International Journal of Space Science and Engineering

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Editor in Chief: Prof. George Z.H. Zhu
ISSN online: 2048-8467
ISSN print: 2048-8459
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IJSpaceSE publishes original and multidisciplinary research papers in all areas of space activities with special emphasis on space and planetary exploration, earth observation, mission analysis, spacecraft and payload design, navigation and control and related space technology. Subject areas include all the current fields of interest related to the above mentioned areas.


 Topics covered include

  • Space and planetary exploration
  • Planets and small bodies of the solar system
  • Space environment and radiation effects
  • Space plasmas in the solar system
  • Earth observation from space and data processing
  • Space mission analysis
  • Spacecraft and payload design
  • Small/micro/nano satellite systems
  • Space tether systems
  • Orbital dynamics, satellite attitude control, space debris
  • Space robotics
  • Space energy, power and propulsion
  • Space materials and structures
  • Space communication and on-board hardware design
  • Ground and space testing of space-borne instrumentation

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The objective of IJSpaceSE is to provide a comprehensive synthesis of the various branches of space science and engineering research. It aims to act as a forum to facilitate the exchange of information on the scientific and technology advances among scholars, academic and research institutions, industries and government space agencies.


Scientists, engineers, researchers, graduate students, educators, industrial professionals, government agencies and policy makers working in the field of space science and engineering


IJSpaceSE is a refereed international journal publishing original papers, review papers, experimental results, mission-in-progress, and trend-setting ideas in the area of space science and engineering. Papers should be of a quality that represents the state of the art in the field and future trends.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Zhu, George Z.H., York University, Canada

Associate Editors

  • D'Amico, Simone, Stanford University, USA
  • Gill, Eberhard, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Editorial Board Members

  • Fuhrhop, Keith R.P., Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, USA
  • Gao, Steven, University of Kent, UK
  • Jablonski, Alexander M., Canadian Space Agency, Canada
  • Kojima, Hirohisa, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
  • Low, Kay Soon, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Ma, Ou, New Mexico State University, USA
  • Ng, Alfred, Canadian Space Agency, Canada
  • Ovchinnikov, Mikhail, Keldysh Insitute of Applied Mathematics of RAS, Russian Federation
  • Seth, Raj, Sai Institute of Engineering and Technology, India
  • Sorensen, Trevor C., University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
  • Wang, Changqing, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  • Wu, Xiaofeng, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Yuvaraja, T., Channabasaveshwara Institute of Technology, India
  • Zabolotnov, Yuriy, Samara State Aerospace University, Russian Federation
  • Zhan, Xinqun, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Zheng, Gangtie, Tsinghua University, China


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