JoSS Bulletin - October 2017


Welcoming New Technical Area Editors (TAEs) to the JoSS Corps of Experts
We are pleased to welcome new Technical Area Editors (TAEs) to our staff of experts! 

Chantal Cappelletti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Member of the International Academy of Astronautics  Chantal Cappelletti, Ph.D. joins us from the University of Brasilia, where she is actively involved in microsatellite design, manufacturing, and launching; biomedical research in space; and space debris.  Click  here  for more.

Mengu Cho, Ph.D. brings an interest in spacecraft environmental interaction to our expertise. After working at Kobe University in Japan and International
Mengu Cho, Ph.D.
Space University in France, he moved to Kyushu Institute of Technology  (KYUTECH) in 1996. Since  2004, he has been a Professor and also the Director of the Laboratory of Spacecraft Environment Interaction Engineering (LaSEINE) of KYUTECH, and s ince 2014, he has been a visiting professor of Nanyang Technological  University. Click here for more.

Kamran Turkoglu, Ph.D.
Kamran Turkoglu, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department  of Aerospace Engineering , at  San Jose State University (SJSU), CA USA . His current research focus is on nonlinear systems, consensus problems in multi-agent systems, optimization, real-time optimal guidance strategies, classical control theory, flight control systems, autonomous systems (including unmanned aircraft, aerial vehicles, self-driving cars and systems), battery control systems and time-delayed systems.  Click here for more.

Report on the 3rd COSPAR Symposium - 2017

Jong-Uk Park (James), Ph.D., Co-Chair, LOC, KASI, Korea
Young-deuk Park, Ph.D., Chair, SPC, KASI, Korea
The 3rd COSPAR Symposium, held on Jeju Island, South Korea, September 18-22, 2017, was a resounding success. Dedicated for the first time to "Small Satellites for Space Research" and  spanning most of the COSPAR Scientific Commission and Panel disciplines , the event provided an eye-opening learning experience, both scientifically and technologically. 

Keynote Speaker: Thomas Zurbuchen, Ph.D. Associate Administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate
Credits: NASA
The 362 attendees (140 from South Korea 
Plenary Speaker: David Klumpar, Ph.D., Montana State University, USA
and  222 f rom 36 other countries, including 72 from the USA) presented approximately 431 papers in oral and poster formats, providing an excellent overview of the current progress made, and spurring action for the innovative work that remains to be accomplished.  In addition, the social and cultural experience encountered during the sightseeing tours and at the gala dinner cultural show made it all the more enjoyable.

Jean-Louis Fellous, Ph.D., Chair, COSPAR Finance Committee, Netherlands
Traditional Korean dancers entertain at the 3rd COSPAR Symposium Gala Dinner

NASA Announces New Technology App Availability

The newest edition of our Technology Innovation app is now available for download in the iTunes and Google Play stores. This digital content can be viewed on iPhones, iPads, or Android platforms as well as on the web: 
Each issue of this publication features space technology innovators and project developments across NASA, highlighting the American inventors, entrepreneurs and application engineers who have transformed space exploration technologies into products that benefit the nation. Volume 17, Issue 3 focuses on Small Spacecraft technology development across the agency, including propulsion systems, the Mars Cube One demonstration as well as other commercial collaborations.
Request for Information (RFI): Possible NASA Astrophysics SmallSats
Response due: November 30, 2017
Through request for information (RFI) NNH17ZDA010L   NASA's Astrophysics Division seeks SmallSats mission concepts in two separate topic areas that could fulfill NASA astrophysics science goals as described in the 2014 NASA Science Plan .
Topic 1 ("Science Mission Concepts"), would capitalize on the creativity in the astrophysics community to envision compelling missions advancing compelling astrophysics science that can be realized involving small satellites (SmallSats) at a cost between that of Astrophysics CubeSats, which are currently solicited through the Astrophysics Research and Analysis (APRA) element of the Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) NASA Research Announcement, and Astrophysics Explorers Small Complete Missions, which are currently solicited as Astrophysics Explorers Missions of Opportunity.
Topic 2 ("Advanced Technology Concepts"), solicits ideas for advanced mission concepts advancing compelling astrophysics science and involving SmallSats for which significant investments in instrument and/or spacecraft technologies would be required. Advanced concept missions are defined to be beyond the horizon of near-term solicitations. Such mission concepts are not limited by cost but rather by their realization using small satellites.

Upcoming SmallSat Events
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NewSpace Europe: New Frontiers of Opportunity
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
November 16-17, 2017
Credit: Visit Luxembourg
As  the first space conference in Europe to focus solely on the newspace industry and the economic opportunity of space, NewSpace Europe will be h osted by  The Ministry of the Economy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg  in Luxembourg City on November 16-17, 2017. The conference  will center around the theme " New Frontiers of Opportunity, " highlighting the exponential growth of the space ecosystem, critical to creating a sustainable space economy across the world. Since 2006, this annual event brings together thought leaders from startups, established companies, government agencies, investors and tech innovators to explore the opportunities and challenges of opening the space frontier to human settlement. 

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DSI's 4th Space Resiliency Summit
Alexandria, Virginia USA
November 28-29, 2017

DSI's 4th Space Resiliency Summit, to convene at the Mary M. Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, VA, is designed as an educational and training "Town Hall" forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military services, defense agencies, and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. This year's summit will focus on technology and innovation needed to defend critical space assets against increasing and new threats.
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SPACECOM: Space Commerce Conference
Houston, Texas USA
December 5-7, 2017

SpaceCom 2017, hosted in Houston, Texas on December 5-7, 2017, will present a show floor and programs to explore the nexus between space innovation and industry, with focus on advance manufacturing, agribusiness, energy, maritime, medical, and aerospace industries. This three-day event is an exciting opportunity to interact with NASA and the commercial space industry to provide technology that helps fulfill their missions, to discover how to access the International Space Station (ISS) to study and build new products and services for your industry, to learn how the use of data from space satellites can drive new global commercial markets, etc. 

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4S Symposium
Sorrento, Italy
May 28 - June 1, 2018

Small satellites beyond boundaries  is the special topic of the 4S Symposium scheduled for 2018. Any contribution on small satellites for space exploration is warmly welcome. The selected papers will be discussed in a dedicated session on the first day of the event.  The remaining program will also cover technical sessions as: mission and system analysis; applications such as Earth observation, science, telecommunication and navigation; new technologies at system, sub-system and component level. A special session will be dedicated to access to space of Small Satellites, as launchers, platform cross-compatibility.

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JoSS: Submit Your Article for Publication
As  a unique scholarly technical journal dedicated to serving the Small Satellite Community, JoSS aims to publish online original high-quality, topical, peer-reviewed articles, legacy articles about contributions made by small satellites pioneers, and letters to the editor (LTEs). The publication of, and access to, these articles is offered FREE OF CHARGE to encourage students and entrepreneurs to expedite rapid publication of and access to their work. 

To this end, we gladly accept original, creative, previously unpublished articles that address one or more of the JoSS technical Topic Areas. You may visit under "Information for Authors" for the list of Topic Areas and guidelines for preparing and submitting your papers for publication. 

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