The 3rd issue of the Journal of the Astronautical Sciences AMOS Conference Special Topic was published, showcasing selected papers from the 2020 AMOS Conference. Through the partnership between the American Astronautical Society’s (AAS) Space Surveillance Technical Committee (SSTC) and Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB), papers go through a peer review process to determine selection for publication in the Journal.

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 2020 Special Topic issue covers papers:

  • Real Time Deconvolution of Adaptive Optics Ground Based Telescope Imagery by Toby Sanders, Robert Hedges, Timothy Schulz, Melena Abijaoude, John Peters, Michael Steinbock, Anastacio Arreola and Timothy Holmes
  • Robust Initial Orbit Determination Using Streaks and Admissible Regions by Sam Wishnek, Marcus J. Holzinger, Patrick Handley, and Sue Hagerty
  • Radar and Optical Study of Defunct Geosynchronous Satellites by Conor J. Benson, Charles J. Naudet, Daniel J. Scheeres, Joseph S. Jao, Lawrence G. Snedeker, William H. Ryan, Eileen V. Ryan, Marc A. Silva, Jeffrey K. Lagrange, Scott H. Bryant, Philip C. Tsao, Dennis K. Lee, Umut Yildiz, and Huy D. Nguyen
  • Observation and Maneuver Detection for Cislunar Vehicles – Using Optical Measurements and the Optimal Control Based Estimator by Jesse A. Greaves and Daniel J. Scheeres
  • Surface Modification of Space Exposed Materials Induced by Low Energetic Proton Irradiation by Denise Keil, Frederic Seiz, Nils Bartels, Wolfgang Riede, Maciej Sznajder, Thomas Renger, and Tom Spröwitz
  • Optical Characterization of DebriSat Fragments in Support of Orbital Debris Environmental Models by Heather M. Cowardin, John M. Hostetler, James I. Murray, Jacqueline A. Reyes, and Corbin L. Cruz

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.

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