Journal of Small Satellites
Research, Technology, and Systems
Sponsored by Science and Technology Corporation (STC), in cooperation with the
Advanced Space Technologies Research & Engineering Center (ASTREC)

Published by A.Deepak Publishing (ADP)

Current Issue


Contents of Vol. 03, No. 01, July 2014
  • Peer Reviewed Articles
  • A Deployable Membrane Telescope Payload for CubeSats Michael E. Dearborn, Geoff P. Andersen, Olha Asmolova, Richard L. Balthazor, Matthew G. McHarg, Heather C. Nelson, Trey S. Quiller, Gabe R. Wilson, Thomas J. Harvey, and Thomas W. Murphey
    JoSS, Vol. 03, No. 01 (Jul 2014) pp. 253-264
    View / Download PDF 12 Pages (2530kb)
  • The Colorado Student Space Weather Experiment (CSSWE) On-Orbit Performance David Gerhardt, Scott E. Palo, Quintin Schiller, Lauren Blum, Xinlin Li, and Rick Kohnert
    JoSS, Vol. 03, No. 01 (Jul 2014) pp. 265-281
    View / Download PDF 17 Pages (8460kb)

Previous Issue


Contents of Vol. 02, No. 02, December 2013
  • Peer Reviewed Articles
  • Integrating Small Satellites into the United States’ K-12 STEM Education Discussion John D. Moore
    JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 02 (Dec 2013) pp. 201-211
    View / Download PDF 11 Pages (1970kb)
  • The First One Hundred CubeSats: A Statistical Look Michael Swartwout
    JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 02 (Dec 2013) pp. 213-233
    View / Download PDF 21 Pages (889kb)
  • Orbit Refinement with the STARE Telescope Lance M. Simms, Don Phillion, Wim De Vries, Vincent Riot, Brian J. Bauman and Darrell Carter
    JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 02 (Dec 2013) pp. 235-251
    View / Download PDF 17 Pages (3425kb)

Past Issues


Vol. 02, No. 01, July 2013
  • Feature Article
    Bringing Space to Main Street: A Legacy in Space Education - An Interview with Gil Moore Ravi A. Deepak, Taksha University (TU) and Journal of Small Satellites (JoSS)
    JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 01 (Jul 2013) pp. 75-78
    View / Download PDF 4 Pages (893kb)
  • Letter to the Editor
    CubeSats as Innovative Science Platforms P. Ehrenfreund, R. C. Quinn, and A. J. Ricco
    JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 01 (Jul 2013) pp. 79-81
    View / Download PDF 3 Pages (186kb)
  • Mission Risk Survey – A Call for Response from the Small Satellite Community Katharine Brumbaugh and E. Glenn Lightsey
    JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 01 (Jul 2013) pp. 83-84
    View / Download PDF 2 Pages (141kb)
  • Peer Reviewed Articles
  • Aerodynamic Stability for CubeSats at ISS Orbit Samir A. Rawashdeh and James E. Lumpp, Jr.
    JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 01 (Jul 2013) pp. 85-104
    View / Download PDF 20 Pages (2152kb)
  • Controller Gain-Tuning for a Small Spacecraft Attitude Tracking Maneuver Using a Genetic Algorithm Matthew C. Sorgenfrei, Sanjay S. Joshi, and Amit K. Sanyal
    JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 01 (Jul 2013) pp. 105-118
    View / Download PDF 14 Pages (1476kb)
  • Autonomous Ocean Current Geolocation from Orbit Nathalie Védie, David A. Spencer, Luke Walker, and Michael S. Veto
    JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 01 (Jul 2013) pp. 119-131
    View / Download PDF 14 Pages (2381kb)
  • Evaluation of a Commercial-Off-the-Shelf Fluxgate Magnetometer for Cube Sat Space Magnetometry Electdom Matandirotya, Robert R. Van Zyl, Daniel J. Gouws, and Elda F. Saunderson
    JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 01 (Jul 2013) pp. 133-146
    View / Download PDF 14 Pages (2147kb)
  • Application of Risk Management to University CubeSat Missions Katharine M. Brumbaugh and E. Glenn Lightsey
    JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 01 (Jul 2013) pp. 147-160
    View / Download PDF 14 Pages (1763kb)
  • Interplanetary CubeSats: Opening the Solar System to a Broad Community at Lower Cost Robert L. Staehle, Diana Blaney, Hamid Hemmati, Dayton Jones, Andrew Klesh, Paulett Liewer, Joseph Lazio, Martin Wen-Yu Lo, Pantazis Mouroulis, Neil Murphy, Paula J. Pingree, Thor Wilson, Brian Anderson, C. Channing Chow II, Bruce Betts, Louis Friedman, Jordi Puig- Suari, Austin Williams, and Tomas Svitek
    JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 01 (Jul 2013) pp. 161-186
    View / Download PDF 26 Pages (3551kb)
  • Link Analysis Methodology for Secondary Payloads Sarah E. Walker, Jenny R. Kelly, and David A. Spencer
    JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 01 (Jul 2013) pp. 187-200
    View / Download PDF 14 Pages (2410kb)

Vol. 01, No. 02, October 2012
  • Letter to the Editor
    Space Access: Still the Major Issue for the Small Satellite Community Kirk Woellert, Aerospace Consultant, Washington, D.C.
    JoSS, Vol. 01, No. 02 (Oct 2012) pp. 45-47
    First Page / PDF 3 Pages (199kb)
  • Peer Reviewed Articles
  • FASTRAC Early Flight Results Sebastián Muñoz, Richard W. Hornbuckle, and E. Glenn Lightsey, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin
    JoSS, Vol. 01, No. 02 (Oct 2012) pp. 49-61
    Abstract & First Page / Full Text PDF 13 Pages (2119kb)
  • Development of A Modular, Cold Gas Propulsion System for Small Satellite Applications Steven Arestie, E. Glenn Lightsey, Brian Hudson, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin
    JoSS, Vol. 01, No. 02 (Oct 2012) pp. 63-74
    Abstract & First Page / Full Text PDF 12 Pages (1959kb)

Past Issue


Vol. 01, No. 01, January 2012
  • Foreword
    Welcoming Remarks
    Dr. Adarsh Deepak, Managing Editor, Journal of Small Satellites (JoSS)
    JoSS, Vol. 01, Issue 01 (Jan 2012) pp. 1-2 PDF 2 Pages (63kb)
  • Feature Article
    Thinking Outside the Box: Space Science Beyond the CubeSat Ravi A. Deepak, Taksha University and Robert J. Twiggs, Morehead State University
    JoSS, Vol. 01, Issue 01 (Jan 2012) pp. 3-6
    Abstract & First Page / Full Text PDF 4 Pages (592kb)
  • Peer Reviewed Articles
  • Using a Balloon Flight for End-to-End Testing of a Nanosatellite Mission Stephen Horan, Robert Hull, and Lawrence Alvarez, R. Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Mexico State University
    JoSS, Vol. 01, Issue 01 (Jan 2012) pp. 7-16
    Abstract & First Page / Full Text PDF 9 Pages (412kb)
  • Limitations of Hyperspectral Earth Observation on Small Satellites Alberto G. Villafranca, Jordi Corbera, Francisco Martin, and Juan Fernando Marchan, Programa Català d’Observació de la Terra, Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya (PCOT/ICC)
    JoSS, Vol. 01, Issue 01 (Jan 2012) pp. 17-24
    Abstract & First Page / Full Text PDF 8 Pages (581kb)
  • Design, Development and Test of Engineering Models of Tethered Nanosatellites to Observe the Solar Corona S. Chiesa, V. Chille, S. Corpino, A. Rougier, F. Stesina, and Nicole Viola
    Politecnico di Torino
    JoSS, Vol. 01, Issue 01 (Jan 2012) pp. 25-35
    Abstract & First Page / Full Text PDF 11 Pages (1.0mb)

Founding Editor-in-Chief:

Norman Fitz-Coy, Ph.D. (University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA)

Founding Associate Editors-in-Chief:

William Edmonson, Ph.D. (National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, Virginia, USA)
Marcello Romano, Ph.D. (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, USA)
Jordi Puig-Suari, Ph.D. (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California, USA)

Founding Managing Editors:

Adarsh Deepak, Ph.D. (JoSS, Hampton, Virginia, USA)
Paul D. Try, Ph.D. (JoSS, Hampton, Virginia, USA)

Founding Technical Area Editors (TAEs)
Founding Technical Area Editors (Listed by Topics)

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