Archive of Past Issues


VOL. 06, NO. 03, DECEMBER 2017
    • Peer Reviewed Articles
    • DesselleThumbA 3U CubeSat to Collect UV Photometry of Bright Massive Stars
      Richard Desselle, Christian Kintziger, and Pierre Rochus (Centre Spatial de Liege, University of Liege, Belgium); Gregor Rauw, and Yaël Nazé (Groupe D'Astrophysique des Hautes Energies, University of Liege, Belgium)
      JoSS, Vol. 06, No. 03 (December 2017) pp. 635-650

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    • Mason-thumbMinXSS-1 CubeSat On-Orbit Pointing and Power Performance: The First Flight of the Blue Canyon Technologies XACT 3-axis Attitude Determination and Control System
      James Paul Mason (Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, US); Matt Baumgart and Bryan Rogler (Blue Canyon Technologies Boulder, US); Chloe Downs (University of Virginia, US); Margaret Williams and Thomas N. Woods (Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, US); Scott Palo (Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, US); Phillip C. Chamberlin (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, US); Stanley Solomon (High Altitude Observatory, US); Andrew Jones, Xinlin Li and Rick Kohnert (Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, US); and Amir Caspi (Southwest Research Institute, US)
      JoSS, Vol. 06, No. 03 (December 2017) pp. 651-662

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      LETTER TO THE EDITOR

     

    • LtE-thumbRequest for Correction on "A Methodology for CubeSat Mission Selection"
      Luis Zea, Victor Ayerdi, Sergio Argueta, and Antonio Muñoz (Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala)
      JoSS, Vol. 06, No. 03 (December 2017) pp. 663

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VOL. 06, NO. 02, AUGUST 2017
    • Peer Reviewed Articles
    • Shobha-thumbInvestigation of Gamma and High Energy Electron Dose Effect on a MOEM Sun Sensor Developed for Micro Satellite Applications
      S. P. Karanth, V. Shobha, Sumesh M. A., T. V. Sridevi, K. T. Manjunath, Beno Thomas, L. V. Prasad, M. Viswanathan
      JoSS, Vol. 06, No. 02 (August 2017) pp. 581–589

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    • Thelen-thumbA Europa CubeSat Concept Study for Measuring Atmospheric Density and Heavy Ion Flux
      Alexander E. Thelen, Nancy Chanover, James Murphy, Kyle Rankin, and Steve Stochaj
      JoSS, Vol. 06, No. 02 (August 2017) pp. 591-607
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    • Zea-thumbA Study of the Small Satellite Community’s Life-Cycle Activities
      Bungo Shiotani and Norman G. Fitz-Coy
      JoSS, Vol. 06, No. 02 (August 2017) pp. 609–633
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VOL. 06, NO. 01, MAY 2017
      • Peer Reviewed Articles
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      • Lev-thumbHeated Gas Propulsion System Conceptual Design for the SAMSON Nano-Satellite (Propulsion)
        Dan R. Lev, Jacob Herscovitz, Daniel Kariv, and Itzhak Mizrachi
        JoSS, Vol. 06, No. 01 (May 2017) pp. 551-564
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      • Zea-thumbCharacterization of CubeSat Reaction Wheel Assemblies
        Joel Shields, Christopher Pong, Kevin Lo, Laura Jones, Swati Mohan, Chava Marom, Ian McKinley, William Wilson and Luis Andrade
        JoSS, Vol. 06, No. 01 (May 2017) pp. 565-580
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VOL. 05, NO. 03, OCTOBER 2016
      • Peer Reviewed Articles
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      • Perez-thumbA Survey of Current Femtosatellite Designs, Technologies, and Mission Concepts
        Tracie R. Perez and Kamesh Subbarao
        JoSS, Vol. 05, No. 03 (October 2016) pp. 467–482
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      • Zea-thumbA Methodology for CubeSat Mission Selection
        Luis Zea, Victor Ayerdi, Sergio Argueta, and Antonio Muñoz
        JoSS, Vol. 05, No. 03 (October 2016) pp. 483–511
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      • Virgili-Llop-thumbSurvey, Statistical Analysis and Classification of Launched CubeSat Missions with Emphasis on the Attitude Control Method
        Halis C. Polat, Josep Virgili-Llop and Marcello Romano
        JoSS, Vol. 05, No. 03 (October 2016) pp. 513–530
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      • Spencer-thumbTesting The LightSail Program: Advancing Solar Sailing Technology Using a CubeSat Platform
        Rex W. Ridenoure, Riki Munakata, Stephanie D. Wong, Alex Diaz, David A. Spencer, Douglas A. Stetson, Bruce Betts, Barbara A. Plante, Justin D. Foley, and John M. Bellardo
        JoSS, Vol. 05, No. 03 (October 2016) pp. 531–550
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VOL. 05, NO. 02, MAY 2016
      • Peer Reviewed Articles

         

      • Ponder-thumbUsing Cellphone Magnetometers for Science on CubeSats
        Brandon M. Ponder, Arie Sheinker and Mark B. Moldwin
        JoSS, Vol. 05, No. 02 (May 2016) pp. 449–456
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      • Rawashdeh-thumbSolar Simulator for Spacecraft Photovoltaic Power System Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing
        Samir A. Rawashdeh, Mark Simonds and James E. Lumpp
        JoSS, Vol. 05, No. 02 (May 2016) pp. 457–466
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VOL. 05, NO. 01, FEBRUARY 2016
      • Peer Reviewed Articles
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      • Patmont-thumbDesign and Characterization of a Spring Steel Hinge for Deployable CubeSat Structures
        Elbara Ziade, Calvin S. Patmont, and Theodore A. Fritz
        JoSS, Vol. 05, No. 01 (February 2016) pp. 407–418
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      • Kestila-thumbSmall Satellite Remote Sensing Constellation for Fast Polar Coverage
        Antti Kestilä, Rafal Modrzewski, and Pekka Laurila
        JoSS, Vol. 05, No. 01 (February 2016) pp. 419–434
        First Page / Download PDF 16 Pages (704kb)

 

      • McBryde-thumbEnd-to-End Testing of a Dual Use Imaging Sensor for Small Satellites
        Christopher R. McBryde and E. Glenn Lightsey
        JoSS, Vol. 05, No. 01 (February 2016) pp. 435–448
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VOL. 04, NO. 02, OCTOBER 2015
      • Peer Reviewed Articles
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      • Heine-thumbA CubeSat Concept for Multipoint Ionospheric GPS Occultation
        Thomas R. P. Heine, Mark B. Moldwin, Shasha Zou, Jessica Arlas, Ambarish Desai, Brandon Heidt, Steve McCarty, Adelina Nastasoiu, and Vritika Singh
        JoSS, Vol. 04, No. 02 (October 2015) pp. 329–356
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      • Johl-thumbA Reusable Command and Data Handling System for University CubeSats
        Shaina A. M. Johl and E. Glenn Lightsey
        JoSS, Vol. 04, No. 02 (October 2015) pp. 357–369
        First Page / Download PDF 13 Pages (704kb)

 

      • Stevenson-thumbDesign and Testing of a Cold Gas Thruster for an Interplanetary CubeSat Mission
        Travis K. Imken, Terry H. Stevenson, and E. Glenn Lightsey
        JoSS, Vol. 04, No. 02 (October 2015) pp. 371-386
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      • Alkali-thumbDesign Considerations and Ground Testing of Electric Double-Layer Capacitors as Energy Storage Components for Nanosatellites
        Muhammad Alkali, Mohamed Y. Edries, Arifur R. Khan, Hirokazu Masui and Mengu Cho
        JoSS, Vol. 04, No. 02 (October 2015) pp. 387-405
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VOL. 04, NO. 01, JUNE 2015
      • LETTER TO THE EDITOR
      • LtE-thumbCubeSat Risk Management Tools
        Katharine Brumbaugh Gamble, Ph.D. Candidate and NDSEG Fellow, Austin, TX
        JoSS, Vol. 04, No. 01 (June 2015) p. 283
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        Peer Reviewed Articles
      • Photocell RichiePhotocells for Small Satellite, Single-axis Attitude Determination
        David J. Richie, D. Michael Sobers, Jr., Neo Ching Leng Frederick, and Tan Chin Sian
        JoSS, Vol. 04, No. 01 (June 2015) pp. 285-299
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      • Board KarvinenUsing Hobby Prototyping Boards and Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Components for Developing Low-cost, Fast-delivery Satellite Subsystems
        Kimmo Karvinen, Tuomas Tikka, and Jaan Praks
        JoSS, Vol. 04, No. 01 (June 2015) pp. 301-314
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      • Hardware ChesiA Dynamic, Hardware-in-the-Loop, Three-Axis Simulator of Spacecraft Attitude Maneuvering with Nanosatellite Dimensions
        Simone Chesi, Octavio Perez, and Marcello Romano
        JoSS, Vol. 04, No. 01 (June 2015) pp. 315-328
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VOL. 03, NO. 01, JULY 2014
      • Peer Reviewed Articles
      • A Deployable Membrane Telescope Payload for CubeSats
        Michael E. Dearborn, Geoff P. Andersen, Olha Asmolova, Richard L. Balthazor, Matthew G. McHarg, Heather C. Nelson, Trey S. Quiller, Gabe R. Wilson, Thomas J. Harvey, and Thomas W. Murphey
        JoSS, Vol. 03, No. 01 (Jul 2014) pp. 253-264

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      • The Colorado Student Space Weather Experiment (CSSWE) On-Orbit Performance
        David Gerhardt, Scott E. Palo, Quintin Schiller, Lauren Blum, Xinlin Li, and Rick Kohnert
        JoSS, Vol. 03, No. 01 (Jul 2014) pp. 265-281
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VOL. 02, NO. 02, DECEMBER 2013
      • Peer Reviewed Articles
      • Integrating Small Satellites into the United States’ K-12 STEM Education Discussion
        John D. Moore
        JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 02 (Dec 2013) pp. 201-211
        First Page / Download PDF 11 Pages (1970kb)

 

      • The First One Hundred CubeSats: A Statistical Look
        Michael Swartwout
        JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 02 (Dec 2013) pp. 213-233
        First Page / Download PDF 21 Pages (889kb)

 

      • Orbit Refinement with the STARE Telescope
        Lance M. Simms, Don Phillion, Wim De Vries, Vincent Riot, Brian J. Bauman and Darrell Carter
        JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 02 (Dec 2013) pp. 235-251
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VOL. 02, NO. 01, JULY 2013
      • Feature Article
      • Bringing Space to Main Street: A Legacy in Space Education – An Interview with Gil Moore
        Ravi A. Deepak, Taksha University (TU) and Journal of Small Satellites (JoSS)
        JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 01 (Jul 2013) pp. 75-78
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      • Letter to the Editor
      • CubeSats as Innovative Science Platforms
        P. Ehrenfreund, R. C. Quinn, and A. J. Ricco
        JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 01 (Jul 2013) pp. 79-81
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      • Mission Risk Survey – A Call for Response from the Small Satellite Community
        Katharine Brumbaugh and E. Glenn Lightsey
        JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 01 (Jul 2013) pp. 83-84
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        Peer Reviewed Articles
      • Aerodynamic Stability for CubeSats at ISS Orbit
        Samir A. Rawashdeh and James E. Lumpp, Jr.
        JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 01 (Jul 2013) pp. 85-104
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      • Controller Gain-Tuning for a Small Spacecraft Attitude Tracking Maneuver Using a Genetic Algorithm
        Matthew C. Sorgenfrei, Sanjay S. Joshi, and Amit K. Sanyal
        JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 01 (Jul 2013) pp. 105-118
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      • Autonomous Ocean Current Geolocation from Orbit
        Nathalie Védie, David A. Spencer, Luke Walker, and Michael S. Veto
        JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 01 (Jul 2013) pp. 119-131
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      • Evaluation of a Commercial-Off-the-Shelf Fluxgate Magnetometer for Cube Sat Space Magnetometry
        Electdom Matandirotya, Robert R. Van Zyl, Daniel J. Gouws, and Elda F. Saunderson
        JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 01 (Jul 2013) pp. 133-146
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      • Application of Risk Management to University CubeSat Missions
        Katharine M. Brumbaugh and E. Glenn Lightsey
        JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 01 (Jul 2013) pp. 147-160
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      • Interplanetary CubeSats: Opening the Solar System to a Broad Community at Lower Cost
        Robert L. Staehle, Diana Blaney, Hamid Hemmati, Dayton Jones, Andrew Klesh, Paulett Liewer, Joseph Lazio, Martin Wen-Yu Lo, Pantazis Mouroulis, Neil Murphy, Paula J. Pingree, Thor Wilson, Brian Anderson, C. Channing Chow II, Bruce Betts, Louis Friedman, Jordi Puig- Suari, Austin Williams, and Tomas Svitek

        JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 01 (Jul 2013) pp. 161-186
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      • Link Analysis Methodology for Secondary Payloads
        Sarah E. Walker, Jenny R. Kelly, and David A. Spencer
        JoSS, Vol. 02, No. 01 (Jul 2013) pp. 187-200
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VOL. 01, NO. 02, OCTOBER 2012
      • Letter to the Editor
      • Space Access: Still the Major Issue for the Small Satellite Community
        Kirk Woellert, Aerospace Consultant, Washington, D.C.
        JoSS, Vol. 01, No. 02 (Oct 2012) pp. 45-47
        First Page / PDF 3 Pages (199kb)
         

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        Peer Reviewed Articles
      • FASTRAC Early Flight Results
        Sebastián Muñoz, Richard W. Hornbuckle, and E. Glenn Lightsey, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin
        JoSS, Vol. 01, No. 02 (Oct 2012) pp. 49-61
        Abstract & First Page / Full Text PDF 13 Pages (2119kb)

 

      • Development of A Modular, Cold Gas Propulsion System for Small Satellite Applications
        Steven Arestie, E. Glenn Lightsey, Brian Hudson, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin
        JoSS, Vol. 01, No. 02 (Oct 2012) pp. 63-74
        Abstract & First Page / Full Text PDF 12 Pages (1959kb)
VOL. 01, NO. 01, JANUARY 2012
      • Foreword

         

        Welcoming Remarks
        Dr. Adarsh Deepak, Managing Editor, Journal of Small Satellites (JoSS)
        JoSS, Vol. 01, Issue 01 (Jan 2012) pp. 1-2 PDF 2 Pages (63kb)

 
 

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        Feature Article

         

        Thinking Outside the Box: Space Science Beyond the CubeSat
        Ravi A. Deepak, Taksha University and Robert J. Twiggs, Morehead State UniversityJoSS, Vol. 01, Issue 01 (Jan 2012) pp. 3-6
        Abstract & First Page / Full Text PDF 4 Pages (592kb)

 

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        Peer Reviewed Articles
      • Using a Balloon Flight for End-to-End Testing of a Nanosatellite Mission
        Stephen Horan, Robert Hull, and Lawrence Alvarez, R. Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Mexico State University
        JoSS, Vol. 01, Issue 01 (Jan 2012) pp. 7-16
        Abstract & First Page / Full Text PDF 9 Pages (412kb)
      • Limitations of Hyperspectral Earth Observation on Small Satellites
        Alberto G. Villafranca, Jordi Corbera, Francisco Martin, and Juan Fernando Marchan, Programa Català d’Observació de la Terra, Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya (PCOT/ICC)
        JoSS, Vol. 01, Issue 01 (Jan 2012) pp. 17-24
        Abstract & First Page / Full Text PDF 8 Pages (581kb)
      • Design, Development and Test of Engineering Models of Tethered Nanosatellites to Observe the Solar Corona
        S. Chiesa, V. Chille, S. Corpino, A. Rougier, F. Stesina, and Nicole Viola
        Politecnico di Torino
        JoSS, Vol. 01, Issue 01 (Jan 2012) pp. 25-35

        Abstract & First Page / Full Text PDF 11 Pages (1.0mb)