The 2nd issue of the Journal of the Astronautical Sciences AMOS Conference Special Topic was published, combining papers from 2018 and 2019. This is a result of a partnership between the American Astronautical Society’s (AAS) Space Surveillance Technical Committee (SSTC) and Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB). Publication in the Journal is through a peer review process of papers selected from AMOS Conference 2017 and 2018.
The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences is an archival publication devoted to the sciences and technology of astronautics. Articles are published which present significant new results, important insights, or state of the art surveys in all areas of astrodynamics, celestial mechanics, atmospheric flight mechanics, navigation and guidance, and space related sciences.
The AMOS 2018-2019 Special Topic issue covers papers:
- Near Real Time Satellite Event Detection, Characterization, and Operational Assessment Via the Exploitation of Remote Photoacoustic Signatures by Justin Spurbeck, Moriba K. Jah, Daniel Kucharski, James C.S. Bennett, and James G. Webb.
- Spectral Performance Optimization of Small-Diameter Telescopes for Space Object Detection by Gregory P. Badura, Christopher R. Valenta, Brian Gunter, Luke Renegar, and Devin Wu.
- Optical Properties of Thermal Control Coatings after Exposure to 90 keV Electrons by Elena A. Plis, Daniel P. Engelhart, Russel Cooper, Dale Ferguson, Stephanie Schiefer, Ryan Hoffmann, Heather Cowardin, Miles Bengtson, and Jordan Maxwell.
- On-Orbit Observations of Conjuncting Space Objects Prior to the Time of Closest Approach by Robert Lauchie Scott, Stefan Thorsteinson, and Viqar Abbasi.
Papers are invited based on a technical review for their novel contribution to the state-of-the art in Space Situational Awareness (SSA), high quality of scholarship, potential for innovation and leadership, and/or if the paper shows promise for a change of direction in the way that stakeholders in the SSA community could improve their understanding of the situation in space. The AAS Space Surveillance Technical Committee looks for detailed and comprehensive research that merits visibility by an international journal.