JoSS Bulletin - September 2017
NASA Issues a Request for Information for SmallSat Parts on Orbit Now (SPOON) Database
NASA's Small Spacecraft Systems Virtual Institute (S3VI) announces a Request for Information, the purpose of which is to gather and assess the availability and capability of industry to provide small satellites technologies, components, and systems relevant to small spacecraft for Earth and interplanetary mission design.

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Upcoming SmallSat Events
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3rd Symposium of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR):  Small Satellites for Space Research
September 18-22, 2017
Jeju Island, South Korea
On 18 - 22 September 2017, at  Jeju Island, South Korea, the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Inst. (KASI) / Korean Space Science Society will host COSPAR's third annual symposium. Topics to be addressed are:  
  • New ideas for upper atmosphere research with micro- and nano-satellites
  • Interaction of solar wind and Earth's bow shock:  recent progress in observations and modelling
  • Dynamics of the magnetospheric process through coordinated experiment and modelling
  • Advances in astrophysical research with small satellites
  • Planetary exploration of the solar system
  • Enabling technologies
JoSS Managing Editor Adarsh Deepak Ph.D. and Associate Managing Editor Ravi Deepak will be in attendance as representatives of JoSS. If you are there and would like to connect with them, please contact them through

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Eun-Young Choi (Ms.)
COSPAR Symposium 2017 Secretariat
Planex Lab. (PCO)
#809,  245, Hannuri-daero, Sejong-si , 30127, Republic of Korea
Tel.: +82-44-862-7962 / Fax.: +82-44-862-7963
NewSpace Europe: New Frontiers of Opportunity
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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SPACECOM: Space Commerce Conference
December 5-7, 2017
Houston, Texas

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
May 28 - June 1, 2018
Sorrento, Italy
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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