We are pleased to announce the winners of the Aerospace 2020 Best Paper Award. All papers published in Aerospace in 2020 were considered for this award. After a thorough evaluation of the originality and significance of the papers, their number of citations, and their number of downloads, the three winning papers, which were nominated by the journal’s Award Committee, were selected as follows:
A Review of Concepts, Benefits, and Challenges for Future Electrical Propulsion-Based Aircraft
By Smruti Sahoo, Xin Zhao and Konstantinos Kyprianidis
Aerospace 2020, 7(4), 44; DOI: 10.3390/aerospace7040044
U-Space Concept of Operations: A Key Enabler for Opening Airspace to Emerging Low-Altitude Operations
By Cristina Barrado, Mario Boyero, Luigi Brucculeri, Giancarlo Ferrara, Andrew Hately, Peter Hullah, David Martin-Marrero, Enric Pastor, Anthony Peter Rushton and Andreas Volkert
Aerospace 2020, 7(3), 24; DOI: 10.3390/aerospace7030024
Large Constellations of Small Satellites: A Survey of Near Future Challenges and Missions
By Giacomo Curzi, Dario Modenini and Paolo Tortora
Aerospace 2020, 7(9), 133; DOI: 10.3390/aerospace7090133
Each award will consist of a certificate and the chance to publish an additional paper, with all publication fees waived, in open access format in Aerospace after the standard peer review procedure.
Please join us in congratulating the winners of the Aerospace 2020 Best Paper Award. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our authors for your continued support of Aerospace.