Special Issue "Innovative Space Mission Analysis and Design for Space Sciences, Earth Observation, Global Change, Space Weather"
A special issue of Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: space technologies; optics; structures; thermal design; structure dynamics; tribology; mission design; space sciences; Earth observation; astrodynamics
Space science research is having a major impact on our daily lives and can provide a solid framework for global cooperation. Recent advances in space science and technology are often enabled by the adoption of new technology. In some instances, this is where the technology has been invented, but more usually it is adopted from another scientific or industrial area of application. The adoption of new technology typically occurs via one of two processes. The more usual is incremental progress by a series of small improvements, but occasionally this process is disruptive, where a new technology completely replaces an older one.
Therefore, we invite papers either addressing these new technologies, new payloads, innovative design, thermal control developments, unconventional mission orbits, cluster of satellites, formation flying, innovative platform, or in the general area of innovative space mission design and analysis for space sciences (solar system, exoplanets, astrophysics, fundamental physics, plasma physics), earth observation, global change, space weather.
This Special Issue will focus on novel concepts, technologies necessary to enable new spacecraft or mission concepts with higher performances, higher power demand, lower mass and cost; this issue will also cover trends in commercial satellite remote sensing: better resolution, increased accuracy, more bandwidth, and greater coverage of the Earth—in far-shorter time from click to customer, disruptive technologies for remote sensing, super-spectral and hyperspectral payloads, the performance of sensors and the underlying technologies, significant improvements in such areas as miniaturization, power reduction. It will also focus on improving payload (radiometric and spectral parameters, spatial resolution, swath, polarization) and solutions for stable and large optomechanical elements and systems (e.g., lightweight telescope mirrors), new focal planes, improved wave front error, line of sight control, high performance actuators, on-board image processing, data fusion integration with new generation Automatic Identification Systems (AIS).
New developments in astrophysics including future multi-messenger observations could also be covered.
Prof. Pierre Rochus
Manuscript Submission Information
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Instrumentation, instrument technologies, photometers; polarimeters; spectrographs; telescopes, lightweight telescope mirrors, radiometric and spectral parameters, spatial resolution, swath, multispectral filters, increased swath and resolution, technologies for super-spectral and hyperspectral imaging, innovative LiDAR, on-board data processing, adaptive optics, very high resolution optical EO for LEO, high resolution optical EO for GEO/HEO, detectors, materials, high performance actuators, integrated multi-instrument, on-board payload data processing, on board data/image optimization and compression, advanced SAR, new generation Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), better resolution, increased accuracy, more bandwidth, and greater coverage of the Earth - in far-shorter time from click to customer, unconventional mission orbits, cluster of satellites, formation flying, cislunar dynamics, earth quasi-satellites, disposal orbits, third body effect, lunar orbits, space weather, suitable vantage points (Lagrange 1 and 5, earth trailing orbit around the sun as well as on earth orbiting satellites), innovative platform, miniaturization, power reduction, more capabilities into smaller packages, constellations of small satellites, Cubesats and other small space platforms, Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), multi-messenger astrophysics, new windows to the universe, exoplanet, dark matter, dark energy, gravitational waves.