
Asymptotic stability of a satellite with electrodynamic attitude control in the orbital frame Original Research Article
Pages 122-129
A. Yu. Aleksandrov, A.A. Tikhonov
Satellite single-axis attitude determination based on Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast signals Original Research Article
Pages 130-140
Kaixing Zhou, Xiucong Sun, Hai Huang, Xinsheng Wang, Guangwei Ren
Electric propulsion reliability: Statistical analysis of on-orbit anomalies and comparative analysis of electric versus chemical propulsion failure rates Original Research Article
Pages 141-156
Joseph Homer Saleh, Fan Geng, Michelle Ku, Mitchell L.R. Walker
Power matching between plasma generation and electrostatic acceleration in helicon electrostatic thruster Original Research Article
Pages 157-164
D. Ichihara, Y. Nakagawa, A. Uchigashima, A. Iwakawa, A. Sasoh, T. Yamazaki
Pose estimation and tracking of non-cooperative rocket bodies using Time-of-Flight cameras Original Research Article
Pages 165-175
Harvey Gómez Martínez, Gabriele Giorgi, Bernd Eissfeller
Conducting Rock Mass Rating for tunnel construction on Mars Original Research Article
Pages 176-180
Heidi D. Beemer, D. Scott Worrells
Agent-based algorithm for fault detection and recovery of gyroscope’s drift in small satellite missions Original Research Article
Pages 181-188
Johan Carvajal-Godinez, Jian Guo, Eberhard Gill
Structural testing and analysis of a braided, inflatable fabric torus structure Original Research Article
Pages 189-200
Andrew C. Young, William G. Davids, Daniel J. Whitney, Joshua D. Clapp, Andrew J. Goupee
Drift-free solar sail formations in elliptical Sun-synchronous orbits Original Research Article
Pages 201-212
Khashayar Parsay, Hanspeter Schaub
Non-cooperative spacecraft pose tracking based on point cloud feature Original Research Article
Pages 213-221
Ying He, Bin Liang, Jin He, Shunzhi Li
Change of growth promotion and disease resistant of wheat seedling by application of biocontrol bacterium Pseudochrobactrum kiredjianiae A4 under simulated microgravity Original Research Article
Pages 222-227
Yuming Fu, Han Gao, Hongyan Li, Youcai Qin, Wen Tang, Jinying Lu, Ming Li, Lingzhi Shao, Hong Liu
The elements of a commercial human spaceflight safety reporting system Original Research Article
Pages 228-232
Ian Christensen
A non-saturated sliding-mode control of shaft deflection for magnetically suspended momentum wheel with coupled disturbance and saturated amplifier Original Research Article
Pages 233-242
Chao Han, Xinwei Wang, Yuanjin Yu, Zhaohua Yang
A combined impedance-PD approach for controlling a dual-arm space manipulator in the capture of a non-cooperative target Original Research Article
Pages 243-253
A. Stolfi, P. Gasbarri, M. Sabatini
Galaxy travel via Alcubierre’s warp drive Original Research Article
Pages 254-257
M. Fil’chenkov, Yu. Laptev
Visualization of the heat release zone of highly turbulent premixed jet flames Original Research Article
Pages 258-265
Liang Lv, Jianguo Tan, Jiajian Zhu
Dynamic analysis of the tether transportation system using absolute nodal coordinate formulation Original Research Article
Pages 266-277
Xin Sun, Ming Xu, Rui Zhong
Investigation on the propagation process of rotating detonation wave Original Research Article
Pages 278-287
Li Deng, Hu Ma, Can Xu, Changsheng Zhou, Xiao Liu
Effect of thermochemical non-equilibrium on the aerodynamics of an osculating-cone waverider under different angles of attack Original Research Article
Pages 288-295
Zhen Liu, Jun Liu, Feng Ding, Kai Li, Zhixun Xia
Coordinated control of a space manipulator tested by means of an air bearing free floating platform Original Research Article
Pages 296-305
Marco Sabatini, Paolo Gasbarri, Giovanni B. Palmerini
Integrating spaceflight human system risk research Original Research Article
Pages 306-312
Jennifer Mindock, Sarah Lumpkins, Wilma Anton, Maria Havenhill, Mark Shelhamer, Michael Canga
Design and implementation of a Cube satellite mission for Antarctic glacier and sea ice observation Original Research Article
Pages 313-320
Shufan Wu, Tiancheng Zhao, Yuan Gao, Xiao Cheng
Optimal Bi-elliptic transfer between two generic coplanar elliptical orbits
Pages 321-324
Elena V. Kiriliuk, Sergey A. Zaborsky
Towards a standard licensing scheme for the access and use of satellite earth observation data for disaster management Original Research Article
Pages 325-331
Nathan E. Clark
Experiments and simulation of a net closing mechanism for tether-net capture of space debris Original Research Article
Pages 332-343
Inna Sharf, Benjamin Thomsen, Eleonora M. Botta, Arun K. Misra
A methodology to study the possible occurrence of chugging in liquid rocket engines during transient start-up Original Research Article
Pages 344-356
Marco Leonardi, Francesco Nasuti, Francesco Di Matteo, Johan Steelant
Attitude and vibration control of a satellite containing flexible solar arrays by using reaction wheels, and piezoelectric transducers as sensors and actuators Original Research Article
Pages 357-366
Ijar M. da Fonseca, Domingos A. Rade, Luiz C.S. Goes, Thiago de Paula Sales
An adaptive optics aided differential optical positioning for passive orbit determination of the space debris at the geostationary orbit Original Research Article
Pages 367-376
Piotr Piatrou, Francois Rigaut
LEO-to-ground optical communications using SOTA (Small Optical TrAnsponder) – Payload verification results and experiments on space quantum communications Original Research Article
Pages 377-384
Alberto Carrasco-Casado, Hideki Takenaka, Dimitar Kolev, Yasushi Munemasa, Hiroo Kunimori, Kenji Suzuki, Tetsuharu Fuse, Toshihiro Kubo-Oka, Maki Akioka, Yoshisada Koyama, Morio Toyoshima
Towards a results-based management approach for capacity-building in space science, technology and applications to support the implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development Original Research Article
Pages 385-389
Werner R. Balogh, Luc St-Pierre, Simonetta Di Pippo
Environmental design implications for two deep space SmallSats Review Article
Pages 390-395
Peter Kahn, Travis Imken, John Elliott, Brent Sherwood, Andreas Frick, Douglas Sheldon, Jonathan Lunine
Space architecture for MoonVillage Original Research Article
Pages 396-406
Brent Sherwood
Development of a solar array drive mechanism for micro-satellite platforms Original Research Article
Pages 407-418
Giorgos Galatis, Jian Guo, Jeroen Buursink
Chaotic attitude motion of a low-thrust tug-debris tethered system in a Keplerian orbit Original Research Article
Pages 419-427
Vladimir S. Aslanov, Arun K. Misra, Vadim V. Yudintsev
Numerical simulation of the combustion of nano-aluminum in carbon dioxide Original Research Article
Pages 428-434
Yunlan Sun, Qichang Wang, Yuxin Wu, Baozhong Zhu, Jianfeng Pan
Parametric effect on the mixing of the combination of a hydrogen porthole with an air porthole in transverse gaseous injection flow fields Original Research Article
Pages 435-448
Lang-quan Li, Wei Huang, Li Yan, Shi-bin Li
Investigation on the effect of diaphragm on the combustion characteristics of solid-fuel ramjet Original Research Article
Pages 449-462
Lunkun Gong, Xiong Chen, Haitao Yang, Weixuan Li, Changsheng Zhou
Response of Lactobacillus acidophilus ATCC 4356 to low-shear modeled microgravity Original Research Article
Pages 463-468
Sarah Castro-Wallace, Sarah Stahl, Alexander Voorhies, Hernan Lorenzi, Grace L. Douglas
Critically stable damping in flexible structure control Original Research Article
Pages 469-480
Zhigang Xing, Gangtie Zheng
New fractal math tool providing simultaneous reorientation and acceleration of spacecraft Original Research Article
Pages 481-485
Alexander P. Yefremov
A low-complexity attitude control method for large-angle agile maneuvers of a spacecraft with control moment gyros Original Research Article
Pages 486-493
Shota Kawajiri, Saburo Matunaga
Adaptive quaternion tracking with nonlinear extended state observer Original Research Article
Pages 494-501
Yu-liang Bai, Xiao-gang Wang, Jiang-tao Xu, Nai-gang Cui
Structural-electromagnetic bidirectional coupling analysis of space large film reflector antennas Original Research Article
Pages 502-511
Xinghua Zhang, Shuxin Zhang, ZhengAi Cheng, Baoyan Duan, Chen Yang, Meng Li, Xinbin Hou, Xun Li
Active vibration suppression for maneuvering spacecraft with high flexible appendages Original Research Article
Pages 512-520
Qiufan Yuan, Yanfang Liu, Naiming Qi
A 200 W Hall thruster with hollow indented anode
Pages 521-527
Yongjie Ding, Hezhi Sun, Liqiu Wei, Peng Li, Hongbo Su, Wuji Peng, Daren Yu
Pulsed fusion space propulsion: Computational Magneto-Hydro Dynamics of a multi-coil parabolic reaction chamber Original Research Article
Pages 528-544
Gherardo Romanelli, Andrea Mignone, Angelo Cervone

Advanced concept for a crewed mission to the martian moons Original Research Article
Pages 545-563
Davide Conte, Marilena Di Carlo, Dorota Budzyń, Hayden Burgoyne, Dan Fries, Maria Grulich, Sören Heizmann, Henna Jethani, Mathieu Lapôtre, Tobias Roos, Encarnación Serrano Castillo, Marcel Schermann, Rhiannon Vieceli, Lee Wilson, Christopher Wynard

Acta Astronautica
Volume 138, Pages 1-596, September 2017

A new analytical solution of the hyperbolic Kepler equation using the Adomian decomposition method Original Research Article
Pages 1-9
Abdelhalim Ebaid, Randolph Rach, Essam El-Zahar
Predictor-corrector entry guidance with waypoint and no-fly zone constraints Original Research Article
Pages 10-18
Tao Wang, Hongbo Zhang, Guojian Tang
Improving of technical characteristics of launch vehicles with liquid rocket engines using active onboard de-orbiting systems Original Research Article
Pages 19-27
V. Trushlyakov, Ya. Shatrov
Concurrent rendezvous control of underactuated spacecraft Original Research Article
Pages 28-42
Vijay Muralidharan, M. Reza Emami
Astro Pi: Running your code aboard the International Space Station
Pages 43-52
David Honess, Oliver Quinlan
Mars Colony in situ resource utilization: An integrated architecture and economics model Original Research Article
Pages 53-67
Robert Shishko, René Fradet, Sydney Do, Serkan Saydam, Carlos Tapia-Cortez, Andrew G. Dempster, Jeff Coulton
Absolute navigation for Mars final approach using relative measurements of X-ray pulsars and Mars orbiter Original Research Article
Pages 68-78
Shuo Wang, Pingyuan Cui, Ai Gao, Zhengshi Yu, Menglong Cao
Experimental investigation on laser-induced plasma ignition of hydrocarbon fuel in scramjet engine at takeover flight conditions
Pages 79-84
Xipeng Li, Weidong Liu, Yu Pan, Leichao Yang, Bin An
Inertial frames and breakthrough propulsion physics Original Research Article
Pages 85-94
Marc G. Millis
Extending the coverage of the internet of things with low-cost nanosatellite networks Original Research Article
Pages 95-101
Vicente Almonacid, Laurent Franck
The Lunar Space Tug: A sustainable bridge between low Earth orbits and the Cislunar Habitat Original Research Article
Pages 102-117
M. Mammarella, C.A. Paissoni, N. Viola, A. Denaro, E. Gargioli, F. Massobrio
Ignition and combustion characteristics of molded amorphous boron under different oxygen pressures Original Research Article
Pages 118-128
Daolun Liang, Jianzhong Liu, Yunan Zhou, Junhu Zhou, Kefa Cen
Experimental validation of damping properties and solar pressure effects on flexible, high area-to-mass ratio debris model Original Research Article
Pages 129-144
Sittiporn Channumsin, Matteo Ceriotti, Gianmarco Radice, Ian Watson
On the prediction of spray angle of liquid-liquid pintle injectors Original Research Article
Pages 145-151
Peng Cheng, Qinglian Li, Shun Xu, Zhongtao Kang
Attitude control of towed space debris using only tether Original Research Article
Pages 152-167
Bingheng Wang, Zhongjie Meng, Panfeng Huang
Drag and heat flux reduction mechanism of blunted cone with aerodisks Original Research Article
Pages 168-175
Wei Huang, Lang-quan Li, Li Yan, Tian-tian Zhang
Enhanced GPS-based GRACE baseline determination by using a new strategy for ambiguity resolution and relative phase center variation corrections Review Article
Pages 176-184
Defeng Gu, Bing Ju, Junhong Liu, Jia Tu
Velocity-free adaptive backstepping control of underactuated spacecraft hovering in circular orbits with input saturation Original Research Article
Pages 185-200
Xu Huang, Ye Yan, Yang Zhou, Daoliang Hao
Exchange inlet optimization by genetic algorithm for improved RBCC performance Original Research Article
Pages 201-213
G. Chorkawy, J. Etele
Numerical simulation of the fluid-solid interaction for CNT reinforced functionally graded cylindrical shells in thermal environments Original Research Article
Pages 214-224
Hamed Asadi
Hayabusa 2 extension plan: Asteroid selection and trajectory design Original Research Article
Pages 225-232
Bruno Victorino Sarli, Yuichi Tsuda
Fuzzy attitude control of solar sail via linear matrix inequalities Original Research Article
Pages 233-241
Joshua Baculi, Mohammad A. Ayoubi
On-board orbit determination for low thrust LEO-MEO transfer by Consider Kalman Filtering and multi-constellation GNSS Original Research Article
Pages 242-254
Francesco Menzione, Alfredo Renga, Michele Grassi
Operations Data Files, driving force behind International Space Station operations Review Article
Pages 255-261
Tom Hoppenbrouwers, Lionel Ferra, Michael Markus, Mikael Wolff
Mars double-aeroflyby free returns Original Research Article
Pages 262-275
Mark Jesick
A novel nonlinear control for tracking and rendezvous with a rotating non-cooperative target with translational maneuver Original Research Article
Pages 276-289
Dayu Zhang, Jianjun Luo, Dengwei Gao, Weihua Ma, Jianping Yuan
Attitude motion compensation for imager on Fengyun-4 geostationary meteorological satellite
Pages 290-294
Wang Lyu, Shoulun Dai, Yaohai Dong, Yili Shen, Xiaozheng Song, Tianshu Wang
Space assets, technology and services in support of energy policy Original Research Article
Pages 295-300
C.A. Vasko, M. Adriaensen, A. Bretel, I. Duvaux-Bechon, C.G. Giannopapa
Surrogate assisted multidisciplinary design optimization for an all-electric GEO satellite Original Research Article
Pages 301-317
Renhe Shi, Li Liu, Teng Long, Jian Liu, Bin Yuan
Backstepping control for attitude tracking of the spacecraft under input saturation Original Research Article
Pages 318-325
Yong Guo, Jin-hua Guo, Shen-min Song
Final payload test results for the RemoveDebris active debris removal mission Original Research Article
Pages 326-342
Jason L. Forshaw, Guglielmo S. Aglietti, Thierry Salmon, Ingo Retat, Mark Roe, Christopher Burgess, Thomas Chabot, Aurélien Pisseloup, Andy Phipps, Cesar Bernal, François Chaumette, Alexandre Pollini, Willem H. Steyn
Karl Poggensee – A widely unknown German rocket pioneer – The early years 1930–1934 – A chronology Original Research Article
Pages 343-355
Karlheinz Rohrwild
Manufacturing of a high-temperature resistojet heat exchanger by selective laser melting Original Research Article
Pages 356-368
F. Romei, A.N. Grubišić, D. Gibbon
Silicon solar cell performance deposited by diamond like carbon thin film “Atomic oxygen effects” Original Research Article
Pages 369-373
Abbas Ail Aghaei, Akbar Eshaghi, Esmaeil Karami
Development of small solid rocket boosters for the ILR-33 sounding rocket Original Research Article
Pages 374-383
Pawel Nowakowski, Adam Okninski, Michal Pakosz, Dawid Cieslinski, Bartosz Bartkowiak, Piotr Wolanski
Experimental and numerical studies on the treatment of wet astronaut trash by forced-convection drying Original Research Article
Pages 384-393
J.M.R. Apollo Arquiza, Robert Morrow, Ross Remiker, Jean B. Hunter
Thermodynamic efficiency analysis and cycle optimization of deeply precooled combined cycle engine in the air-breathing mode Original Research Article
Pages 394-406
Jianqiang Zhang, Zhenguo Wang, Qinglian Li
Coupling characteristics analysis for the disturbance free payload spacecraft Original Research Article
Pages 407-416
Chen Wu, Xianren Kong, Yanfang Liu, Zhenpeng Chen
Impact of End-of-Life manoeuvres on the collision risk in protected regions Original Research Article
Pages 417-422
Stefan Frey, Stijn Lemmens, Benjamin Bastida Virgili, Tim Flohrer, Volker Gass
The effect of hypergravity on the lens, cornea and tail regeneration in Urodela Original Research Article
Pages 423-433
E.N. Grigoryan, N. Dvorochkin, V.A. Poplinskaya, R. Yousuf, E.A. Radugina, E.A. Almeida
A virtual maintenance-based approach for satellite assembling and troubleshooting assessment Original Research Article
Pages 434-453
Jie Geng, Ying Li, Ranran Wang, Zili Wang, Chuan Lv, Dong Zhou
Rover deployment system for lunar landing mission
Pages 454-461
Masataku Sutoh, Takeshi Hoshino, Sachiko Wakabayashi
Free-flying dynamics and control of an astronaut assistant robot based on fuzzy sliding mode algorithm Original Research Article
Pages 462-474
Qing Gao, Jinguo Liu, Tongtong Tian, Yangmin Li
Robust coordinated control of a dual-arm space robot Original Research Article
Pages 475-489
Lingling Shi, Sharmila Kayastha, Jay Katupitiya
Mars final approach navigation using ground beacons and orbiters: An information propagation perspective Original Research Article
Pages 490-500
Yangwei Ou, Hongbo Zhang
Corrigendum to “Transfer from Earth to libration point orbit using lunar gravity assist” [Acta Astronaut. 133 (2017) 145–157]
Page 501
Yi Qi, Shijie Xu, Rui Qi
Special Section – The Fifth International Conference on Tethers in Space
Tethers in Space
Page 502
Les Johnson, Sven G. Bilén, Brian E. Gilchrist, Linda Habash Krause
Electric sail elliptic displaced orbits with advanced thrust model Original Research Article
Pages 503-511
Lorenzo Niccolai, Alessandro A. Quarta, Giovanni Mengali
Modeling of Active Tether System concepts for planetary exploration Original Research Article
Pages 512-529
Marco B. Quadrelli, Masahiro Ono, Abhinandan Jain
Tether enabled spacecraft systems for ultra long wavelength radio astronomy Original Research Article
Pages 530-535
Thomas Gemmer, Christopher D. Yoder, Jacob Reedy, Andre P. Mazzoleni
Comparison of technologies for deorbiting spacecraft from low-earth-orbit at end of mission Original Research Article
Pages 536-542
G. Sánchez-Arriaga, J.R. Sanmartín, E.C. Lorenzini
Magnetour: Surfing planetary systems on electromagnetic and multi-body gravity fields Original Research Article
Pages 543-558
Gregory Lantoine, Ryan P. Russell, Rodney L. Anderson, Henry B. Garrett
Study of dynamical stability of tethered systems during space tug maneuvers Original Research Article
Pages 559-569
R. Mantellato, L. Olivieri, E.C. Lorenzini
Space experiments on basic technologies for a space elevator using microsatellites Original Research Article
Pages 570-578
Yoshiki Yamagiwa, Masahiro Nohmi, Yoshio Aoki, Yu Momonoi, Hirotaka Nanba, Masanori Aiga, Takeru Kumao, Masahito Watahiki
Simulation of a tethered microgravity robot pair and validation on a planar air bearing Original Research Article
Pages 579-589
R. Mantellato, E.C. Lorenzini, D. Sternberg, D. Roascio, A. Saenz-Otero, H.J. Zachrau
Study about the simultaneous deployment performance of the cables from GEO station at the space elevator construction Original Research Article
Pages 590-595
Koki Tao, Yosiki Yamagiwa, Kiyotoshi Otsuka, Yoji Ishikawa


Acta Astronautica
Volume 137, Pages 1-522, August 2017


Investigation of transient ignition process in a cavity based scramjet combustor using combined ethylene injectors Original Research Article
Pages 1-7
Xiao Liu, Zun Cai, Yiheng Tong, Hongtao Zheng
Discharge reliability in ablative pulsed plasma thrusters Original Research Article
Pages 8-14
Zhiwen Wu, Guorui Sun, Shiyue Yuan, Tiankun Huang, Xiangyang Liu, Kan Xie, Ningfei Wang
Robustness analysis method for orbit control Original Research Article
Pages 15-24
Jingrui Zhang, Keying Yang, Rui Qi, Shuge Zhao, Yanyan Li
Green hypergolic combination: Diethylenetriamine-based fuel and hydrogen peroxide Original Research Article
Pages 25-30
Hongjae Kang, Sejin Kwon
Space-based pseudo-fixed latitude observation mode based on the characteristics of geosynchronous orbit belt Original Research Article
Pages 31-37
Yun-peng Hu, Lei Chen, Jian-yu Huang
Rosetta Lander – Philae: Operations on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, analysis of wake-up activities and final state Original Research Article
Pages 38-43
Stephan Ulamec, Laurence O’Rourke, Jens Biele, Björn Grieger, Rafael Andrés, Sylvain Lodiot, Pablo Muñoz, Antoine Charpentier, Stefano Mottola, Jörg Knollenberg, Martin Knapmeyer, Ekkehard Kührt, Frank Scholten, Koen Geurts, Michael Maibaum, Cinzia Fantinati, Oliver Küchemann, Valentina Lommatsch, Cedric Delmas, Eric Jurado, et al.
Flow field characteristics analysis and combustion modes classification for a strut/cavity dual-mode combustor Original Research Article
Pages 44-51
Chenlin Zhang, Juntao Chang, Yuanshi Zhang, Youyin Wang, Wen Bao
The influence of cavity parameters on the combustion oscillation in a single-side expansion scramjet combustor Original Research Article
Pages 52-59
Hao Ouyang, Weidong Liu, Mingbo Sun
Reentry trajectory optimization with waypoint and no-fly zone constraints using multiphase convex programming Original Research Article
Pages 60-69
Dang-Jun Zhao, Zheng-Yu Song
Crack cause analysis of a graphite nozzle throat insert Original Research Article
Pages 70-77
Lin Sun, Futing Bao, Yu Zhao, Lian Hou, Weihua Hui, Ning Zhang, Wei Shi
Transfer orbits to L4 with a solar sail in the Earth-Sun system Original Research Article
Pages 78-90
Ariadna Farrés
Teófilo Tabanera, Father of the Argentine Space Program Original Research Article
Pages 91-97
Pablo de León, Marcela Tabanera, Marisol Tabanera
Solving fuel-optimal low-thrust orbital transfers with bang-bang control using a novel continuation technique Original Research Article
Pages 98-113
Zhengfan Zhu, Qingbo Gan, Xin Yang, Yang Gao
Reconfigurable phased antenna array for extending cubesat operations to Ka-band: Design and feasibility Original Research Article
Pages 114-121
G. Buttazzoni, M. Comisso, A. Cuttin, M. Fragiacomo, R. Vescovo, R. Vincenti Gatti
Effect of 21-day head down bed rest on urine proteins related to endothelium: Correlations with changes in carbohydrate metabolism Original Research Article
Pages 122-127
D. Kashirina, L. Pastushkova, M.A. Custaud, I. Dobrokhotov, A. Brzhozovsky, N. Navasiolava, A. Nosovsky, A. Kononikhin, E. Nikolaev, I. Larina
Time-optimal spacecraft attitude maneuver path planning under boundary and pointing constraints Original Research Article
Pages 128-137
Changqing Wu, Rui Xu, Shengying Zhu, Pingyuan Cui
Examining personal values in extreme environment contexts: Revisiting the question of generalizability Original Research Article
Pages 138-144
N. Smith, G.M. Sandal, G.R. Leon, A. Kjærgaard
Numerical study on dynamic characteristics for sharp opening procedure of boundary-layer suction slot Original Research Article
Pages 145-156
Yubao He, Hang Yin, Hongyan Huang, Daren Yu
Experimental and numerical investigation on the ignition and combustion stability in solid fuel ramjet with swirling flow Original Research Article
Pages 157-167
Omer Musa, Chen Xiong, Zhou Changsheng
The Small Mars System Original Research Article
Pages 168-181
E. Fantino, M. Grassi, P. Pasolini, F. Causa, C. Molfese, R. Aurigemma, N. Cimminiello, D. de la Torre, P. Dell’Aversana, F. Esposito, L. Gramiccia, F. Paudice, F. Punzo, I. Roma, R. Savino, G. Zuppardi
Designing the design at JPL’S innovation foundary Original Research Article
Pages 182-191
Tibor S. Balint, Anthony Freeman
Drilling, sampling, and sample-handling system for China’s asteroid exploration mission Original Research Article
Pages 192-204
Tao Zhang, Wenming Zhang, Kang Wang, Sheng Gao, Liang Hou, Jianghui Ji, Xilun Ding
Characterization and compensation of thermo-elastic instability of SWARM optical bench on micro Advanced Stellar Compass attitude observations Original Research Article
Pages 205-213
M. Herceg, P.S. Jørgensen, J.L. Jørgensen
Entrainment characteristics of cavity shear layers in supersonic flows Original Research Article
Pages 214-221
Hongbo Wang, Peibo Li, Mingbo Sun, Jun Wei
Dynamic load synthesis for shock numerical simulation in space structure design Original Research Article
Pages 222-231
Riccardo Monti, Paolo Gasbarri
Intelligent landing strategy for the small bodies: from passive bounce to active trajectory control Original Research Article
Pages 232-242
Pingyuan Cui, Yanjie Liu, Zhengshi Yu, Shengying Zhu, Wei Shao
Swarm satellite mission scheduling & planning using Hybrid Dynamic Mutation Genetic Algorithm Original Research Article
Pages 243-253
Zixuan Zheng, Jian Guo, Eberhard Gill
Hybrid SGP4 orbit propagator Original Research Article
Pages 254-260
Juan Félix San-Juan, Iván Pérez, Montserrat San-Martín, Eliseo P. Vergara
Singularity and steering logic for control moment gyros on flexible space structures Original Research Article
Pages 261-273
Quan Hu, Chuandong Guo, Jun Zhang
High velocity penetrators used a potential means for attaining core sample for airless solar system objects Original Research Article
Pages 274-286
R.M. Winglee, C. Truitt, R. Shibata
Robust trajectory tracking control of a dual-arm space robot actuated by control moment gyroscopes Original Research Article
Pages 287-301
Yinghong Jia, Arun K. Misra
Relative position coordinated control for spacecraft formation flying with communication delays Original Research Article
Pages 302-311
Dechao Ran, Xiaoqian Chen, Arun K. Misra, Bing Xiao
Shared control on lunar spacecraft teleoperation rendezvous operations with large time delay Original Research Article
Pages 312-319
Zhang Ya-kun, Li Hai-yang, Huang Rui-xue, Liu Jiang-hui
Multiphysics elastodynamic finite element analysis of space debris deorbit stability and efficiency by electrodynamic tethers Original Research Article
Pages 320-333
Gangqiang Li, Zheng H. Zhu, Stephane Ruel, S.A. Meguid
An online planetary exploration tool: “Country Movers” Original Research Article
Pages 334-344
Mátyás Gede, Henrik Hargitai
The strength analysis of steel sunk screw connections in the rocket Original Research Article
Pages 345-352
Xiaogang Li, Xiaotian Zhang
Closed-loop control for global coverage and equatorial hovering about an asteroid Original Research Article
Pages 353-361
Mauricio M. Guelman
Aerodynamic performance investigation on waverider with variable blunt radius in hypersonic flows Original Research Article
Pages 362-372
Shibin Li, Zhenguo Wang, Wei Huang, Shenren Xu, Li Yan
Local vibration enhanced the efficacy of passive exercise on mitigating bone loss in hindlimb unloading rats Original Research Article
Pages 373-381
Yunfei Huang, Huiqin Luan, Lianwen Sun, Jingfang Bi, Ying Wang, Yubo Fan
Thermal design, analysis and comparison on three concepts of space solar power satellite Original Research Article
Pages 382-402
Chen Yang, Xinbin Hou, Li Wang
Mixing augmentation of transverse hydrogen jet by injection of micro air jets in supersonic crossflow Original Research Article
Pages 403-414
A. Anazadehsayed, M. Barzegar Gerdroodbary, Y. Amini, R. Moradi
Towards disruptions in Earth observation? New Earth Observation systems and markets evolution: Possible scenarios and impacts Original Research Article
Pages 415-433
Gil Denis, Alain Claverie, Xavier Pasco, Jean-Pierre Darnis, Benoît de Maupeou, Murielle Lafaye, Eric Morel
A 1 cm space debris impact onto the Sentinel-1A solar array Original Research Article
Pages 434-443
H. Krag, M. Serrano, V. Braun, P. Kuchynka, M. Catania, J. Siminski, M. Schimmerohn, X. Marc, D. Kuijper, I. Shurmer, A. O’Connell, M. Otten, Isidro Muñoz, J. Morales, M. Wermuth, D. McKissock
Experimental investigation on the impacts of ignition energy and position on ignition processes in supersonic flows by laser induced plasma
Pages 444-449
Bin An, Zhenguo Wang, Leichao Yang, Xipeng Li, Jiajian Zhu
Myth-free space advocacy part I—The myth of innate exploratory and migratory urges Original Research Article
Pages 450-460
James S.J. Schwartz
Inverse simulation system for evaluating handling qualities during rendezvous and docking Original Research Article
Pages 461-471
Wanmeng Zhou, Hua Wang, Douglas Thomson, Guojin Tang, Fan Zhang
Proof of concept demonstration of novel technologies for lunar spacesuit dust mitigation Original Research Article
Pages 472-481
Kavya K. Manyapu, Pablo De Leon, Leora Peltz, James R. Gaier, Deborah Waters
A socio-economic impact assessment of the European launcher sector Review Article
Pages 482-489
Luca del Monte, Luigi Scatteia
Attitude dynamics and control of a spacecraft like a robotic manipulator when implementing on-orbit servicing Original Research Article
Pages 490-497
Ijar M. Da Fonseca, Luiz C.S. Goes, Narumi Seito, Mayara K. da Silva Duarte, Élcio Jeronimo de Oliveira
How far are extraterrestrial life and intelligence after Kepler? Original Research Article
Pages 498-503
Amri Wandel
An accurate procedure for estimating the phase speed of ocean waves from observations by satellite borne altimeters Original Research Article
Pages 504-511
Yair De-Leon, Nathan Paldor
Invariant manifold connections via polyhedral representation Original Research Article
Pages 512-521
Mauro Pontani, Paolo Teofilatto
Corrigendum to “Optimization of micro single dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuator models based on experimental velocity and body force fields” [Acta Astronaut. 116 (2015) 318–332]
Page 522
E. Pescini, D.S. Martínez, M.G. DeGiorgi, A. Ficarella
IAA Acta Astronautica Volume 132-136 2017

IAA Acta Astronautica, Journal of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
Volume 136, Pages 1-458, July 2017

Robust spacecraft attitude tracking control using hybrid actuators with uncertainties Original Research Article
Pages 1-8
Xibin Cao, Baolin Wu
Finite time attitude takeover control for combination via tethered space robot Original Research Article
Pages 9-21
Yingbo Lu, Panfeng Huang, Zhongjie Meng, Yongxin Hu, Fan Zhang, Yizhai Zhang
Strategies to utilize advanced heat shield technology for high-payload mars atmospheric entry missions Original Research Article
Pages 22-33
Max Braun, Paul Bruce, Errikos Levis
Kinematic accuracy and dynamic performance of a simple planar space deployable mechanism with joint clearance considering parameter uncertainty Original Research Article
Pages 34-45
Junlan Li, Hongzhou Huang, Shaoze Yan, Yunqiang Yang
Ablation spot area and impulse characteristics of polymers induced by burst irradiation of 1 µm laser pulses Original Research Article
Pages 46-54
Hisashi Tsuruta, Oskar Dondelewski, Yusuke Katagiri, Bin Wang, Akihiro Sasoh
Optimal thrust level for orbit insertion Original Research Article
Pages 55-63
Max Cerf
Asteroid deflection using a spacecraft in restricted keplerian motion Original Research Article
Pages 64-79
Yohannes Ketema
Ablation characteristics and reaction mechanism of insulation materials under slag deposition condition Original Research Article
Pages 80-89
Yiwen Guan, Jiang Li, Yang Liu
Dynamics and mixing mechanism of transverse jet injection into a supersonic combustor with cavity flameholder Original Research Article
Pages 90-100
Chaoyang Liu, Yanhui Zhao, Zhenguo Wang, Hongbo Wang, Mingbo Sun
Robust, fast and accurate vision-based localization of a cooperative target used for space robotic arm Original Research Article
Pages 101-114
Zhuoman Wen, Yanjie Wang, Jun Luo, Arjan Kuijper, Nan Di, Minghe Jin
Numerical simulations on unsteady operation processes of N2O/HTPB hybrid rocket motor with/without diaphragm Original Research Article
Pages 115-124
Shuai Zhang, Fan Hu, Donghui Wang, Patrick Okolo.N, Weihua Zhang
Finite time coordinated formation control for spacecraft formation flying under directed communication topology Original Research Article
Pages 125-136
Dechao Ran, Xiaoqian Chen, Arun K. Misra
A wall grid scale criterion for hypersonic aerodynamic heating calculation Original Research Article
Pages 137-143
Jianlong Yang, Meng Liu
The ultimate limits of the relativistic rocket equation. The Planck photon rocket Original Research Article
Pages 144-147
Espen Gaarder Haug
Nose-to-tail analysis of an airbreathing hypersonic vehicle using an in-house simplified tool Original Research Article
Pages 148-158
Filomena Piscitelli, Luigi Cutrone, Giuseppe Pezzella, Pietro Roncioni, Marco Marini
Long-range AIS message analysis based on the TianTuo-3 micro satellite Original Research Article
Pages 159-165
Shiyou Li, Lihu Chen, Xiaoqian Chen, Yong Zhao, Yuzhu Bai
Robust high-precision attitude control for flexible spacecraft with improved mixed H2/H control strategy under poles assignment constraint Original Research Article
Pages 166-175
Chuang Liu, Dong Ye, Keke Shi, Zhaowei Sun
Cruise status of Hayabusa2: Round trip mission to asteroid 162173 Ryugu Original Research Article
Pages 176-181
Yuichi Tsuda, Sei-ichiro Watanabe, Takanao Saiki, Makoto Yoshikawa, Satoru Nakazawa
A new concept of space solar power satellite Original Research Article
Pages 182-189
Xun Li, Baoyan Duan, Liwei Song, Yang Yang, Yiqun Zhang, Dongxu Wang
Diamagnetic antimatter storage Original Research Article
Pages 190-203
Oleg G. Semyonov
Design for CubeSat-based dust and radiation studies at Europa Original Research Article
Pages 204-218
Ashish Goel, Siddharth Krishnamoorthy, Travis Swenson, Stephen West, Alan Li, Alexander Crew, Derek James Phillips, Antoine Screve, Sigrid Close
Aluminum agglomeration involving the second mergence of agglomerates on the solid propellants burning surface: Experiments and modeling Original Research Article
Pages 219-229
Wen Ao, Xin Liu, Hichem Rezaiguia, Huan Liu, Zhixin Wang, Peijin Liu
In-situ grown MgO-ZnO ceramic coating with high thermal emittance on Mg alloy by plasma electrolytic oxidation Original Research Article
Pages 230-235
Hang Li, Songtao Lu, Wei Qin, Xiaohong Wu
On the advantages of exploiting the hierarchical structure of astrodynamical models Original Research Article
Pages 236-247
Diogene Alessandro Dei Tos, Francesco Topputo
Thermal protection performance of magnetohydrodynamic heat shield system based on multipolar magnetic field Original Research Article
Pages 248-258
Li Kai, Liu Jun, Liu Weiqiang
Study of the unsteady mode transition process for an over-under TBCC exhaust system Original Research Article
Pages 259-272
Zheng Lv, Jinglei Xu, Jianwei Mo
Multi-objective trajectory optimization of Space Manoeuvre Vehicle using adaptive differential evolution and modified game theory Original Research Article
Pages 273-280
Runqi Chai, Al Savvaris, Antonios Tsourdos, Senchun Chai
Robust distributed control of spacecraft formation flying with adaptive network topology Original Research Article
Pages 281-296
Behrouz Shasti, Aria Alasty, Nima Assadian
Method of interplanetary trajectory optimization for the spacecraft with low thrust and swing-bys Original Research Article
Pages 297-311
M.S. Konstantinov, M. Thein
Modeling of aerodynamic heat flux and thermoelastic behavior of nose caps of hypersonic vehicles Original Research Article
Pages 312-331
Marina G. Persova, Yury G. Soloveichik, Vasiliy K. Belov, Dmitry S. Kiselev, Denis V. Vagin, Petr A. Domnikov, Ilya I. Patrushev, Denis N. Kurskiy
High accuracy GNSS based navigation in GEO Original Research Article
Pages 332-341
Vincenzo Capuano, Endrit Shehaj, Paul Blunt, Cyril Botteron, Pierre-André Farine
Numerical investigation of switching mechanism for the supersonic jet element Original Research Article
Pages 342-353
Y. Xu, G.Q. Zhang
The final year of the Rosetta mission Original Research Article
Pages 354-359
Andrea Accomazzo, Paolo Ferri, Sylvain Lodiot, Jose-Luis Pellon-Bailon, Armelle Hubault, Jakub Urbanek, Ritchie Kay, Matthias Eiblmaier, Tiago Francisco
Self-calibration rank filter for unknown dynamic inputs mitigation during the Mars powered descent phase Original Research Article
Pages 360-368
Qiang Xiao, Huimin Fu, Zhibao Deng, Huanxu Bai, Sheng Wang, Mingyi Sun
Study on atomization and combustion characteristics of LOX/methane pintle injectors Original Research Article
Pages 369-379
Xin-xin Fang, Chi-bing Shen
Optimal capture occasion determination and trajectory generation for space robots grasping tumbling objects Original Research Article
Pages 380-386
Jianjun Luo, Lijun Zong, Mingming Wang, Jianping Yuan
Thermal design and validation of radiation detector for the ChubuSat-2 micro-satellite with high-thermal-conductive graphite sheets Original Research Article
Pages 387-394
Daeil Park, Kikuko Miyata, Hosei Nagano
Protection of surface assets on Mars from wind blown jettisoned spacecraft components Original Research Article
Pages 395-406
Mark Paton
Nonablative lightweight thermal protection system for Mars Aeroflyby Sample collection mission Original Research Article
Pages 407-420
Toshiyuki Suzuki, Takuya Aoki, Toshio Ogasawara, Kazuhisa Fujita
Effect of static shape deformation on aerodynamics and aerothermodynamics of hypersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerator Original Research Article
Pages 421-433
Jinghui Guo, Guiping Lin, Xueqin Bu, Shiming Fu, Yanmeng Chao
Analysis of orbit determination from Earth-based tracking for relay satellites in a perturbed areostationary orbit Original Research Article
Pages 434-442
P. Romero, B. Pablos, G. Barderas
Research into topology optimization and the FDM method for a space cracked membrane Original Research Article
Pages 443-449
Qingxi Hu, Wanyuan Li, Haiguang Zhang, Dali Liu, Fujun Peng, Yongchao Duan

Ignition kinetics of boron in primary combustion products of propellant based on its unique characteristics Original Research Article
Pages 450-458
Wen Ao, Yang Wang, Shixi Wu

Acta Astronautica
Volume 135, Pages 1-208, June 2017

Ensuring safety of space flights
Pages 1-5
N.N. Smirnov
Natural and technogeneous contamination of near-Earth space Original Research Article
Pages 6-9
Vitaly Adushkin, Stanislav Veniaminov, Stanislav Kozlov, Alexandr Doronin, Mikhail Silnikov
Growth in the quantity of debris in Space as AN effect of mutual mechanical collisions of various types Original Research Article
Pages 10-14
M. Yu. Sotskiy, V.A. Veldanov, V.V. Selivanov
Phase transition effect on efficiency of screen protection against elongated hyper-velocity projectiles Original Research Article
Pages 15-20
B.V. Rumiantsev, A.I. Mikhaylin
Protection of orbital station optics against high-speed damaging elements Original Research Article
Pages 21-25
Yu.Yu. Merkulov, S.V. Solk, O.A. Lebedev
Hypervelocity impact of mm-size plastic projectile on thin aluminum plate Original Research Article
Pages 26-33
S.A. Poniaev, R.O. Kurakin, A.I. Sedov, S.V. Bobashev, B.G. Zhukov, A.F. Nechunaev
Compact element formation for the modeling of the high-velocity impacts of particles onto spacecraft materials and construction elements in earth conditions Original Research Article
Pages 34-43
V.V. Selivanov, S.V. Fedorov, Ya. M. Nikolskaya, S.V. Ladov
Calculation analysis of magnetic-pulse compaction of explosively formed high-velocity metal elements used for meteoroid protection testing Original Research Article
Pages 44-55
Sergey V. Fedorov, Victor V. Selivanov, Vladislav A. Veldanov
Numerical simulation and experimental study of explosive projectile devices Original Research Article
Pages 56-62
V.V. Selivanov, E.F. Gryaznov, N.A. Goldenko, A.D. Sudomoev, V.A. Feldstein
Laboratory modelling of an active space experiment using railgun as a launch device Original Research Article
Pages 63-68
S.A. Poniaev, R.O. Kurakin, B.I. Reznikov, S.I. Rozov, B.G. Zhukov, M.V. Chernyshov
Uncontrolled re-entry of satellite parts after finishing their mission in LEO: Titanium alloy degradation by thermite reaction energy Original Research Article
Pages 69-75
K.A. Monogarov, A.N. Pivkina, L.I. Grishin, Yu. V. Frolov, D. Dilhan
Contemporary technologies of early detection of fire in space vehicles Original Research Article
Pages 76-82
A.A. Vasiliev, G.Yu. Grigoriev, A.S. Lagutin, S.S. Nabiev, A.V. Pisliakov, N.N. Samotaev, A.V. Sokolov
Fire safety of ground-based space facilities on the spaceport “Vostochny” Original Research Article
Pages 83-91
Vladimir S. Artamonov, Denis M. Gordienko, Anatoly S. Melikhov
Fire safety arrangement of inhabited pressurized compartments of manned spacecraft Original Research Article
Pages 92-99
Ivan Bolodian, Anatoliy Melikhov, Leonid Tanklevskiy
Automatic fire-extinguishing system for inhabited pressurized compartments of manned spacecraft Original Research Article
Pages 100-108
Ivan Bolodian, Anatoliy Melikhov, Leonid Tanklevskiy
WITHDRAWN: Droplet-laden flows and vapour production in large-scale evaporating liquid fuel cascades
Page 109
Y. Chung, A. Heidari, M. Macchi, K. Volkov, J. Wen
Synthesis and testing of hypergolic ionic liquids for chemical propulsion Original Research Article
Pages 110-113
S.V. Stovbun, A.N. Shchegolikhin, S.V. Usachev, S.V. Khomik, S.P. Medvedev
Detonation onset following shock wave focusing Original Research Article
Pages 114-130
N.N. Smirnov, O.G. Penyazkov, K.L. Sevrouk, V.F. Nikitin, L.I. Stamov, V.V. Tyurenkova
Interaction of a shock wave with an array of particles and effect of particles on the shock wave weakening Original Research Article
Pages 131-138
P.V. Bulat, T.E. Ilyina, K.N. Volkov, M.V. Silnikov, M.V. Chernyshov
Numerical study on the combustion characteristics of a fuel-centered pintle injector for methane rocket engines Original Research Article
Pages 139-149
Min Son, Kanmaniraja Radhakrishnan, Youngbin Yoon, Jaye Koo
Base pressure oscillations and safety of load launching into orbit Original Research Article
Pages 150-160
P.V. Bulat, O.N. Zasukhin, V.V. Upyrev, M.V. Silnikov, M.V. Chernyshov
Pressure oscillations and instability of working processes in the combustion chambers of solid rocket motors Original Research Article
Pages 161-171
V.N. Emelyanov, I.V. Teterina, K.N. Volkov, A.U. Garkushev
Incident shock strength evolution in overexpanded jet flow out of rocket nozzle Original Research Article
Pages 172-180
Mikhail V. Silnikov, Mikhail V. Chernyshov
On board electronic devices safety subject to high frequency electromagnetic radiation effects Original Research Article
Pages 181-186
V.F. Nikitin, N.N. Smirnov, M.N. Smirnova, V.V. Tyurenkova
Possibilities of the forecast of generation of the high energy solar protons for the safety of Mars mission Original Research Article
Pages 187-191
S.V. Avakyan, V.A. Gaponov, G.A. Nicol’skii, A.A. Solov’ev
Advanced materials obtained by Spark Plasma Sintering Original Research Article
Pages 192-197
V.N. Chuvil’deev, М.S. Boldin, А.V. Nokhrin, А.А. Popov

Analysis of impact of general-purpose graphics processor units in supersonic flow modeling Original Research Article
Pages 198-207
V.N. Emelyanov, A.G. Karpenko, A.S. Kozelkov, I.V. Teterina, K.N. Volkov, A.V. Yalozo

Acta Astronautica
Volume 134, Pages 1-384, May 2017

Towards a standardized grasping and refuelling on-orbit servicing for geo spacecraft Original Research Article
Pages 1-10
Alberto Medina, Angelo Tomassini, Matteo Suatoni, Marcos Avilés, Nick Solway, Ian Coxhill, Iosif S. Paraskevas, Georgios Rekleitis, Evangelos Papadopoulos, Rainer Krenn, André Brito, Beatrice Sabbatinelli, Birk Wollenhaupt, Christian Vidal, Sarmad Aziz, Gianfranco Visentin

Characterization of kerosene distribution around the ignition cavity in a scramjet combustor Original Research Article
Pages 11-16
Xipeng Li, Weidong Liu, Yu Pan, Leichao Yang, Bin An, Jiajian Zhu
Operation of an enclosed aquatic ecosystem in the Shenzhou-8 mission Original Research Article
Pages 17-22
Xiaoyan Li, Peter R. Richter, Zongjie Hao, Yanjun An, Gaohong Wang, Dunhai Li, Yongding Liu, Sebastian M. Strauch, Martin Schuster, Ferdinand W. Haag, Michael Lebert
Revisiting the collision risk with cataloged objects for the Iridium and COSMO-SkyMed satellite constellations Original Research Article
Pages 23-32
Carmen Pardini, Luciano Anselmo
Electromagnetic characterization of advanced nanostructured materials and multilayer design optimization for metrological and low radar observability applications Original Research Article
Pages 33-40
Davide Micheli, Roberto Pastore, Andrea Delfini, Alfonso Giusti, Antonio Vricella, Fabio Santoni, Mario Marchetti, Oleg Tolochko, Ekaterina Vasilyeva
Design space for space design: Dialogs through boundary objects at the intersections of art, design, science, and engineering Original Research Article
Pages 41-53
Tibor S. Balint, Paul Pangaro
Development and validation of a mechatronic solar array drive assembly for mini/micro-satellites Original Research Article
Pages 54-64
Rui Li, Feng Guo, Chunxu Yu, Yu He, Zhuang Ye, Shuai Yuan
Development of a Marslander with crushable shock absorber by virtual and experimental testing Original Research Article
Pages 65-74
Silvio Schröder, B. Reinhardt, C. Brauner, I. Gebauer, R. Buchwald
Coordinated stabilization for space robot after capturing a noncooperative target with large inertia Original Research Article
Pages 75-84
Bo Zhang, Bin Liang, Ziwei Wang, Yilin Mi, Yiman Zhang, Zhang Chen
Infra-red and vibration tests of hybrid ablative/ceramic matrix technological breadboards for earth re-entry thermal protection systems Original Research Article
Pages 85-97
Jorge Barcena, Iñaki Garmendia, Kostoula Triantou, Konstatina Mergia, Beatriz Perez, Sonia Florez, Gregory Pinaud, Jean-Marc Bouilly, Wolfgang P.P. Fischer
Affective states and adaptation to parabolic flights Original Research Article
Pages 98-105
Aurélie Collado, Cécile Langlet, Tzvetomira Tzanova, Jean-Philippe Hainaut, Vincent Monfort, Benoît Bolmont
Optimal earth-moon transfers using lunar gravity assist in the restricted four-body problem Original Research Article
Pages 106-120
Yi Qi, Shijie Xu
A seismic-network mission proposal as an example for modular robotic lunar exploration missions Original Research Article
Pages 121-132
C. Lange, L. Witte, R. Rosta, F. Sohl, A. Heffels, M. Knapmeyer
Computational fluid dynamics analysis of a synthesis gas turbulent combustion in a round jet burner Original Research Article
Pages 133-140
Mohammad Mansourian, Reza Kamali
Halo orbit to science orbit captures at planetary moons Original Research Article
Pages 141-151
Kevin A. Bokelmann, Ryan P. Russell
Solar oscillation time delay measurement assisted celestial navigation method Original Research Article
Pages 152-158
Xiaolin Ning, Mingzhen Gui, Jie Zhang, Jiancheng Fang, Gang Liu
Fault estimation of satellite reaction wheels using covariance based adaptive unscented Kalman filter Original Research Article
Pages 159-169
Afshin Rahimi, Krishna Dev Kumar, Hekmat Alighanbari
Energy distribution design on the photovoltaic cell array of the SSPS-OMEGA concept Original Research Article
Pages 170-178
Yang Yang, Yiqun Zhang, Guanheng Fan, Dongxu Wang, Xun Li
Analysis of conditional statistics of a supersonic jet flame in heated coflow via direct numerical simulation Original Research Article
Pages 179-188
Tai Jin, Kun Luo, Shuqiang Lu, Jianren Fan
Lunar based massdriver applications Original Research Article
Pages 189-196
Manfred Ehresmann, Roland Atonius Gabrielli, Georg Herdrich, René Laufer
A study of the influence of the sun on optimal two-impulse Earth-to-Moon trajectories with moderate time of flight in the three-body and four-body models Original Research Article
Pages 197-220
Luiz Arthur Gagg Filho, Sandro da Silva Fernandes
Hypersonic entry vehicle state estimation using nonlinearity-based adaptive cubature Kalman filters Original Research Article
Pages 221-230
Tao Sun, Ming Xin
Propulsion for CubeSats Review Article
Pages 231-243
Kristina Lemmer
An economic analysis of disaggregation of space assets: Application to GPS Original Research Article
Pages 244-264
Daniel E. Hastings, Paul A. La Tour
The analysis of high amplitude of potential oscillations near the hollow cathode of ion thruster Original Research Article
Pages 265-277
Yu Qin, Kan Xie, Ning Guo, Zun Zhang, Cen Zhang, Zengjie Gu, Yu Zhang, Zhaorui Jiang, Jiting Ouyang
Experimental and theoretical study on characteristics of pulse excitation in T-burners Original Research Article
Pages 278-290
Mi Yan, Ningfei Wang, Junwei Li, Anchen Song, Yu Ma
Fast and robust kernel generators for star trackers Original Research Article
Pages 291-302
David Arnas, Márcio A.A. Fialho, Daniele Mortari
Photometric study of two marginal contact binaries in SMC Original Research Article
Pages 303-306
Shanti Priya Devarapalli, Rukmini Jagirdar
Analysis of ultraviolet exposure effects on the surface properties of epoxy/graphene nanocomposite films on Mylar substrate Original Research Article
Pages 307-313
Marialaura Clausi, M. Gabriella Santonicola, Luigi Schirone, Susanna Laurenzi
Validation results of satellite mock-up capturing experiment using nets Original Research Article
Pages 314-332
Alberto Medina, Lorenzo Cercós, Raluca M. Stefanescu, Riccardo Benvenuto, Vincenzo Pesce, Marco Marcon, Michèle Lavagna, Iván González, Nuria Rodríguez López, Kjetil Wormnes
Numerical simulation of the gas-liquid interaction of a liquid jet in supersonic crossflow Original Research Article
Pages 333-344
Peibo Li, Zhenguo Wang, Mingbo Sun, Hongbo Wang
Automatic streak endpoint localization from the cornerness metric Original Research Article
Pages 345-354
Brad Sease, Brien Flewelling, Jonathan Black
Preliminary results on the dynamics of large and flexible space structures in Halo orbits Original Research Article
Pages 355-367
Andrea Colagrossi, Michèle Lavagna
Fifty years of IAA History Symposia (1967–2016) Original Research Article
Pages 368-384
A. Ingemar Skoog, R. Cargill Hall


Acta Astronautica
Volume 133, Pages 1-476, April 2017

Thermoelastic buckling analysis of pre-twisted functionally graded beams with temperature-dependent material properties Original Research Article
Pages 1-13
Amin Ghorbani Shenas, Parviz Malekzadeh, Sima Ziaee
Mechanism analysis of Magnetohydrodynamic heat shield system and optimization of externally applied magnetic field Original Research Article
Pages 14-23
Kai Li, Jun Liu, Weiqiang Liu
Instantaneous GNSS attitude determination: A Monte Carlo sampling approach
Pages 24-29
Xiucong Sun, Chao Han, Pei Chen
Academy transaction note characterization of FRAM microcontrollers to radiations
Pages 30-32
Federica Lacirignola, Claudio Sansoè
Toward lean satellites reliability improvement using HORYU-IV project as case study Original Research Article
Pages 33-49
Pauline Faure, Atomu Tanaka, Mengu Cho
Analysis of flowfield characteristics for equal polygon opposing jet on different freeflow conditions Original Research Article
Pages 50-62
Shi-bin Li, Zhen-guo Wang, Wei Huang, Li Yan
Optimal mission planning of GEO on-orbit refueling in mixed strategy Original Research Article
Pages 63-72
Xiao-qian Chen, Jing Yu
Attitude stabilization of flexible spacecrafts via extended disturbance observer based controller Original Research Article
Pages 73-80
Ruidong Yan, Zhong Wu
Asteroid Origins Satellite (AOSAT) I: An On-orbit Centrifuge Science Laboratory Original Research Article
Pages 81-94
Jack Lightholder, Andrew Thoesen, Eric Adamson, Jeremy Jakubowski, Ravi Nallapu, Sarah Smallwood, Laksh Raura, Andrew Klesh, Erik Asphaug, Jekan Thangavelautham
A novel ram-air plasma synthetic jet actuator for near space high-speed flow control Original Research Article
Pages 95-102
Yan Zhou, Zhixun Xia, Zhenbing Luo, Lin Wang, Xiong Deng
Drag reduction for the combination of spike and counterflow jet on blunt body at high Mach number flow Original Research Article
Pages 103-110
Z. Eghlima, K. Mansour
Nonlinear model and attitude dynamics of flexible spacecraft with large amplitude slosh Original Research Article
Pages 111-120
Mingle Deng, Baozeng Yue
Recovery rate prediction in lunar regolith simulant drilling Original Research Article
Pages 121-127
Qiquan Quan, Chongbin Chen, Zongquan Deng, Junyue Tang, Shengyuan Jiang
Electromagnetic absorption properties of spacecraft and space debris Original Research Article
Pages 128-135
D. Micheli, F. Santoni, A. Giusti, A. Delfini, R. Pastore, A. Vricella, M. Albano, L. Arena, F. Piergentili, M. Marchetti
Experimental investigation of the combustion products in an aluminised solid propellant Original Research Article
Pages 136-144
Zhu Liu, Shipeng Li, Mengying Liu, Dian Guan, Xin Sui, Ningfei Wang
Transfer from Earth to libration point orbit using lunar gravity assist Original Research Article
Pages 145-157
Yi Qi, Shijie Xu, Rui Qi
Experimental study on the flow separation and self-excited oscillation phenomenon in a rectangular duct Original Research Article
Pages 158-165
Bing Xiong, Zhen-Guo Wang, Xiao-Qiang Fan, Yi Wang
Concept of a self-pressurized feed system for liquid rocket engines and its fundamental experiment results Original Research Article
Pages 166-176
Jun Matsumoto, Shunichi Okaya, Hiroshi Igoh, Junichiro Kawaguchi
Transfer to near-Earth asteroids from a lunar orbit via Earth flyby and direct escaping trajectories Original Research Article
Pages 177-184
Yamin Wang, Yonghe Zhang, Dong Qiao, Qingyun Mao, Jun Jiang
Effect of heat release on movement characteristics of shock train in an isolator Original Research Article
Pages 185-194
Chenlin Zhang, Juntao Chang, MengMeng Liu, Shuo Feng, Wen Shi, Wen Bao
Southern Meridiani Planum – A candidate landing site for the first crewed mission to Mars Review Article
Pages 195-220
J.D.A. Clarke, D. Willson, H. Smith, S.W. Hobbs, E. Jones
On-orbit assembly of a team of flexible spacecraft using potential field based method Original Research Article
Pages 221-232
Ti Chen, Hao Wen, Haiyan Hu, Dongping Jin
Numerical investigation of improving the performance of a single expansion ramp nozzle at off-design conditions by secondary injection Original Research Article
Pages 233-243
Zheng Lv, Jinglei Xu, Jianwei Mo
The science planning process on the Rosetta mission Original Research Article
Pages 244-257
Claire Vallat, Nicolas Altobelli, Bernhard Geiger, Bjoern Grieger, Michael Kueppers, Claudio Muñoz Crego, Richard Moissl, Matthew G.G.T. Taylor, Claudia Alexander, Bonnie Buratti, Mathieu Choukroun, the RSGS Liaison scientists group
The optimisation of low-acceleration interstellar relativistic rocket trajectories using genetic algorithms Original Research Article
Pages 258-268
Kenneth K.H. Fung, Geraint F. Lewis, Xiaofeng Wu
Online attitude determination of a passively magnetically stabilized spacecraft Original Research Article
Pages 269-281
R. Burton, S. Rock, J. Springmann, J. Cutler
The cislunar polygonal-like periodic orbit: Construction, transition and its application Original Research Article
Pages 282-301
Yuying Liang, Ming Xu, Shijie Xu
Disturbance observer-based fuzzy control for flexible spacecraft combined attitude & sun tracking system Original Research Article
Pages 302-310
Yew-Chung Chak, Renuganth Varatharajoo, Yury Razoumny
Vortex-induced vibration for an isolated circular cylinder under the wake interference of an oscillating airfoil: Part II. Single degree of freedom Original Research Article
Pages 311-323
G.Q. Zhang, L.C. Ji, X. Hu
Experimental evaluation of a Dielectric Elastomer robotic arm for space applications Original Research Article
Pages 324-333
F. Branz, A. Francesconi
Flexible operation strategy for environment control system in abnormal supply power condition Original Research Article
Pages 334-345
Pang Liping, Li Guoxiang, Qu Hongquan, Fang Yufeng
Dynamic modeling and simulation of an integral bipropellant propulsion double-valve combined test system Original Research Article
Pages 346-374
Yang Chen, Huasheng Wang, Jixia Xia, Guobiao Cai, Zhenpeng Zhang
Enabling technologies for Chinese Mars lander guidance system
Pages 375-386
Xiuqiang Jiang, Shuang Li
Ignition of a polymer propellant of hybrid rocket motor by a hot particle Original Research Article
Pages 387-396
D.O. Glushkov, G.V. Kuznetsov, P.A. Strizhak
Evolution of weak shock waves in non-ideal magnetogasdynamics Original Research Article
Pages 397-402
Triloki Nath, R.K. Gupta, L.P. Singh
Dynamic characteristics and performance evaluation for the part strut failure of the vibration isolation platform on satellites Original Research Article
Pages 403-415
Yao Zhang, Chao Sheng, Zixi Guo, Youyi Wang, Wenbo Li
Simultaneous detection of multiple debris via a cascade of numerical evaluations and a voting scheme for lines in an image sequence Original Research Article
Pages 416-422
Koki Fujita, Naoyuki Ichimura, Toshiya Hanada
Investigation of two degrees of freedom on vortex-induced vibration under the wake interference of an oscillating airfoil Original Research Article
Pages 423-435
G.Q. Zhang, L.C. Ji
MHD slip flow of a dissipative Casson fluid over a moving geometry with heat source/sink: A numerical study Original Research Article
Pages 436-443
C.S.K. Raju, N. Sandeep
Propulsion options for very low Earth orbit microsatellites Original Research Article
Pages 444-454
Mirko Leomanni, Andrea Garulli, Antonio Giannitrapani, Fabrizio Scortecci
Experimental study on multiple-pulse performance characteristics of ammonium perchlorate/aluminum powder rocket motor Original Research Article
Pages 455-466
Yue Li, Chunbo Hu, Zhe Deng, Chao Li, Haijun Sun, Yupeng Cai

A beacon configuration optimization method based on Fisher information for Mars atmospheric entry Original Research Article
Pages 467-475
Zeduan Zhao, Zhengshi Yu, Pingyuan Cui

Acta Astronautica
Volume 132, Pages 1-338, March 2017

Thermodynamic performance analysis of ramjet engine at wide working conditions Original Research Article
Pages 1-12
Min Ou, Li Yan, Jing-feng Tang, Wei Huang, Xiao-qian Chen

Effect of the rail unevenness on the pointing accuracy of large radio telescope Original Research Article
Pages 13-18
Na Li, Jiang Wu, Bao-Yan Duan, Cong-Si Wang
Cavitation instabilities of an inducer in a cryogenic pump Original Research Article
Pages 19-24
Dae-Jin Kim, Hyung Jin Sung, Chang-Ho Choi, Jin-Sun Kim
Characteristics of transverse hydrogen jet in presence of multi air jets within scramjet combustor Original Research Article
Pages 25-32
M. Barzegar Gerdroodbary, Keivan Fallah, H. Pourmirzaagha
An adaptive scale factor based MPPT algorithm for changing solar irradiation levels in outer space Original Research Article
Pages 33-42
Trevor Hocksun Kwan, Xiaofeng Wu
Modeling, construction and experimental validation of actuated rolling dynamics of the cylindrical Transforming Roving-Rolling Explorer (TRREx) Original Research Article
Pages 43-53
L. Edwin, A. Mazzoleni, T. Gemmer, S. Ferguson
The effect of kerosene injection on ignition probability of local ignition in a scramjet combustor Original Research Article
Pages 54-58
Heng Bao, Jin Zhou, Yu Pan
Motion compensation for robotic lung tumour radiotherapy in remote locations: A personalised medicine approach Original Research Article
Pages 59-66
Clara M. Ionescu, Cosmin Copot, Dirk Verellen
In vivo bone remodeling rates determination and compressive stiffness variations before, during 60 days bed rest and two years follow up: A micro-FE-analysis from HR-pQCT measurements of the berlin Bed Rest Study-2 Original Research Article
Pages 67-77
Zully Ritter, Daniel Belavy, Wolfgang W. Baumann, Dieter Felsenberg
Finite-time control for asteroid hovering and landing via terminal sliding-mode guidance Original Research Article
Pages 78-89
Hongwei Yang, Xiaoli Bai, Hexi Baoyin
Parametric study and performance analysis of hybrid rocket motors with double-tube configuration Original Research Article
Pages 90-96
Nanjia Yu, Bo Zhao, Arnau Pons Lorente, Jue Wang
Physical simulation of the long-term dynamic action of a plasma beam on a space debris object Original Research Article
Pages 97-102
Valentin A. Shuvalov, Nikolai.B. Gorev, Nikolai A. Tokmak, Galina S. Kochubei
Advanced numerical study of the three-axis magnetic attitude control and determination with uncertainties Original Research Article
Pages 103-110
D.S. Ivanov, M.Yu. Ovchinnikov, V.I. Penkov, D.S. Roldugin, D.M. Doronin, A.V. Ovchinnikov
The Gravity-Loading countermeasure Skinsuit (GLCS) and its effect upon aerobic exercise performance Original Research Article
Pages 111-116
Julia Attias, A.T. Carvil Philip, James Waldie, Thais Russomano, N. Evetts Simon, A. Green David
First order coupled dynamic model of flexible space structures with time-varying configurations Original Research Article
Pages 117-123
Jie Wang, Dongxu Li, Jianping Jiang
Application of vacuum stability test to determine thermal decomposition kinetics of nitramines bonded by polyurethane matrix Original Research Article
Pages 124-130
Ahmed Elbeih, Mohamed Abd-Elghany, Tamer Elshenawy
On-orbit identifying the inertia parameters of space robotic systems using simple equivalent dynamics Original Research Article
Pages 131-142
Wenfu Xu, Zhonghua Hu, Yu Zhang, Bin Liang
Attitude control of an underactuated spacecraft using quaternion feedback regulator and tube-based MPC Original Research Article
Pages 143-149
M. Mirshams, M. Khosrojerdi
Coupled heat transfer analysis of thrust chambers with recessed shear coaxial injectors Original Research Article
Pages 150-160
Jiawen Song, Bing Sun
Three-dimensional particle simulation of back-sputtered carbon in electric propulsion test facility Original Research Article
Pages 161-169
Hongru Zheng, Guobiao Cai, Lihui Liu, Shengfei Shang, Bijiao He
Stochastic and sensitivity analysis of shape error of inflatable antenna reflectors Original Research Article
Pages 170-176
Bingbing San, Qingshan Yang, Liwei Yin
Thermal investigation of an internally cooled strut injector for scramjet application at moderate and hot gas conditions Original Research Article
Pages 177-191
Nils C. Dröske, Felix J. Förster, Bernhard Weigand, Jens von Wolfersdorf
Quantification of the responsiveness of on-orbit servicing infrastructure for modularized earth-orbiting platforms Original Research Article
Pages 192-203
Tristan Sarton du Jonchay, Koki Ho
Improvement of aerodynamic characteristics of a thick airfoil with a vortex cell in sub- and transonic flow Original Research Article
Pages 204-220
Sergey Isaev, Paul Baranov, Igor Popov, Alexander Sudakov, Alexander Usachov
Mars atmospheric entry guidance for reference trajectory tracking based on robust nonlinear compound controller Original Research Article
Pages 221-229
Juan Dai, Ai Gao, Yuanqing Xia
Fluid-thermal analysis of aerodynamic heating over spiked blunt body configurations Original Research Article
Pages 230-242
Qihao Qin, Jinglei Xu, Shuai Guo
Effects of torque spring, CCL and latch mechanism on dynamic response of planar solar arrays with multiple clearance joints Original Research Article
Pages 243-255
Yuanyuan Li, Zilu Wang, Cong Wang, Wenhu Huang
Numerical study of active flow control over a hypersonic backward-facing step using supersonic jet in near space Original Research Article
Pages 256-267
Guang-ming Guo, Hong Liu, Bin Zhang
Determining best practices in reconnoitering sites for habitability potential on Mars using a semi-autonomous rover: A GeoHeuristic Operational Strategies Test Original Research Article
Pages 268-281
R.A. Yingst, J. Berger, B.A. Cohen, B. Hynek, M.E. Schmidt
A small-gain method for integrated guidance and control in terminal phase of reentry Original Research Article
Pages 282-292
Han Yan, Shuping Tan, Yingzi He
Deployment dynamics of tethered-net for space debris removal Original Research Article
Pages 293-302
Minghe Shan, Jian Guo, Eberhard Gill
Fault Tolerant Attitude Control for spacecraft with SGCMGs under actuator partial failure and actuator saturation Original Research Article
Pages 303-311
Fuzhen Zhang, Lei Jin, Shijie Xu
Kurzweil’s Singularity as a part of Evo-SETI Theory Original Research Article
Pages 312-325
Claudio Maccone
Optimal landing site selection based on safety index during planetary descent Original Research Article
Pages 326-336
Pingyuan Cui, Dantong Ge, Ai Gao
Erratum to “Combustion oscillation study in a kerosene fueled rocket-based combined-cycle engine combustor” [Acta Astronaut. 129 (2016) 260–270]
Page 337
Zhi-Wei Huang, Guo-Qiang He, Fei Qin, Rui Xue, Xiang-Geng Wei, Lei Shi
IAA Acta Astronautica Papers 2016

IAA Acta Astronautica, Journal of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
Volume 129, Pages 1-488, December 2016

Experimental investigation on the combustion characteristics of aluminum in air
Original Research Article
Pages 1-7
Yunchao Feng, Zhixun Xia, Liya Huang, Xiaoting Yan
A simplified computational fluid-dynamic approach to the oxidizer injector design in hybrid rockets Original Research Article
Pages 8-21
Giuseppe D. Di Martino, Paolo Malgieri, Carmine Carmicino, Raffaele Savino
Study of the disturbances effect on small satellite route tracking accuracy Original Research Article
Pages 22-31
Y.V. Mashtakov, M.Yu. Ovchinnikov, S.S. Tkachev
Spacecraft relative guidance via spatio-temporal resolution in atmospheric density forecasting Original Research Article
Pages 32-43
David Guglielmo, David Pérez, Riccardo Bevilacqua, Leonel Mazal
Effect of combustor geometry and fuel injection scheme on the combustion process in a supersonic flow
Pages 44-51
Zun Cai, Zhenguo Wang, Mingbo Sun, Xue-Song Bai
Small satellite attitude determination during plasma brake deorbiting experiment Original Research Article
Pages 52-58
Osama Khurshid, Jorma Selkäinaho, Halil Ersin Soken, Esa Kallio, Arto Visala
Large eddy simulation of combustion instability in a tripropellant air heater Original Research Article
Pages 59-73
Lei Yuan, Chibing Shen
Experimental study on the operation characteristics of aluminum powder fueled ramjet Original Research Article
Pages 74-81
Chao Li, Chunbo Hu, Xin Xin, Yue Li, Haijun Sun
Thermodynamic model of Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment (MOXIE) Original Research Article
Pages 82-87
Forrest E. Meyen, Michael H. Hecht, Jeffrey A. Hoffman, the MOXIE Team
Influence of the thermo-electric coupling on the heat transfer in cylindrical annulus with a dielectric fluid under microgravity Original Research Article
Pages 88-94
Vadim Travnikov, Olivier Crumeyrolle, Innocent Mutabazi
Experimental investigation on drag and heat flux reduction in supersonic/hypersonic flows: A survey Review Article
Pages 95-110
Zhen-guo Wang, Xi-wan Sun, Wei Huang, Shi-bin Li, Li Yan
Numerical investigation of scale effect of various injection diameters on interaction in cold kerosene-fueled supersonic flow Original Research Article
Pages 111-120
Lin Zhu, Yin-Yin Qi, Wei-Lai Liu, Bao-Jian Xu, Jia-Ru Ge, Xiang-Chun Xuan, Tien-Chien Jen
Climate engineering and space Original Research Article
Pages 121-129
K.-U. Schrogl, L. Summerer
Education and outreach using the falcon telescope network Original Research Article
Pages 130-134
Kimberlee C. Gresham, Christopher Palma, Daniel E. Polsgrove, Francis K. Chun, Devin J. Della-Rose, Roger D. Tippets
Nonlinear dynamic characteristic analysis of jointed beam with clearance Original Research Article
Pages 135-146
Jing Zhang, Hong-Wei Guo, Rong-Qiang Liu, Juan Wu, Zi-Ming Kou, Zong-Quan Deng
Agglomerates, smoke oxide particles, and carbon inclusions in condensed combustion products of an aluminized GAP-based propellant Original Research Article
Pages 147-153
Wen Ao, Peijin Liu, Wenjing Yang
Galactic cosmic rays dose mitigation inside a spacecraft by a superconductor “compact” toroid: A FLUKA Monte Carlo study Review Article
Pages 154-160
P.R. Dicarolo
Mixing characteristics of a transverse jet injection into supersonic crossflows through an expansion wall Original Research Article
Pages 161-173
Chaoyang Liu, Zhenguo Wang, Hongbo Wang, Mingbo Sun
Quaternion frames and fractal surface as tools to control orientation of a spacecraft Original Research Article
Pages 174-178
Alexander P. Yefremov
Phase tracking for pulsar navigation with Doppler frequency Original Research Article
Pages 179-185
Zhang Xinyuan, Shuai Ping, Huang Liangwei
Simulated microgravity alters the expression of cytoskeleton- and ATP-binding-related genes in MLO-Y4 osteocytes Original Research Article
Pages 186-192
Zhihao Chen, Fan Zhao, Yiduo Qi, Lifang Hu, Dijie Li, Chong Yin, Peihong Su, Yan Zhang, Jianhua Ma, Jing Qian, Hongpo Zhou, Yiwei Zou, Airong Qian
Impact of communication delays to and from the International Space Station on self-reported individual and team behavior and performance: A mixed-methods study Original Research Article
Pages 193-200
Natalie M. Kintz, Chih-Ping Chou, William B. Vessey, Lauren B. Leveton, Lawrence A. Palinkas
Effects of nonuniform Mach-number entrance on scramjet nozzle flowfield and performance Original Research Article
Pages 201-210
Pu Zhang, Jinglei Xu, Zhibin Quan, Jianwei Mo
Jet engine with electromagnetic field excitation of expendable solid-state material
Pages 211-213
O.Yu. Tsybin, S.B. Makarov, O.N. Ostapenko
Modeling and testing of a tube-in-tube separation mechanism of bodies in space Original Research Article
Pages 214-222
Dan Michaels, Alon Gany
Who dares to join a parabolic flight? Original Research Article
Pages 223-228
Christian Montag, Tina Zander, Stefan Schneider
Validated simulator for space debris removal with nets and other flexible tethers applications
Pages 229-240
Wojciech Gołębiowski, Rafał Michalczyk, Michał Dyrek, Umberto Battista, Kjetil Wormnes
Assessment of the modified rotation/curvature correction SST turbulence model for simulating swirling reacting unsteady flows in a solid-fuel ramjet engine Original Research Article
Pages 241-252
Omer Musa, Chen Xiong, Zhou Changsheng, Gong Lunkun
Three-dimensional deployment of electro-dynamic tether via tension and current control with constraints Original Research Article
Pages 253-259
Hao Wen, Dongping Jin, Haiyan Hu
Combustion oscillation study in a kerosene fueled rocket-based combined-cycle engine combustor Original Research Article
Pages 260-270
Zhi-Wei Huang, Guo-Qiang He, Fei Qin, Rui Xue, Xiang-Geng Wei, Lei Shi
Hydromagnetic couple-stress nanofluid flow over a moving convective wall: OHAM analysis Original Research Article
Pages 271-276
M. Awais, S. Saleem, T. Hayat, S. Irum
The AMADEE-15 Mars simulation Original Research Article
Pages 277-290
Gernot Groemer, Anna Losiak, Alexander Soucek, Clemens Plank, Laura Zanardini, Nina Sejkora, Sebastian Sams
Simplified spacecraft vulnerability assessments at component level in early design phase at the European Space Agency’s Concurrent Design Facility Original Research Article
Pages 291-298
Scott Kempf, Frank K. Schäfer, Tiziana Cardone, Ivo Ferreira, Sam Gerené, Roberto Destefanis, Lilith Grassi
In-orbit assembly mission for the Space Solar Power Station Original Research Article
Pages 299-308
ZhengAi Cheng, Xinbin Hou, Xinghua Zhang, Lu Zhou, Jifeng Guo, Chunlin Song
Modeling of gas ionization and plasma flow in ablative pulsed plasma thrusters Original Research Article
Pages 309-315
Tiankun Huang, Zhiwen Wu, Xiangyang Liu, Kan Xie, Ningfei Wang, Yue Cheng
Project Dragonfly: A feasibility study of interstellar travel using laser-powered light sail propulsion Original Research Article
Pages 316-324
Nikolaos Perakis, Lukas E. Schrenk, Johannes Gutsmiedl, Artur Koop, Martin J. Losekamm
A new Ballistic Limit Equation for thin tape tethers Original Research Article
Pages 325-334
A. Francesconi, C. Giacomuzzo, L. Bettiol, E. Lorenzini
Aerodynamic and engineering design of a 1.5 s high quality microgravity drop tower facility Original Research Article
Pages 335-344
Valentin Belser, Jakob Breuninger, Matthew Reilly, René Laufer, Michael Dropmann, Georg Herdrich, Truell Hyde, Hans-Peter Röser, Stefanos Fasoulas
Some considerations on the vibrational environment of the DSC-DCMIX1 experiment onboard ISS Original Research Article
Pages 345-356
R. Jurado, Jna. Gavaldà, M.J. Simón, J. Pallarés, A. Laverón-Simavilla, X. Ruiz, V. Shevtsova
Numerical investigation of combustion field of hypervelocity scramjet engine Original Research Article
Pages 357-366
Shikong Zhang, Jiang Li, Fei Qin, Zhiwei Huang, Rui Xue
Experimental investigation of the catalytic decomposition and combustion characteristics of a non-toxic ammonium dinitramide (ADN)-based monopropellant thruster Original Research Article
Pages 367-373
Jun Chen, Guoxiu Li, Tao Zhang, Meng Wang, Yusong Yu
A new geometric guidance approach to spacecraft near-distance rendezvous problem Original Research Article
Pages 374-383
Yunhe Meng, Qifeng Chen, Qing Ni
High energy density soft X-ray momentum coupling to comet analogs for NEO mitigation Original Research Article
Pages 384-388
J.L. Remo, R.J. Lawrence, S.B. Jacobsen, M.D. Furnish
The effects of oblateness and solar radiation pressure on halo orbits in the photogravitational Sun-Earth system Original Research Article
Pages 389-399
Vineet K. Srivastava, Jai Kumar, Badam Singh Kushvah
Small-scale effects on the free vibrational behavior of embedded viscoelastic double-nanoplate-systems under thermal environment Original Research Article
Pages 400-409
M. Hosseini, A. Jamalpoor, M. Bahreman
Mission concept and autonomy considerations for active Debris removal Original Research Article
Pages 410-418
Susanne Peters, Christoph Pirzkall, Hauke Fiedler, Roger Förstner
Free convective heat transfer of MHD Cu-kerosene nanofluid over a cone with temperature dependent viscosity Original Research Article
Pages 419-428
C.S.K. Raju, N. Sandeep, A. Malvandi
A hypersonic aeroheating calculation method based on inviscid outer edge of boundary layer parameters Original Research Article
Pages 429-437
ZhuXuan Meng, Hu Fan, Ke Peng, WeiHua Zhang, HuiXin Yang
Long-term prospects: Mitigation of supernova and gamma-ray burst threat to intelligent beings Original Research Article
Pages 438-446
Milan M. Ćirković, Branislav Vukotić
Fundamentals of the route theory for satellite constellation design for Earth discontinuous coverage. Part 3: Low-cost Earth observation with minimal satellite swath Original Research Article
Pages 447-458
Yury N. Razoumny
Fundamentals of the route theory for satellite constellation design for Earth discontinuous coverage. Part 4: Compound satellite structures on orbits with synchronized nodal regression Original Research Article
Pages 459-465
Yury N. Razoumny
Leadership for long-duration space missions: A shift toward a collective approach Original Research Article
Pages 466-476
Tyler Mulhearn, Tristan McIntosh, Carter Gibson, Michael D. Mumford, Francis J. Yammarino, Shane Connelly, Eric Anthony Day, Brandon Vessey
Planning for long-duration space exploration: Interviews with NASA subject matter experts Original Research Article
Pages 477-487
Tristan McIntosh, Tyler Mulhearn, Carter Gibson, Michael D. Mumford, Francis J. Yammarino, Shane Connelly, Eric A. Day, William B. Vessey


Acta Astronautica
Volume 127 , Pages 1-710, October–November 2016
Volume magnetization for system-level testing of magnetic materials within small satellites Original Research Article
Pages 1-12
David T. Gerhardt, Scott E. Palo
Thermal–structural analysis of the platelet heat-pipe-cooled leading edge of hypersonic vehicle Original Research Article
Pages 13-19
Liu Hongpeng, Liu Weiqiang
Deployable Pipe-Z Original Research Article
Pages 20-30
Machi Zawidzki
Constrained spacecraft reorientation using mixed integer convex programming Original Research Article
Pages 31-40
Margaret Tam, E. Glenn Lightsey
Thermal behavior in the cracking reaction zone of scramjet cooling channels at different channel aspect ratios Original Research Article
Pages 41-56
Silong Zhang, Yu Feng, Yuguang Jiang, Jiang Qin, Wen Bao, Jiecai Han, Oskar J. Haidn
Decentralized adaptive sliding mode control for beam synchronization of tethered InSAR system Original Research Article
Pages 57-66
Jinxiu Zhang, Zhigang Zhang, Baolin Wu
Adaptive sliding mode control of tethered satellite deployment with input limitation Original Research Article
Pages 67-75
Zhiqiang Ma, Guanghui Sun
Application of a multi-objective evolutionary algorithm to the spacecraft stationkeeping problem Original Research Article
Pages 76-86
Philip L. Myers, David B. Spencer
Results of the attitude reconstruction for the UniSat-6 microsatellite using in-orbit data Original Research Article
Pages 87-94
Simone Battistini, Chantal Cappelletti, Filippo Graziani
A contribution to the definition of a new method to predict the catastrophic disintegration of spacecraft after collision with large orbital debris Original Research Article
Pages 95-102
M. Zaccariotto, A. Francesconi, U. Galvanetto
The NEOTωIST mission (Near-Earth Object Transfer of angular momentum spin test) Original Research Article
Pages 103-111
Line Drube, Alan W. Harris, Kilian Engel, Albert Falke, Ulrich Johann, Siegfried Eggl, Juan L. Cano, Javier Martín Ávila, Stephen R. Schwartz, Patrick Michel
Experimental investigation on combustion performance of cavity-strut injection of supercritical kerosene in supersonic model combustor Original Research Article
Pages 112-119
Ming-bo Sun, Zhan Zhong, Jian-han Liang, Hong-bo Wang
Research on the drag reduction performance induced by the counterflowing jet for waverider with variable blunt radii Original Research Article
Pages 120-130
Shi-bin Li, Zhen-guo Wang, George N. Barakos, Wei Huang, Rene Steijl
Line-of-sight based formation keeping and attitude control of two spacecraft Original Research Article
Pages 131-140
Rakesh R Warier, Arpita Sinha, Srikant Sukumar
Dynamic modelling and stability parametric analysis of a flexible spacecraft with fuel slosh Original Research Article
Pages 141-159
Paolo Gasbarri, Marco Sabatini, Andrea Pisculli
Effects of micro-ramp on transverse jet in supersonic crossflow Original Research Article
Pages 160-170
Yujie Zhang, Weidong Liu, Bo Wang, Mingbo Sun
Thermal effect on the dynamic response of axially functionally graded beam subjected to a moving harmonic load Original Research Article
Pages 171-181
Yuewu Wang, Dafang Wu
Numerical analysis of flow features and operation characteristics of a rocket-based combined-cycle inlet in ejector mode Original Research Article
Pages 182-196
Lei Shi, Xiaowei Liu, Guoqiang He, Fei Qin, Xianggeng Wei, Bin Yang, Jie Liu
Combustion-based power source for Venus surface missions Original Research Article
Pages 197-208
Timothy F. Miller, Michael V. Paul, Steven R. Oleson
Numerical investigation of hypersonic flat-plate boundary layer transition mechanism induced by different roughness shapes Original Research Article
Pages 209-218
Yunlong Zhou, Yunfei Zhao, Dan Xu, Zhenxia Chai, Wei Liu
Circular revisit orbits design for responsive mission over a single target Original Research Article
Pages 219-225
Taibo Li, Junhua Xiang, Zhaokui Wang, Yulin Zhang
Robust optimal sun-pointing control of a large solar power satellite Original Research Article
Pages 226-234
Shunan Wu, Kaiming Zhang, Haijun Peng, Zhigang Wu, Gianmarco Radice
Robust, affordable, semi-direct Mars mission Original Research Article
Pages 235-248
Jean-Marc Salotti
Effects of self-pulsation on the spray characteristics of gas–liquid swirl coaxial injector Original Research Article
Pages 249-259
Zhongtao Kang, Qinglian Li, Peng Cheng, Xinqiao Zhang, Zhen-guo Wang
Application of particle damper on electronic packages for spacecraft Original Research Article
Pages 260-270
P. Veeramuthuvel, K. Shankar, K.K. Sairajan
Toward a new spacecraft optimal design lifetime? Impact of marginal cost of durability and reduced launch price Original Research Article
Pages 271-282
Kailah B. Snelgrove, Joseph Homer Saleh
Fast estimation of space-robots inertia parameters: A modular mathematical formulation Original Research Article
Pages 283-295
Seyed Yaser Nabavi Chashmi, Seyed Mohammad-Bagher Malaek
Minimum-fuel station-change for geostationary satellites using low-thrust considering perturbations Original Research Article
Pages 296-307
ShuGe Zhao, JingRui Zhang
Site selection and traverse planning to support a lunar polar rover mission: A case study at Haworth Crater Original Research Article
Pages 308-320
Jennifer L. Heldmann, Anthony Colaprete, Richard C. Elphic, Ben Bussey, Andrew McGovern, Ross Beyer, David Lees, Matt Deans
Numerical investigation and optimization on mixing enhancement factors in supersonic jet-to-crossflow flow fields Original Research Article
Pages 321-325
Li Yan, Wei Huang, Hao Li, Tian-tian Zhang
Large eddy simulation of combustion characteristics in a kerosene fueled rocket-based combined-cycle engine combustor Original Research Article
Pages 326-334
Zhi-wei Huang, Guo-qiang He, Fei Qin, Dong-gang Cao, Xiang-geng Wei, Lei Shi
Feasibility of a low-cost sounding rockoon platform Original Research Article
Pages 335-344
Adam Okninski, Daniel Sors Raurell, Alberto Rodriguez Mitre
Post-launch analysis of the deployment dynamics of a space web sounding rocket experiment Original Research Article
Pages 345-358
Huina Mao, Thomas Sinn, Massimiliano Vasile, Gunnar Tibert
Thrust vector control of upper stage with a gimbaled thruster during orbit transfer Original Research Article
Pages 359-366
Zhaohui Wang, Yinghong Jia, Lei Jin, Jiajia Duan
Polar constellations design for discontinuous coverage Original Research Article
Pages 367-374
Salvatore Sarno, Maria Daniela Graziano, Marco D’Errico
The hybrid RANS/LES of partially premixed supersonic combustion using G/Z flamelet model Original Research Article
Pages 375-383
Jinshui Wu, Zhenguo Wang, Xuesong Bai, Mingbo Sun, Hongbo Wang
Numerical investigation on the regression rate of hybrid rocket motor with star swirl fuel grain Original Research Article
Pages 384-393
Shuai Zhang, Fan Hu, Weihua Zhang
ESA’s billion star surveyor – Flight operations experience from Gaia’s first 1.5 Years
Pages 394-403
D. Milligan, A. Rudolph, G. Whitehead, T. Loureiro, E. Serpell, F. di Marco, J. Marie, E. Ecale
On small satellites for oceanography: A survey Review Article
Pages 404-423
André G.C. Guerra, Frederico Francisco, Jaime Villate, Fernando Aguado Agelet, Orfeu Bertolami, Kanna Rajan
Resistance forces during boulder extraction from an asteroid Original Research Article
Pages 424-437
Anton V. Kulchitsky, Jerome B. Johnson, David M. Reeves
A novel laser ablation plasma thruster with electromagnetic acceleration Original Research Article
Pages 438-447
Yu Zhang, Daixian Zhang, Jianjun Wu, Zhen He, Hua Zhang
RemoveDEBRIS: An in-orbit active debris removal demonstration mission Original Research Article
Pages 448-463
Jason L. Forshaw, Guglielmo S. Aglietti, Nimal Navarathinam, Haval Kadhem, Thierry Salmon, Aurélien Pisseloup, Eric Joffre, Thomas Chabot, Ingo Retat, Robert Axthelm, Simon Barraclough, Andrew Ratcliffe, Cesar Bernal, François Chaumette, Alexandre Pollini, Willem H. Steyn
Phasing Delta-V for transfers from Sun–Earth halo orbits to the Moon Original Research Article
Pages 464-473
Hongru Chen, Yasuhiro Kawakatsu, Toshiya Hanada
Heliocentric phasing performance of electric sail spacecraft Original Research Article
Pages 474-481
Giovanni Mengali, Alessandro A. Quarta, Generoso Aliasi
Comparing long-term projections of the space debris environment to real world data – Looking back to 1990 Original Research Article
Pages 482-490
Jonas Radtke, Enrico Stoll
A multi-spacecraft formation approach to space debris surveillance Original Research Article
Pages 491-504
Leonard Felicetti, M. Reza Emami
Unscented predictive variable structure filter for satellite attitude estimation with model errors when using low precision sensors Original Research Article
Pages 505-513
Lu Cao, Hengnian Li
Did the Germans learn from Goddard? An examination of whether the rocketry of R.H. Goddard influenced German Pre-World-War II missile development Original Research Article
Pages 514-525
Frank H. Winter
On the enhanced detectability of GPS anomalous behavior with relative entropy Original Research Article
Pages 526-532
Jeongho Cho
Ups and downs of space tourism development in 60 years from moon register to spaceshiptwo CRASH Original Research Article
Pages 533-541
Yi-Wei Chang, Jeng-Shing Chern
Evaluation of transient response of spinning solar sail with flexible membrane by eigenfunction analysis and continuum analysis Original Research Article
Pages 542-552
Toshihiro Chujo, Junichiro Kawaguchi
Test study on the performance of shielding configuration with stuffed layer under hypervelocity impact Original Research Article
Pages 553-560
Fa-wei Ke, Jie Huang, Xue-zhong Wen, Zhao-xia Ma, Sen Liu
Effect of vibration on two-liquid system in rotating cylinder Original Research Article
Pages 561-571
Nikolai V. Kozlov, Darya A. Shuvalova
Numerical exploration of mixing and combustion in a dual-mode combustor with backward-facing steps Original Research Article
Pages 572-578
Wei Huang, Lang-quan Li, Li Yan, Lei Liao
Synthesis, characterization and application of ion exchange resin as a slow-release fertilizer for wheat cultivation in space Original Research Article
Pages 579-586
Bowei Li, Chen Dong, Zhengpei Chu, Weizhe Zhang, Minjuan Wang, Hong Liu, Beizhen Xie
Adaptive control and orbit determination for elliptical rendezvous Original Research Article
Pages 587-592
Lijia Xu, Yong Hu, Tiantian Jiang
Aero-thermo-dynamic analysis of a low ballistic coefficient deployable capsule in Earth re-entry Original Research Article
Pages 593-602
G. Zuppardi, R. Savino, G. Mongelluzzo
Parametric study of combustion oscillation in a single-side expansion scramjet combustor Original Research Article
Pages 603-613
Hao Ouyang, Weidong Liu, Mingbo Sun
To ignite the passion in children’s hearts – Role and effect of space education, issues and consideration Original Research Article
Pages 614-618
Ayami Kojima
The evolution of Earth Observation satellites in Europe and its impact on the performance of emergency response services Original Research Article
Pages 619-633
Gil Denis, Hélène de Boissezon, Steven Hosford, Xavier Pasco, Bruno Montfort, Franck Ranera
Computational investigation on combustion instabilities in a rocket combustor Original Research Article
Pages 634-643
Lei Yuan, Chibing Shen
GPU-accelerated computational tool for studying the effectiveness of asteroid disruption techniques Original Research Article
Pages 644-654
Ben J. Zimmerman, Bong Wie
When will on-orbit servicing be part of the space enterprise? Original Research Article
Pages 655-666
Daniel E. Hastings, Benjamin L. Putbrese, Paul A. La Tour
Asteroid retrieval missions enabled by invariant manifold dynamics Original Research Article
Pages 667-677
Joan Pau Sánchez, Daniel García Yárnoz
A Chang’e-4 mission concept and vision of future Chinese lunar exploration activities Original Research Article
Pages 678-683
Qiong Wang, Jizhong Liu
Electric sail option for cometary rendezvous Original Research Article
Pages 684-692
Alessandro A. Quarta, Giovanni Mengali, Pekka Janhunen
Yuzhnoye’s new liquid rocket engines as enablers for space exploration Original Research Article
Pages 693-698
Alexander Degtyarev, Alexander Kushnaryov, Vladimir Shulga, Oleg Ventskovsky
Midcourse trajectory correction for solar sail starships Original Research Article
Pages 699-701
Gregory L. Matloff
Flight status of robotic asteroid sample return mission Hayabusa2 Original Research Article
Pages 702-709
Yuichi Tsuda, Satoru Nakazawa, Kenichi Kushiki, Makoto Yoshikawa, Hitoshi Kuninaka, Seiichiro Watanabe



Acta Astronautica, Journal of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
Volume 124 , Pages 1-132, July–August 2016

Intermediate Experimental Vehicle (IXV) – Special Publications from the 6th EUCASS

Edited by Christophe Bonnal and Giorgio Tumino


IFC – Publication Information
Pages IFC
The success of the ESA Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle program
Pages 1
G. Tumino, S. Mancuso
The IXV experience, from the mission conception to the flight results Original Research Article
Pages 2-17
G. Tumino, S. Mancuso, J-M. Gallego, S. Dussy, J-P. Preaud, G. Di Vita, P. Brunner
IXV re-entry demonstrator: Mission overview, system challenges and flight reward Original Research Article
Pages 18-30
Roberto Angelini, Angelo Denaro
Intermediate experimental vehicle, ESA program aerodynamics–aerothermodynamics key technologies for spacecraft design and successful flight
Pages 31-38
Sylvain Dutheil, Julien Pibarot, Dac Tran, Jean-Jacques Vallee, Jean-Pierre Tribot
The design and realisation of the IXV Mission Analysis and Flight Mechanics Original Research Article
Pages 39-52
Rodrigo Haya-Ramos, Gonzalo Blanco, Irene Pontijas, Davide Bonetti, Jordi Freixa, Cristina Parigini, Edmondo Bassano, Riccardo Carducci, Martins Sudars, Angelo Denaro, Roberto Angelini, Salvatore Mancuso
The IXV guidance, navigation and control subsystem: Development, verification and performances Review Article
Pages 53-66
Victor Marco, Rafael Contreras, Raul Sanchez, Guillermo Rodriguez, Daniel Serrano, Murray Kerr, Vicente Fernandez, Rodrigo Haya-Ramos, Luis F. Peñin, Jose A. Ospina, Gabriale De Zaiacomo, Juan Antonio Bejar-Romero, Ricardo Yague, Elio Zaccagnino, Jean-Philippe Preaud
IXV avionics architecture: Design, qualification and mission results Original Research Article
Pages 67-78
Massimo Succa, Ilario Boscolo, Alessandro Drocco, Giovanni Malucchi, Stephane Dussy
Dynamical and thermal qualification of the C–SiC nose for the IXV Original Research Article
Pages 79-84
François Buffenoir, David Escafre, Tiana Brault, Loic Rival, Florent Girard
Development and flight qualification of the C–SiC thermal protection systems for the IXV Original Research Article
Pages 85-89
François Buffenoir, Céline Zeppa, Thierry Pichon, Florent Girard
Design, qualification, manufacturing and integration of IXV Ablative Thermal Protection System Original Research Article
Pages 90-101
Mario Cioeta, Gandolfo Di Vita, Teresa Signorelli Maria, Gianluca Bianco, Maurizio Cutroni, Francesco Damiani, Viviana Ferretti, Adriano Rotondo
The IXV Ground Segment design, implementation and operations Original Research Article
Pages 102-117
Giovanni Martucci di Scarfizzi, Alessandro Bellomo, Ivano Musso, Diego Bussi, Massimo Rabaioli, Gianfranco Santoro, Gerhard Billig, José María Gallego Sanz

The IXV vehicle model identification subsystem: Off-line estimation framework Original Research Article
Pages 118-131
J.A. Béjar-Romero, A. Bidaux-Sokolowski, S. Maina, J.P. Preaud


Acta Astronautica
Volume 122 , Pages 1-336, May–June 2016
A satellite formation flying approach providing both positioning and tracking Original Research Article
Pages 1-9
Mark A. Nurge, Robert C. Youngquist, Stanley O. Starr
In-orbit offline estimation of the residual magnetic dipole biases of the POPSAT-HIP1 nanosatellite Original Research Article
Pages 10-18
S. Seriani, Y.L. Brama, P. Gallina, G. Manzoni
Ranking upper stages in low Earth orbit for active removal Original Research Article
Pages 19-27
L. Anselmo, C. Pardini
Experimental study on combustion modes and thrust performance of a staged-combustor of the scramjet with dual-strut Original Research Article
Pages 28-34
Qingchun Yang, Khaled Chetehouna, Nicolas Gascoin, Wen Bao
Study of the quasi-static motion of a droplet expelled from a pipe in microgravity Original Research Article
Pages 35-41
Guang-Yu Li, Xiao-Qian Chen, Yi-Yong Huang, Yong Chen
A stereo-vision hazard-detection algorithm to increase planetary lander autonomy Original Research Article
Pages 42-62
Svenja Woicke, Erwin Mooij
Thermal mathematical model correlation through genetic algorithms of an experiment conducted on board the International Space Station Original Research Article
Pages 63-75
Iñaki Garmendia, Eva Anglada
Covariance study to evaluate the influence of optical follow-up strategies on estimated orbital parameters Original Research Article
Pages 76-89
E. Cordelli, A. Vananti, T. Schildknecht
Design and analysis of a moment control unit for agile satellite with high attitude stability requirement Original Research Article
Pages 90-105
Yao Zhang, Mou Li, Zhuoyue Song, Jinjun Shan, Xin Guan, Liang Tang
Evo-SETI Theory and Information Gap among Civilizations Original Research Article
Pages 106-113
Claudio Maccone
Suboptimal LQR-based spacecraft full motion control: Theory and experimentation Original Research Article
Pages 114-136
Leone Guarnaccia, Riccardo Bevilacqua, Stefano P. Pastorelli
Transient three-dimensional side-loads analysis of a thrust-optimized parabolic nozzle during staging Original Research Article
Pages 137-145
Ruyan Jia, Zhenyu Jiang, Weihua Zhang
Spacecraft dynamics under the action of Y-dot magnetic control law Original Research Article
Pages 146-158
Alessandro Zavoli, Fabrizio Giulietti, Giulio Avanzini, Guido De Matteis
Finite-time output feedback attitude coordination control for formation flying spacecraft without unwinding Original Research Article
Pages 159-174
Yong Guo, Shen-Min Song, Xue-Hui Li
Flap effectiveness appraisal for winged re-entry vehicles Original Research Article
Pages 175-184
Donato de Rosa, Giuseppe Pezzella, Raffaele S. Donelli, Antonio Viviani
A self-adjusting compliant bilateral control scheme for time-delay teleoperation in constrained environment Original Research Article
Pages 185-195
Zhang Chen, Bin Liang, Tao Zhang
Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) generation by lunar simulants Original Research Article
Pages 196-208
Jasmeet Kaur, Douglas Rickman, Martin A. Schoonen
Autonomous robotic capture of non-cooperative target by adaptive extended Kalman filter based visual servo Original Research Article
Pages 209-218
Gangqi Dong, Zheng H. Zhu
Design and test of a semiandrogynous docking mechanism for small satellites Original Research Article
Pages 219-230
Lorenzo Olivieri, Alessandro Francesconi
Full-genome study of gene expression in lumbar spinal cord of mice after 30-day space flight on Bion-M1 biosatellite Original Research Article
Pages 231-236
R.R. Islamov, О.А. Gusev, A. Tanabe, M. Terada, O.V. Tyapkina, K.A. Petrov, А.А. Rizvanov, I.B. Kozlovskaya, E.E. Nikolskiy, A.I. Grigorjev
Response of SAOS-2 cells to simulated microgravity and effect of biocompatible sol–gel hybrid coatings Original Research Article
Pages 237-242
M. Catauro, F. Bollino, F. Papale
Trade space visualization applied to Lambert׳s Problem for elliptical insertion orbits Original Research Article
Pages 243-257
David B. Spencer, Brian S. Shank
Numerical and experimental study of the thermal degradation process during the atmospheric re-entry of a image tank Original Research Article
Pages 258-286
Y. Prévereaud, J.-L. Vérant, M. Balat-Pichelin, J.-M. Moschetta
Impact of cabin environment on thermal protection system of crew hypersonic vehicle Original Research Article
Pages 287-293
Xiao Wei Zhu, Jing Quan Zhao, Lei Zhu, Xi Kui Yu
Switching control of a hypersonic vehicle based on guardian maps Original Research Article
Pages 294-306
Dibo Xiao, Mengying Liu, Yanbin Liu, Yuping Lu
Impact risk assessment and planetary defense mission planning for asteroid 2015 PDC Original Research Article
Pages 307-323
George Vardaxis, Peter Sherman, Bong Wie
Bi-objective optimization of a multiple-target active debris removal mission Original Research Article
Pages 324-335
Nicolas Bérend, Xavier Olive

Acta Astronautica, Journal of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
Volume 119 , Pages 1-252, February–March 2016

Bending analysis of embedded carbon nanotubes resting on an elastic foundation using strain gradient theory Original Research Article
Pages 1-12
Bekir Akgöz, Ömer Civalek

Design of geodesic cable net for space deployable mesh reflectors Original Research Article
Pages 13-21
Hanqing Deng, Tuanjie Li, Zuowei Wang

Electrostatic spacecraft rate and attitude control—Experimental results and performance considerations Original Research Article
Pages 22-33
Daan Stevenson, Hanspeter Schaub

A study on simultaneous design of a Hall Effect Thruster and its low-thrust trajectory Original Research Article
Pages 34-47
Kybeom Kwon, Gregory Lantoine, Ryan P. Russell, Dimitri N. Mavris

Hypervelocity impact performance of aluminum egg-box panel enhanced Whipple shield Original Research Article
Pages 48-59
Xiaotian Zhang, Tao Liu, Xiaogang Li, Guanghui Jia

Robust Mars atmospheric entry integrated navigation based on parameter sensitivity Original Research Article
Pages 60-70
Taishan Lou, Liangyu Zhao

Torque distribution of The Integrated Magnetically Suspended Inertia Actuator for attitude maneuvers Original Research Article
Pages 71-78
Yuanjin Yu, Jiancheng Fang, Zhaohua Yang

Dipole solution and angular-momentum minimization for two-satellite electromagnetic formation flight Original Research Article
Pages 79-86
Xian-lin Huang, Chun Zhang, Xiao-jun Ban

Mass breakdown model of solar-photon sail shuttle: The case for Mars Original Research Article
Pages 87-100
Giovanni Vulpetti, Christian Circi

An approximate model for pulsar navigation simulation Original Research Article
Pages 101-109
Ilija Jovanovic, John Enright

Constrained tension control of a tethered space-tug system with only length measurement Original Research Article
Pages 110-117
Hao Wen, Zheng H. Zhu, Dongping Jin, Haiyan Hu

Design of robotic manipulators for orbit removal of spent launchers’ stages Original Research Article
Pages 118-130
Leonard Felicetti, Paolo Gasbarri, Andrea Pisculli, Marco Sabatini, Giovanni B. Palmerini

Model of turbulent destruction of molecular clouds Original Research Article
Pages 131-136
B.P. Rybakin, V.B. Betelin, V.R. Dushin, E.V. Mikhalchenko, S.G. Moiseenko, L.I. Stamov, V.V. Tyurenkova

Regression rate behaviors of HTPB-based propellant combinations for hybrid rocket motor Original Research Article
Pages 137-146
Xingliang Sun, Hui Tian, Yuelong Li, Nanjia Yu, Guobiao Cai

A new terminal guidance sensor system for asteroid intercept or rendezvous missions
Original Research Article
Pages 147-159
Joshua Lyzhoft, John Basart, Bong Wie

Identification of new orbits to enable future mission opportunities for the human exploration of the Martian moon Phobos Original Research Article
Pages 160-182
Mattia Zamaro, James D. Biggs

Minimum ΔV for the transfer to permanent lunar orbits with hyperbolic approach Original Research Article
Pages 183-195
Yi Qi, Shijie Xu

Pull-in instability of paddle-type and double-sided NEMS sensors under the accelerating force Original Research Article
Pages 196-206
M. Keivani, J. Khorsandi, J. Mokhtari, A. Kanani, N. Abadian, M. Abadyan

An adaptive paradigm for human space settlement Original Research Article
Pages 207-217
Cameron M. Smith

Polyhedral representation of invariant manifolds applied to orbit transfers in the Earth–Moon system
Original Research Article
Pages 218-232
Mauro Pontani, Paolo Teofilatto

The effects of low earth orbit atomic oxygen on the properties of Polytetrafluoroethylene Original Research Article
Pages 233-240
Zhila Hooshangi, Seyed Amir Hossein Feghhi, Rezgar Saeedzadeh

Determination of the force transmitted by an ion thruster plasma plume to an orbital object Original Research Article
Pages 241-251
A. Alpatov, F. Cichocki, A. Fokov, S. Khoroshylov, M. Merino, A. Zakrzhevskii

Retraction notice to: “Analytical orbit predictions for low and high eccentricity orbits using uniformly regular KS canonical elements in an oblate atmosphere” [Acta Astronaut. 110 (2015) 214–224]
Pages 252
P.S. Rajendran, M. Xavier James Raj

Acta Astronautica, Journal of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
Volume 118 , Pages 1-328, January–February 2016

Denoising of X-ray pulsar observed profile in the undecimated wavelet domain Original Research Article
Pages 1-10
Meng-fan Xue, Xiao-ping Li, Ling-zhong Fu, Xiu-ping Liu, Hai-feng Sun, Li-rong Shen

Experimental and simulation study of a Gaseous oxygen/Gaseous hydrogen vortex cooling thrust chamber Original Research Article
Pages 11-20
Nanjia Yu, Bo Zhao, Gongnan Li, Jue Wang

Experimental study of mixing enhancement using pylon in supersonic flow Original Research Article
Pages 21-32
Manmohan Vishwakarma, Aravind Vaidyanathan

Dynamics of 3D Timoshenko gyroelastic beams with large attitude changes for the gyros Original Research Article
Pages 33-48
Soroosh Hassanpour, G.R. Heppler

Time-varying modal parameters identification of a spacecraft with rotating flexible appendage by recursive algorithm Original Research Article
Pages 49-61
Zhiyu Ni, Ruinan Mu, Guangbin Xun, Zhigang Wu

Electromechanical buckling of functionally graded electrostatic nanobridges using strain gradient theory
Original Research Article
Pages 62-71
Milad Shojaeian, Yaghoub Tadi Beni, Hossein Ataei

Surface effect on the large amplitude periodic forced vibration of first-order shear deformable rectangular nanoplates with various edge supports Original Research Article
Pages 72-89
R. Ansari, R. Gholami

Orbit determination across unknown maneuvers using the essential Thrust-Fourier-Coefficients Original Research Article
Pages 90-95
Hyun Chul Ko, Daniel J. Scheeres

Wicked problems in space technology development at NASA Original Research Article
Pages 96-108
Tibor S. Balint, John Stevens

Distance-based relative orbital elements determination for formation flying system Original Research Article
Pages 109-122
Yanchao He, Ming Xu, Xi Chen

Methods for promoting knowledge exchange and networking among young professionals in the aerospace sector—IAF׳s IPMC workshop 2013 insights Original Research Article
Pages 123-129
Amalio Monzon, Tiffany Chow, Paul Guthrie, Zhuoyan Lu, Constant Chuma, Huang He, Sergii Kuzkov

Rearing Tenebrio molitor in BLSS: Dietary fiber affects larval growth, development, and respiration characteristics Original Research Article
Pages 130-136
Leyuan Li, Michael Stasiak, Liang Li, Beizhen Xie, Yuming Fu, Danuta Gidzinski, Mike Dixon, Hong Liu

Static rock splitters based on high temperature shape memory alloys for planetary explorations Original Research Article
Pages 137-157
O. Benafan, R.D. Noebe, T.J. Halsmer

Analytical model of the contact interaction between the components of a special percussive mechanism for planetary exploration Original Research Article
Pages 158-167
Luis J. Vila, Ramesh B. Malla

Development of an integrated spacecraft Guidance, Navigation, & Control subsystem for automated proximity operations Original Research Article
Pages 168-186
Peter Z. Schulte, David A. Spencer

Trends in space activities in 2014: The significance of the space activities of governments Original Research Article
Pages 187-198
Deganit Paikowsky, Gil Baram, Isaac Ben-Israel

A combined experimental and numerical investigation of roughness induced supersonic boundary layer transition Original Research Article
Pages 199-209
Yunfei Zhao, Wei Liu, Dan Xu, Dundian Gang, Shihe Yi

A numerical model for the platelet heat-pipe-cooled leading edge of hypersonic vehicle Original Research Article
Pages 210-217
Hongpeng Liu, Weiqiang Liu

GEO objects spatial density and collision probability in the Earth-centered Earth-fixed (ECEF) coordinate system Original Research Article
Pages 218-223
Wang Dongfang, Pang Baojun, Xiao Weike, Peng Keke

A spaceborne, pulsed UV laser system for re-entering or nudging LEO debris, and re-orbiting GEO debris Original Research Article
Pages 224-236
Claude R. Phipps, Christophe Bonnal

Online trajectory planning and guidance for reusable launch vehicles in the terminal area Original Research Article
Pages 237-245
Xue-Jing Lan, Lei Liu, Yong-Ji Wang

Mars solar conjunction prediction modeling Original Research Article
Pages 246-250
Vineet K. Srivastava, Jai Kumar, Shivali Kulshrestha, Badam Singh Kushvah

Optimal low-thrust trajectories for nuclear and solar electric propulsion Original Research Article
Pages 251-261
G. Genta, P.F. Maffione

Navier–Stokes predictions of dynamic stability derivatives for air-breathing hypersonic vehicle Original Research Article
Pages 262-285
Xu Liu, Wei Liu, Yunfei Zhao

An ESA roadmap for geobiology in space exploration
Pages 286-295
Claire R Cousins, Charles S Cockell, the Geobiology in Space Exploration Topical Team

Mission analysis for the ion beam deflection of fictitious asteroid 2015 PDC Original Research Article
Pages 296-307
Claudio Bombardelli, Davide Amato, Juan Luis Cano

MicroASC instrument onboard Juno spacecraft utilizing inertially controlled imaging Original Research Article
Pages 308-315
David Arge Klevang Pedersen, Andreas Härstedt Jørgensen, Mathias Benn, Troelz Denver, Peter Siegbjørn Jørgensen, Jonas Bækby Bjarnø, Alessandro Massaro, John Leif Jørgensen

Experimental research on tape spring supported space inflatable structures Original Research Article
Pages 316-328
Andrew J. Cook, Scott J.I. Walker

IAA Acta Astronautica Papers 2015

IAA Acta Astronautica, Journal of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
Volume 117 , Pages 1-510, December 2015

A new generation of ultra-sensitive electrostatic accelerometers for GRACE Follow-on and towards the next generation gravity missions Original Research Article
Pages 1-7
B. Christophe, D. Boulanger, B. Foulon, P.-A. Huynh, V. Lebat, F. Liorzou, E. Perrot

Skip entry guidance using numerical predictor–corrector and patched corridor Original Research Article
Pages 8-18
Zong-Fu Luo, Hong-Bo Zhang, Guo-Jian Tang

Vision-based localization for on-orbit servicing of a partially cooperative satellite Original Research Article
Pages 19-37
Nassir W. Oumer, Giorgio Panin, Quirin Mülbauer, Anastasia Tseneklidou

Assessment of the commercial viability of selected options for on-orbit servicing (OOS) Original Research Article
Pages 38-48
Andrew Robert Graham, Jennifer Kingston

Experimental verification of an innovative debris detector
Original Research Article
Pages 49-54
Waldemar Bauer, Oliver Romberg, Robin Putzar

Tethered actuator for vibration control of space structures Original Research Article
Pages 55-63
H.A. Fujii, Y. Sugimoto, T. Watanabe, T. Kusagaya

IAA multilingual space dictionary, current status and future prospects Original Research Article
Pages 64-72
Tetsuo Yoshimitsu, Susan McKenna-Lawlor, Danielle Candel, Keiken Ninomiya, Jean-Michel Contant

UWE-3, in-orbit performance and lessons learned of a modular and flexible satellite bus for future pico-satellite formations Original Research Article
Pages 73-89
S. Busch, P. Bangert, S. Dombrovski, K. Schilling

The large-amplitude combustion oscillation in a single-side expansion scramjet combustor
Original Research Article
Pages 90-98
Hao Ouyang, Weidong Liu, Mingbo Sun

Sample Canister Capture Mechanism for Mars Sample Return: Functional and environmental test of the elegant breadboard model Original Research Article
Pages 99-115
R. Carta, D. Filippetto, M. Lavagna, F. Mailland, P. Falkner, J. Larranaga

Lunar far side surface navigation using Linked Autonomous Interplanetary Satellite Orbit Navigation (LiAISON) Original Research Article
Pages 116-129
Siamak G. Hesar, Jeffrey S. Parker, Jason M. Leonard, Ryan M. McGranaghan, George H. Born

Study of thermal throat of RBCC combustor based on one-dimensional analysis Original Research Article
Pages 130-141
Ya-jun Wang, Jiang Li, Fei Qin, Guo-qiang He, Lei Shi

Mixing augmentation induced by the interaction between the oblique shock wave and a sonic hydrogen jet in supersonic flows Original Research Article
Pages 142-152
Wei Huang, Jian-guo Tan, Jun Liu, Li Yan

Sol–gel hybrid materials for aerospace applications: Chemical characterization and comparative investigation of the magnetic properties
Original Research Article
Pages 153-162
Michelina Catauro, Maria Cristina Mozzati, Flavia Bollino

Asteroid Redirect Mission concept: A bold approach for utilizing space resources
Original Research Article
Pages 163-171
Daniel D. Mazanek, Raymond G. Merrill, John R. Brophy, Robert P. Mueller

Common benefit from a perspective of “Non-traditional Partners”: A proposed agenda to address the status quo in Global Space Governance Original Research Article
Pages 172-183
Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty

A testbed for visual based navigation and control during space rendezvous operations
Original Research Article
Pages 184-196
Marco Sabatini, Giovanni B. Palmerini, Paolo Gasbarri

Wall modeled large eddy simulation of supersonic flow physics over compression–expansion ramp Original Research Article
Pages 197-208
Ebrahim Goshtasbi Rad, Seyed Mahmood Mousavi

Rapid maneuvering of multi-body dynamic systems with optimal motion compensation Original Research Article
Pages 209-221
B. Bishop, R. Gargano, A. Sears, M. Karpenko

Dynamics of multi-tethered pyramidal satellite formation Original Research Article
Pages 222-230
D. Alary, K. Andreev, P. Boyko, E. Ivanova, D. Pritykin, V. Sidorenko, C. Tourneur, D. Yarotsky

Space exploration with a solar sail coated by materials that undergo thermal desorption Original Research Article
Pages 231-237
Roman Ya. Kezerashvili

CEPHEUS, a multi-project satellite for technology qualification Original Research Article
Pages 238-242
José M. Quero, Laura León, Daniel Martínez, Javier Brey, Mar Jiménez, José M. Moreno, Manuel Rodríguez, Cristóbal Nieto, Pedro Castro, Ignacio Yagüe, Antonio Sánchez, Demetrio López, Carlos Leyva, Natividad Ramos

On-line reentry guidance algorithm with both path and no-fly zone constraints Original Research Article
Pages 243-253
Da Zhang, Lei Liu, Yongji Wang

Parameter estimation of a three-axis spacecraft simulator using recursive least-squares approach with tracking differentiator and Extended Kalman Filter Original Research Article
Pages 254-262
Zheyao Xu, Naiming Qi, Yukun Chen

GPS/Galileo navigation in GTO/GEO orbit Original Research Article
Pages 263-276
François-Xavier Marmet, Jerome Maureau, Massimiliano Calaprice, Jean Paul Aguttes

Active debris removal: Aspects of trajectories, communication and illumination during final approach Original Research Article
Pages 277-295
J.A.F. Deloo, E. Mooij

Experimental investigation on the onset of thermo-acoustic instability of supercritical hydrocarbon fuel flowing in a small-scale channel Original Research Article
Pages 296-304
Hui Wang, Jin Zhou, Yu Pan, Ning Wang

Numerical exploration of mixing and combustion in ethylene fueled scramjet combustor Original Research Article
Pages 305-318
Malsur Dharavath, P. Manna, Debasis Chakraborty

Fission thrust sail as booster for high Δv fusion based propulsion
Original Research Article
Pages 319-331
Frederik Ceyssens, Kristof Wouters, Maarten Driesen

Single-satellite global positioning system Original Research Article
Pages 332-337
Alexander V. Bagrov, Vladislav A. Leonov, Alexander S. Mitkin, Alexander F. Nasyrov, Andreu D. Ponomarenko, Konstantin M. Pichkhadze, Valentin K. Sysoev

Accumulation of errors in numerical simulations of chemically reacting gas dynamics Original Research Article
Pages 338-355
N.N. Smirnov, V.B. Betelin, V.F. Nikitin, L.I. Stamov, D.I. Altoukhov

Priorities in national space strategies and governance of the member states of the European Space Agency Original Research Article
Pages 356-367
Maarten Adriaensen, Christina Giannopapa, Daniel Sagath, Anastasia Papastefanou

Effect of cavity configuration on kerosene spark ignition in a scramjet combustor at Ma 4.5 flight condition Review Article
Pages 368-375
Heng Bao, Jin Zhou, Yu Pan

Numerical and experimental study on flame structure characteristics in a supersonic combustor with dual-cavity Original Research Article
Pages 376-389
Yixin Yang, Zhenguo Wang, Mingbo Sun, Hongbo Wang, Li Li

Tethered satellite system control using electromagnetic forces and reaction wheels
Original Research Article
Pages 390-401
Mohammad Amin Alandi Hallaj, Nima Assadian

Effects of wind velocity on slant path rain-attenuation for satellite application in Malaysia
Original Research Article
Pages 402-407
Ali Kadhim Lwas, Md. Rafiqul Islam, Mohamed Hadi Habaebi, Singh Jit Mandeep, Ahmad Fadzil Ismail, Alhareth Zyoud

Quantum mechanics calculation of catalytic properties of a copper sensor for prediction of flow characteristics in plasmatron Original Research Article
Pages 408-413
V.L. Kovalev, A.A. Kroupnov, А.S. Vetchinkin

Tilted wheel satellite attitude control with air-bearing table experimental results
Original Research Article
Pages 414-429
Lawrence O. Inumoh, Jason L. Forshaw, Nadjim M. Horri

A thermal control surface for the Solar Orbiter Original Research Article
Pages 430-439
Kevin A.J. Doherty, James G. Carton, Andrew Norman, Terry McCaul, Barry Twomey, Kenneth T. Stanton

Investigation on flow and mixing characteristics of supersonic mixing layer induced by forced vibration of cantilever Original Research Article
Pages 440-449
Dongdong Zhang, Jianguo Tan, Liang Lv

Body-fixed orbit-attitude hovering control over an asteroid using non-canonical Hamiltonian structure Original Research Article
Pages 450-468
Yue Wang, Shijie Xu

Development of a nanosatellite de-orbiting system by reliability based design optimization Original Research Article
Pages 469-483
Melike Nikbay, Pınar Acar, Alim Rüstem Aslan

Thermocapillary bubble flow and coalescence in a rotating cylinder: A 3D study
Original Research Article
Pages 484-496
Yousuf Alhendal, A. Turan, M. Al-mazidi

A study on fabrication of monolithic lightweight composite electronic housing for space application Original Research Article
Pages 497-509
T.S. Jang, J. Rhee, J.K. Seo

Acta Astronautica, Journal of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
Volume 116 , Pages 1-408, November–December 2015

INVERITAS: A facility for hardware-in-the-loop long distance movement simulation for rendezvous and capture of satellites and other autonomous objects Original Research Article
Pages 1-24
J. Paul, A. Dettmann, B. Girault, J. Hilljegerdes, F. Kirchner, I. Ahrns, J. Sommer

Solar sail Lyapunov and Halo orbits in the Earth–Moon three-body problem Original Research Article
Pages 25-35
Jeannette Heiligers, Sander Hiddink, Ron Noomen, Colin R. McInnes

Triple shock configurations with negative angle of reflection Original Research Article
Pages 36-42
L.G. Gvozdeva, M.V. Silnikov, S.A. Gavrenkov

Electric solar wind sail optimal transit in the circular restricted three body problem
Original Research Article
Pages 43-49
Alessandro A. Quarta, Generoso Aliasi, Giovanni Mengali

European x-ray optics for next generation space observatories Original Research Article
Pages 50-55
Eric Wille, Marcos Bavdaz

Three dimensional CFD investigation of shock train structure in a supersonic nozzle Original Research Article
Pages 56-67
Reza Kamali, Seyed Mahmood Mousavi, Ali Reza Binesh

Fabrication technique and thermal insulation properties of micro- and nano-channeled polymer composites Original Research Article
Pages 68-73
Eric D. Schmid, David R. Salem

Choosing control parameters for three axis magnetic stabilization in orbital frame
Pages 74-77
M.Yu. Ovchinnikov, D.S. Roldugin, D.S. Ivanov, V.I. Penkov

Experimental results of a Terrain Relative Navigation algorithm using a simulated lunar scenario Original Research Article
Pages 78-92
Luigi Ansalone, Eleonora Grava, Fabio Curti

Numerical investigation on mixing and combustion of transverse hydrogen jet in a high-enthalpy supersonic crossflow Original Research Article
Pages 93-105
Chaoyang Liu, Zhenguo Wang, Hongbo Wang, Mingbo Sun

Global space workforce development: a model for partnership building and knowledge transfer to developing space-faring societies Original Research Article
Pages 106-116
Marlene M. MacLeish, Joseph O. Akinyede, Ronald J. White, Nandu Goswami, William A. Thomson

Large amplitude nonlinear vibration analysis of functionally graded Timoshenko beams with porosities Original Research Article
Pages 117-125
Farzad Ebrahimi, Majid Zia

Improving the wear properties of AZ31 magnesium alloy under vacuum low-temperature condition by plasma electrolytic oxidation coating Original Research Article
Pages 126-131
Hang Li, Songtao Lu, Wei Qin, Lu Han, Xiaohong Wu

Thrust augmentation optimization through supersonic after-burning in scramjet engine nozzles via surrogate-assisted evolutionary algorithms
Original Research Article
Pages 132-147
M.J. Candon, H. Ogawa

Abort recovery strategy for future vertical landing systems
Original Research Article
Pages 148-153
Toyonori Kobayakawa, Hiroshi Kawato, Kazunori Mochizuki, Noboru Sakamoto, Yuuta Habaguchi

Multi-objective optimization of zero propellant maneuver using hybrid programming Original Research Article
Pages 154-160
Qian Zhao, Haibing Huang

Reconsidering macro-artefacts in SETI searches Original Research Article
Pages 161-165
Morris Jones

Second generation EmDrive propulsion applied to SSTO launcher and interstellar probe Original Research Article
Pages 166-174
Roger Shawyer

Solar electric propulsion orbital debris ferry, vehicle concept and reference mission Original Research Article
Pages 175-185
Matthew Duchek, John Abrams, Samantha Infeld, Steve Jolly, Michael Drews, Jesse Hopkins

Feasibility study of GNSS as navigation system to reach the Moon Original Research Article
Pages 186-201
Vincenzo Capuano, Cyril Botteron, Jérôme Leclère, Jia Tian, Yanguang Wang, Pierre- André Farine

A novel approach to activate deep spinal muscles in space—Results of a biomechanical model Original Research Article
Pages 202-210
Lukas Lindenroth, Nick Caplan, Dorothée Debuse, Sauro Emerick Salomoni, Simon Evetts, Tobias Weber

In-flight performance of the Van Allen Probes RF telecommunications system Original Research Article
Pages 211-221
Dipak K. Srinivasan, Norm Adams, Robert Wallis

An engineering model to describe fragments clouds propagating inside spacecraft in consequence of space debris impact on sandwich panel structures Original Research Article
Pages 222-228
A. Francesconi, C. Giacomuzzo, F. Feltrin, A. Antonello, L. Savioli

How can we increase the accuracy of determination of spacecraft׳s lifetime? Original Research Article
Pages 229-236
A.I. Nazarenko

Speed and/or inclination-dependent mobilization of human leg muscles during walking with a unique exception Original Research Article
Pages 237-246
Takashi Ohira, Hirooki Okabe, Fuminori Kawano, Ryo Fujita, Tomotaka Ohira, Kazutaka Ohira, Yoshihiko Oke, Naoya Nakai, Roland R. Roy, Victor R. Edgerton, Yoshinobu Ohira

Isolation and characterization of enzyme-producing bacteria of the silkworm larval gut in bioregenerative life support system Original Research Article
Pages 247-253
Xue Liang, Yuming Fu, Hong Liu

Fault-tolerant attitude control of magneto-Coulombic satellites Original Research Article
Pages 254-270
Dipak Kumar Giri, Manoranjan Sinha, Krishna D. Kumar

Interplanetary parking method and its applications Original Research Article
Pages 271-281
Toshinori Ikenaga, Masayoshi Utashima, Nobuaki Ishii, Yasuhiro Kawakatsu, Makoto Yoshikawa

Study of gas separation by the means of high-frequency membrane oscillations Original Research Article
Pages 282-285
Valery Kovalev, Artem Yakunchikov, Vasiliy Kosiantchouk

Impact of shear stress and simulated microgravity on osteocytes using a new rotation cell culture device Original Research Article
Pages 286-298
Xiao Yang, Lian-Wen Sun, Xin-Tong Wu, Meng Liang, Yu-Bo Fan

A realistic concept of a manned Mars mission with nuclear–electric propulsion Original Research Article
Pages 299-306
H.W. Loeb, V.G. Petukhov, G.A. Popov, A.I. Mogulkin

The features of constellations׳ formation and replenishment at near circular orbits in non-central gravity fields Original Research Article
Pages 307-317
Andrey A. Baranov, Dmitriy A. Grishko, Vera I. Mayorova

Optimization of micro single dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuator models based on experimental velocity and body force fields Original Research Article
Pages 318-332
E. Pescini, D.S. Martínez, M.G. De Giorgi, A. Ficarella

Unified kinematic framework for a non-nominal Euler axis/angle rotation Original Research Article
Pages 333-338
E.L. de Angelis, F. Giulietti

Analytical study of microsatellite attitude determination algorithms
Original Research Article
Pages 339-348
D. Ivanov, M. Ovchinnikov, N. Ivlev, S. Karpenko

Uniform rotations of tethered system connected to a moon surface Original Research Article
Pages 349-354
Alexander A. Burov, Anna D. Guerman, Ivan I. Kosenko

Flat-spin recovery of spinning satellites by an equatorial torque
Original Research Article
Pages 355-367
Frank L. Janssens, Jozef C. van der Ha

Impact on mission design due to collision avoidance operations based on TLE or CSM information Original Research Article
Pages 368-381
Noelia Sánchez-Ortiz, Raúl Domínguez-González, Holger Krag, Tim Flohrer

Project of a multibeam UHF receiver to improve survey capabilities Original Research Article
Pages 382-386
Stelio Montebugnoli, Claudio Bortolotti, Germano Bianchi, Jader Monari, Claudio Maccone, Federico Perini, Mauro Roma, Marco Schiaffino

A possible spontaneous generation of silicon utilizing minimal containers as precursors of life in the cosmos Original Research Article
Pages 387-393
Satadal Das

Convergent evolution and the search for biosignatures within the solar system and beyond
Original Research Article
Pages 394-402
Claudio L. Flores Martinez

Beyond an anthropomorphic template Original Research Article
Pages 403-407
John Elliott

Acta Astronautica, Journal of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
Volume 115 , Pages 1-462, October–November 2015

Optimized control for longitudinal slip ratio with reduced energy consumption Original Research Article
Pages 1-17
Haibo Gao, Kerui Xia, Liang Ding, Zongquan Deng, Zhen Liu, Guangjun Liu

A one meter class eye for the PLAnetary Transit and Oscillation spacecraft Original Research Article
Pages 18-23
Roberto Ragazzoni, Heike Rauer, Claude Catala, Demetrio Magrin, Daniele Piazza, Isabella Pagano, Valerio Nascimbeni, Giampaolo Piotto, Pierre Bodin, Patrick Levacher, Jacopo Farinato, Valentina Viotto, Maria Bergomi, Marco Dima, Luca Marafatto, Matteo Munari, Mauro Ghigo, Stefano Basso, Francesco Borsa, Daniele Spiga, Gisbert Peter, Ana Heras, Philippe Gondoin

Drag reduction mechanism induced by a combinational opposing jet and spike concept in supersonic flows Original Research Article
Pages 24-31
Wei Huang, Jun Liu, Zhi-xun Xia

Fast adaptive pose tracking control for satellites via dual quaternion upon non-certainty equivalence principle Original Research Article
Pages 32-39
Dongeun Seo

High resolution numerical simulation of triple point collision and origin of unburned gas pockets in turbulent detonations Original Research Article
Pages 40-51
Yasser Mahmoudi, Kiumars Mazaheri

Composite structures with gradient of permeability to be used in heat pipes under microgravity Original Research Article
Pages 52-57
A.G. Kostornov, A.L. Moroz, A.A. Shapoval, O. Kabov, P. Strizhak, J.C. Legros

Optimal frame geometry of spacecraft seat based on multi-body dynamics modelling Original Research Article
Pages 58-70
Ali Akbar Pasha Zanoosi, Mohammadreza Mallakzadeh, Reza Kalantarinejad

Exploiting lunisolar perturbations using the grazing method: An orbit control strategy for a satellite in a critically inclined highly eccentric orbit around the Earth
Original Research Article
Pages 71-81
Matthew Bourassa, Bruce Burlton, Fred Afagh, Rob Langlois

Radiation heat transfer in particle-laden gaseous flame: Flame acceleration and triggering detonation Original Research Article
Pages 82-93
M.A. Liberman, M.F. Ivanov, A.D. Kiverin

Combustion onset in non-uniform dispersed mixtures Original Research Article
Pages 94-101
Nickolay N. Smirnov, Valeriy F. Nikitin, Vladislav R. Dushin, Yurii G. Filippov, Valentina A. Nerchenko, Javad Khadem

Variable-time-domain neighboring optimal guidance applied to space trajectories Original Research Article
Pages 102-120
Mauro Pontani, Giampaolo Cecchetti, Paolo Teofilatto

Lessons learned from the dynamical behaviour of orbiting satellites Review Article
Pages 121-137
Jozef C. van der Ha

Form influences function: Anthropometry and orthostatic stability during sustained acceleration in a short arm human centrifuge Original Research Article
Pages 138-146
Michael Nordine, Martina Anna Maggioni, Alexander Stahn, Stefan Mendt, Katharina Brauns, Hanns-Christian Gunga, Helmut Habazettl, Andrea Nitsche, Oliver Opatz

Model-Based Systems Engineering approach for the development of the science processing and operations center of the NASA OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission Original Research Article
Pages 147-159
Daniel R. Wibben, Roberto Furfaro

The economics of space debris: Estimating the costs and benefits of debris mitigation Original Research Article
Pages 160-164
Molly K. Macauley

Understanding the effects of spaceflight on head–trunk coordination during walking and obstacle avoidance
Original Research Article
Pages 165-172
S. Madansingh, J.J. Bloomberg

Space and Open Innovation: Potential, limitations and conditions of success Original Research Article
Pages 173-184
Magni Johannsson, Anne Wen, Benjamin Kraetzig, Dan Cohen, Dapeng Liu, Hao Liu, Hilda Palencia, Hugo Wagner, Ian Stotesbury, Jaroslaw Jaworski, Julien Tallineau, Karima Laïb, Louis-Etienne Dubois, Mark Lander, Matthew Claude, Matthew Shouppe, Michael Gallagher, Mitchell Brogan, Natalia Larrea Brito, Philippe Cyr, Rory Ewing, Sebastian Davis Marcu, Silje Bareksten, M.N. Suma, U. Sreerekha, Tanay Sharma, Tiantian Li, Wei Yang, Wensheng Chen, William Ricard, William van Meerbeeck, Yang Cui, Zac Trolley, Zhigang Zhao

What is in a name? Perceived identity, classification, philosophy, and implied duty of the ‘astronaut’ Original Research Article
Pages 185-194
Sara Langston, Sarah Jane Pell

Spaceship Earth. Space-driven technologies and systems for sustainability on ground
Original Research Article
Pages 195-205
Alberto Giovanni Castiglioni, Masoud Bozorg Bigdeli, Cristina Palamini, Diego Martinoia, Ludovica Frezza, Beatrice Matassini, Davide Pizzocri, Mauro Massari

Development of wind measurement systems for future space missions
Original Research Article
Pages 206-217
Gordon G. Shepherd

Pressure sensing for in-suit measurement of space suited biomechanics Original Research Article
Pages 218-225
Allison P. Anderson, Dava J. Newman

Trajectory design for bounded motion near uncertain binary systems comprised of small irregular bodies exploiting sliding control modes Original Research Article
Pages 226-240
Loic Chappaz, Kathleen C. Howell

Rocketry Mentors, Rocketry Practitioners and Unique Space Pioneers
Original Research Article
Pages 241-246
Charles A. Lundquist

Thermal design and analysis of a nanosatellite in low earth orbit
Original Research Article
Pages 247-261
S. Corpino, M. Caldera, F. Nichele, M. Masoero, N. Viola

Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment mission Original Research Article
Pages 262-269
A.F. Cheng, J. Atchison, B. Kantsiper, A.S. Rivkin, A. Stickle, C. Reed, A. Galvez, I. Carnelli, P. Michel, S. Ulamec

Pretension design for space deployable mesh reflectors under multi-uncertainty Original Research Article
Pages 270-276
Hanqing Deng, Tuanjie Li, Zuowei Wang

Statistical Drake–Seager Equation for exoplanet and SETI searches Original Research Article
Pages 277-285
Claudio Maccone

Evo-SETI Entropy identifies with Molecular Clock Original Research Article
Pages 286-290
Claudio Maccone

Position-based visual servo control of autonomous robotic manipulators Original Research Article
Pages 291-302
Gangqi Dong, Z.H. Zhu

Fixed-time control for spacecraft attitude tracking based on quaternion
Original Research Article
Pages 303-313
Jiwei Gao, Yuanli Cai

Finite element simulation of buckling-induced failure of carbon fibre-reinforced laminated composite panels embedded with damage zones Original Research Article
Pages 314-329
Umar Farooq, Peter Myler

Indirect measurement method of inner wall temperature of scramjet with a state observer
Original Research Article
Pages 330-337
Cong Zhang, Jiang Qin, Qingchun Yang, Silong Zhang, Juntao Chang, Wen Bao

Performances of a small hypersonic airplane (HyPlane) Original Research Article
Pages 338-348
Raffaele Savino, Gennaro Russo, Vera D’Oriano, Michele Visone, Manuela Battipede, Piero Gili

Development of cooperative communication techniques for a network of small satellites and CubeSats in deep space: The SOLARA/SARA test case Original Research Article
Pages 349-355
Alessandra Babuscia, Kar-Ming Cheung, Dariush Divsalar, Charles Lee

Effects of oblique and transverse injection on the characteristics of jet in supersonic crossflow
Original Research Article
Pages 356-366
Yujie Zhang, Weidong Liu, Bo Wang

Low-complexity code tracking loop with multipath diversity for GNSS over multipath fading channels Original Research Article
Pages 367-375
Yating Wu, Y.S. Zhu, S.H. Leung, W.K. Wong, Tao Wang

Performance model for space-based laser debris sweepers Original Research Article
Pages 376-383
Manuel Schmitz, Stefanos Fasoulas, Jens Utzmann

Toward open source CubeSat design Original Research Article
Pages 384-392
Artur Scholz, Jer-Nan Juang

Some characteristics of Coronal Mass Ejections associated with Prominence Eruptions Original Research Article
Pages 393-399
Nishant Mittal, Joginder Sharma, Vijay Garg

Hypervelocity impact of a pressurized vessel: Comparison of ballistic limit equation predictions with test data and rupture limit equation development
Original Research Article
Pages 400-406
William P. Schonberg, J.Martin Ratliff

Incremental planning of multi-gravity assist trajectories Original Research Article
Pages 407-421
Massimiliano Vasile, Juan Manuel Romero Martin, Luca Masi, Edmondo Minisci, Richard Epenoy, Vincent Martinot, Jordi Fontdecaba Baig

Numerical study of shock wave interaction on transverse jets through multiport injector arrays in supersonic crossflow Original Research Article
Pages 422-433
M. Barzegar Gerdroodbary, D.D. Ganji, Y. Amini

Rosetta operations at the comet Original Research Article
Pages 434-441
Andrea Accomazzo, Paolo Ferri, Sylvain Lodiot, Jose-Luis Pellon-Bailon, Armelle Hubault, Roberto Porta, Jakub Urbanek, Ritchie Kay, Matthias Eiblmaier, Tiago Francisco

Communications satellites: Time expanded graph exploration of a tradespace of architectures
Original Research Article
Pages 442-451
Peter Davison, Demetrios Kellari, Edward F. Crawley, Bruce G. Cameron

High-resolution mapping of lunar polar hydrogen with a low-resource orbital mission Original Research Article
Pages 452-462
David J. Lawrence, Richard S. Miller, Martin T. Ozimek, Patrick N. Peplowski, Christopher J. Scott

IAA Acta Astronautica Instructions for Guest Editors of Special Issues
As of June 2013

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IAA Acta Astronautica Table of Potential Special Issues in Preparation

Examples of Past Potential Special Issues in Preparation:


SI – Special Issue expected on Planetary Defense
Origin from IAA Symposium:               3rd IAA Planetary Defense Conference, Flagstaff, AZ, USA
Date of the event:                              April 15-19, 2013
Total Number Papers at Symposium:   150
Name of the Guest Editor:                   William Ailor and Richard Tremayne-Smith
Status appointmt-contact JS Chern:     TBD
Target date for publication:                 September 2013
Number of papers to be selected:        15
Comments: No budgeted extra-reprint


SI – Special Issue expected on Future Space Exploration
Origin from IAA Symposium:               8th IAA Symposium on the Future of Space Exploration: Towards the Stars, Turin, Italy
Date of the event:                              July 03-05, 2013
Total Number Papers at Symposium:   TBD
Name of the Guest Editor:                   Giancarlo Genta
Status appointmt-contact JS Chern:     TBD
Target date for publication:                 October 2013
Number of papers to be selected:        15
Comments: No budgeted extra-reprint

SI – Special Issue expected on Humans in Space
Origin from IAA Symposium:               19th IAA Humans in Space Symposium, Cologne, Germany
Date of the event:                              July 07-12, 2013
Total Number Papers at Symposium:   TBC
Name of the Guest Editor:                   Rupert Gerzer
Status appointmt-contact JS Chern:     TBD
Target date for publication:                 October 2013
Number of papers to be selected:        TBC
Comments: No budgeted extra-reprint

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