Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets

(The TQCC of Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets is 4. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
Improved Sequential Convex Programming Algorithms for Entry Trajectory Optimization64
Deep Reinforcement Learning for Spacecraft Proximity Operations Guidance47
Deep Learning Techniques for Autonomous Spacecraft Guidance During Proximity Operations43
Onboard Generation of Optimal Trajectories for Hypersonic Vehicles Using Deep Learning40
Final Design of the Boundary Layer Transition (BOLT) Flight Experiment34
Uniform Trigonometrization Method for Optimal Control Problems with Control and State Constraints34
Image-Based Deep Reinforcement Meta-Learning for Autonomous Lunar Landing31
Numerical Simulation of Instabilities in the Boundary-Layer Transition Experiment Flowfield29
Tilt-to-Length Coupling in the GRACE Follow-On Laser Ranging Interferometer27
Satellite Constellation Pattern Optimization for Complex Regional Coverage26
Modeling Heat-Shield Erosion due to Dust Particle Impacts for Martian Entries25
New Approach to Folding a Thin-Walled Yoshimura Patterned Cylinder24
Q-Law Aided Direct Trajectory Optimization of Many-Revolution Low-Thrust Transfers23
Design and Reconstruction of the Hayabusa2 Precision Landing on Ryugu21
Rotating Detonation Rocket Engine Operability Under Varied Pressure Drop Injection21
Convex Optimization of Launch Vehicle Ascent Trajectory with Heat-Flux and Splash-Down Constraints21
Preflight Ground Test Analyses of the Boundary Layer Transition (BOLT) Flight Geometry20
Data-Driven Image Processing for Onboard Optical Navigation Around a Binary Asteroid19
Physics-Informed Neural Networks for Optimal Planar Orbit Transfers19
Preflight Boundary-Layer Stability Analysis of BOLT Geometry19
Mars InSight Entry, Descent, and Landing Trajectory and Atmosphere Reconstruction18
Geometric Effects on Charring Ablator: Modeling the Full-Scale Stardust Heat Shield18
Effects of Nose Bluntness on Hypersonic Boundary-Layer Receptivity and Stability17
Simple ΔV Approximation for Optimization of Debris-to-Debris Transfers17
Versatile On-Orbit Servicing Mission Design in Geosynchronous Earth Orbit16
Assessment of Hypersonic Double-Cone Experiments for Validation of Thermochemistry Models16
Reinforcement Metalearning for Interception of Maneuvering Exoatmospheric Targets with Parasitic Attitude Loop16
Space Flight Demonstration of Rotating Detonation Engine Using Sounding Rocket S-520-3115
Cislunar Navigation Accuracy Using Optical Observations of Natural and Artificial Targets15
Three-Degree-of-Freedom Hypersonic Reentry Trajectory Optimization Using an Advanced Indirect Method15
Survey and Performance Evaluation of Small-Satellite Propulsion Technologies14
Reconstructed Ballistic Data Versus Wax Regression-Rate Intrusive Measurement in a Hybrid Rocket14
Rankine Vortex Suppression in Tanks with Conical Base: A Numerical Investigation14
Experimental Investigation of Wall Heat Flux in a Rotating Detonation Rocket Engine14
InSight Entry, Descent, and Landing Postflight Performance Assessment14
Image-Based Lunar Terrain Relative Navigation Without a Map: Measurements14
Adaptable Deployable Entry and Placement Technology Sounding Rocket One Modeling and Reconstruction14
Simulating Plasma Solitons from Orbital Debris Using the Forced Korteweg–de Vries Equation14
Three-Dimensional Kadomtsev–Petviashvili Damped Forced Ion Acoustic Solitary Waves from Orbital Debris14
Impact of Electrostatic Perturbations on Proximity Operations in High Earth Orbits14
Deterministic and Robust Optimization of Hybrid Rocket Engines for Small Satellite Launchers13
Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of Reusable Launch Vehicles for Different Propellants and Objectives13
Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing Instrumentation 2 Trajectory, Aerodynamics, and Atmosphere Reconstruction13
Flexibility Management for Space Logistics via Decision Rules13
Focused Laser Differential Interferometric Investigation of Turbulent Jet Spectra13
Performance Assessment of Convex Low-Thrust Trajectory Optimization Methods13
Pogo Accumulator Optimization Based on Multiphysics of Liquid Rockets and Neural Networks13
Boundary Layer Transition Preflight Experiments in a Mach-6 Quiet Tunnel13
Cislunar Periodic Orbit Analysis for Persistent Space Object Detection Capability13
Investigation of Silicon Carbide Oxidation Mechanism Using ReaxFF Molecular Dynamics Simulation13
Development of the Low-Density Phenolic-Based Fibrous Ablator ZURAM-K12
Landing Guidance Strategy of Space Rider12
Sensitivity of Hypersonic Dusty Flows to Physical Modeling of the Particle Phase12
Framework for Modeling and Optimization of On-Orbit Servicing Operations Under Demand Uncertainties11
Radiative Transmission and Absorption Within the Thermal Protection System of Atmospheric Entry Spacecraft11
Lyapunov Optimal Touchless Electrostatic Detumbling of Space Debris in GEO Using a Surface Multisphere Model11
Introduction to the Special Section on the Boundary Layer Transition (BOLT) Flight Experiment11
Numerical Analysis of Flowfield in Linear Plug Nozzle with Base Bleed11
Deployment Dynamics Analysis of an Origami-Folded Spacecraft Structure with Elastic Hinges11
Space Environment Exposure Effects on Ceramic Coating for Thermal Protection Systems11
Instance Segmentation for Feature Recognition on Noncooperative Resident Space Objects11
Secondary Side Considerations for Boundary Layer Transition Flight Experiment10
Optimal Low-Thrust Orbit Transfers Made Easy: A Direct Approach10
Effects of Electric Potential Uncertainty on Electrostatic Tractor Relative Motion Control Equilibria10
Simulating Damped Ion Acoustic Solitary Waves from Orbital Debris10
Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment Preflight Trajectory Modeling and Postflight Reconstruction10
Using Aerothermodynamic Similarity to Experimentally Study Nonequilibrium Giant Planet Entry10
Deployment Dynamics of Thin-Shell Space Structures10
Integrated Optimization of First-Stage SRM and Ascent Trajectory of Multistage Launch Vehicles10
Galactic Cosmic Ray Shielding Using Spherical Field-Reversed Array of Superconducting Coils9
Constrained Guidance for Spacecraft Proximity Operations Under Electrostatic Perturbations9
Generation of Spacecraft Operations Procedures Using Deep Reinforcement Learning9
Thermal Performance Evaluation of Space Radiator for Single-Phase Mechanically Pumped Fluid Loop9
Toward the Autonomous Assembly of Large Telescopes Using CubeSat Rendezvous and Docking9
Postflight Analysis of Atmospheric Properties from Mars 2020 Entry, Descent, and Landing9
Nuclear Thermal Propulsion for Jupiter and Saturn Rendezvous Missions9
Chip Scale Atomic Clock–Driven One-Way Radiometric Tracking for Low-Earth-Orbit CubeSat Navigation9
Rapid Evaluation of Low-Thrust Transfers from Elliptical Orbits to Geostationary Orbit9
Numerical Simulation of Transpiration Cooling in a Laminar Hypersonic Boundary Layer9
Constrained Attitude Maneuvering via Modified-Rodrigues-Parameter-Based Motion Planning Algorithms8
Feasibility and Performance Analysis of Neptune Aerocapture Using Heritage Blunt-Body Aeroshells8
Evidence for Drag Coefficient Modeling Errors near and Above the Oxygen-to-Helium Transition8
Validating the Deployment of a Novel Tether Design for Orbital Debris Removal8
A Maximum Independent Set Method for Scheduling Earth-Observing Satellite Constellations8
Design, Fabrication, and Testing of Metallic Thermal Protection Systems for Spaceplane Vehicles8
Electron-Based Touchless Potential Sensing of Shape Primitives and Differentially-Charged Spacecraft8
Aerocapture Assessment for NASA Ice Giants Pre-Decadal Survey Mission Study8
Aerothermodynamic Ground Tests in Support of the Boundary Layer Transition Flight Experiment8
Numerical Simulations of Water Spray on Launch Pad During Rocket Launching8
Thermal Analysis for Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator/CV-1144-0 in Hypersonic Test Environments8
Multifidelity Space Mission Planning and Infrastructure Design Framework for Space Resource Logistics8
Experimental Studies of Protrusion-Inserted Hybrid Rocket Motor with Varying L/D Ratio8
Seeded Hydrogen in Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Engines7
Feasibility Study of Aerocapture at Mars with an Innovative Deployable Heat Shield7
Experimental Study of Structural Materials for Prolonged Venus Surface Exploration Missions7
Boundary Layer Transit Flight Experiment: Mission Overview, Launch Vehicle and Payload Subsystems7
Simulation and Uncertainty Quantification of Electron Beams in Active Spacecraft Charging Scenarios7
Discrete-Event Drag-Modulated Guidance Performance for Venus Aerocapture7
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Small Satellite Dynamics Testbed Planar Air-Bearing Propulsion System Characterization7
Genetic-Algorithm-Based Design for Rideshare and Heterogeneous Constellations7
Remote Electrostatic Potential Sensing for Proximity Operations: Comparison and Fusion of Methods7
Probabilistic Transient Heat Conduction Analysis Considering Uncertainties in Thermal Loads Using Surrogate Model7
Seeded Hydrogen in Mars Transfer Vehicles Using Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Engines7
Hypergolic Continuous Detonation with Space-Storable Propellants and Additively Manufactured Injector Design7
Reachable Set of Low-Delta-v Trajectories Following a Gravity-Assist Flyby7
Semi-Analytical Model for Design and Analysis of On-Orbit Servicing Architecture7
Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning Framework for Stochastic Spaceflight Campaign Design7
Similarity and Key Parameters of Retropropulsion Assisted Deceleration in Hypersonic Wind Tunnels7
Flight Demonstration of Pulse Detonation Engine Using Sounding Rocket S-520-31 in Space7
Reconstructed Performance of the Supersonic Parachute of the Mars InSight Lander7
Experimental Investigation of Spherical Tank Slosh Dynamics with Water and Liquid Nitrogen7
Full-Scale Supersonic Parachute Shape Reconstruction Using Three-Dimensional Stereo Imagery7
Precise Orbit Determination Technique to Refine Spacecraft Mechanical Modeling6
Inverse Design of Nozzle Using Convolutional Neural Network6
Space Exploration Architecture and Design Framework for Commercialization6
Optimal Real-Time Approach and Capture of Uncontrolled Spacecraft6
Cislunar Periodic Orbits for Earth–Moon L1 and L2 Lagrange Point Surveillance6
Australian Rapid-Response Airborne Observation of the Hayabusa2 Reentry6
Bimodal Propulsion System for Small Spacecraft: Design, Fabrication, and Performance Characterization6
Hypersonic Flow Control of Kinzhal Missile via Off-Axis, Pulsed Energy Deposition6
A Contactless Micro-Vibration Isolator Using the Flux Pinning Effect for Space Telescopes6
Improved Parallel-Structured Newton-Type Guidance for Launch Vehicles Under Thrust Drop Fault6
Experimentally Simulating Giant Planet Entry in an Expansion Tube6
Analysis of Turbulence Model Uncertainty for Shock-Wave/Boundary-Layer Interaction Simulations6
Effectiveness of Reaction Control System in Hypersonic Rarefied Reactive Flow6
Low-Earth-Orbit Constellation Phasing Using Miniaturized Low-Thrust Propulsion Systems6
Optimizing Allocation-Enhanced Hypersonic Flight Control with Actuator Dynamics and Constraints6
The Effects of Spacecraft Potential on Ionospheric Ion Measurements6
Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Approach to Integrated Space Mission Planning and Spacecraft Design6
Small-Body Segmentation Based on Morphological Features with a U-Shaped Network Architecture6
Diamagnetically Enhanced Electrolysis and Phase Separation in Low Gravity6
Artificial Neural Networks for Multiple NEA Rendezvous Missions with Continuous Thrust6
Characterizing Minimum-Time Solar Sail Geostationary Orbit Transfers Using Pseudospectral Optimal Control6
Scale-Up Validation of Hydrogen Peroxide/High-Density Polyethylene Hybrid Rocket with Multiport Solid Fuel6
Investigation of Galileo Probe Entry Heating with Coupled Radiation and Ablation6
Centroid and Apparent Diameter Optical Navigation on Mars Orbit6
Local Wall Cooling Effects on Hypersonic Boundary-Layer Stability6
Generation of Multiple-Revolution Many-Impulse Optimal Spacecraft Maneuvers6
Effect of Counterflowing Jet on Supersonic Slender-Body Configurations: A Numerical Study6
Free-Flight Aerodynamic Testing of the Skylon Space Plane6
Accelerometer Parameterization and the Quality of Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Solutions6
Generating High-Speed Earth Reentry Test Conditions in an Expansion Tube5
Minimum-Mass Limits for Streamlined Venus Atmospheric Probes5
Mission Architecture to Reach and Operate at the Focal Region of the Solar Gravitational Lens5
Flight Reconstruction of Plume-Induced Site Alteration from InSight5
Nonlinear Prediction in Marker-Based Spacecraft Pose Estimation with Polynomial Transition Maps5
Thermal and Structural Performance of a Small Satellite with Networked Oscillating Heat Pipes5
Aerodynamic Performance of the InSight Mars Lander5
On-Orbit Servicing System Architectures for Proliferated Low-Earth-Orbit Constellations5
Multistage Stabilized Continuation for Indirect Optimal Control of Three-Dimensional Hypersonic Trajectories5
Expected Collision Rates for Tracked Satellites5
Design and Dynamic Analysis of Rigid Foldable Aeroshells for Atmospheric Entry5
28 GHz Microwave-Powered Propulsion Efficiency for Free-Flight Demonstration5
Development of an S-Shaped Pulse Detonation Engine for a Sounding Rocket5
Study on Matching Between Environmental Warning Information and Spacecraft Anomalies5
HIFiRE-5b Boundary-Layer Transition Length and Turbulent Overshoot5
Aerodynamic Heating in the Gap Between a Missile Body and a Control Fin5
Flight Mechanics Feasibility Assessment for Co-Delivery of Direct-Entry Probe and Aerocapture Orbiter5
Bayesian Deep Learning for Segmentation for Autonomous Safe Planetary Landing5
Thermal Protection Performance of Polymethylmethacrylate-Impregnated Porous Carbon Materials with Three Different Densities5
Learning Reference Governor for Constrained Spacecraft Rendezvous and Proximity Maneuvering5
On-Orbit Servicing Optimization Framework with High- and Low-Thrust Propulsion Tradeoff5
Conceptual Study on Robust Rebound Suppression Mechanism for Small-Body Landing5
Quantitative Assessment of Aerocapture and Applications to Future Solar System Exploration5
Simulation of the Schiaparelli Entry and Comparison to Aerosciences Flight Data5
Touchless Potential Sensing of Differentially Charged Spacecraft Using Secondary Electrons5
Reconstruction of Entry, Descent, and Landing Communications for the InSight Mars Lander5
Parallel-Structured Newton-Type Guidance by Using Modified Chebyshev–Picard Iteration5
Drag of a Spiked Body in Chemically Reacting Hypersonic Flow5
Experimental and Computational Fluid Dynamics Study of Hayabusa Reentry Peak Heating5
Uncooperative Spacecraft Pose Estimation Using Monocular Monochromatic Images5
Hovering of an Electrically Actuated Spacecraft in a Small-Body Plasma Field5
Starling Formation-Flying Optical Experiment (StarFOX): System Design and Preflight Verification5
Rapid Design of High-Fidelity Low-Thrust Transfers to the Moon5
Modal Characteristics of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composite Structure at High Temperature5
Efficient Storage and Deployment of Tubular Composite Boom Using Spring Root Hinges5
Surrogate Neural Network for Rapid Flight Performance Evaluation of Hybrid Rocket Engines5
Spectral Content in a Supersonic Backward-Facing Step Flow5
Deep Learning for Real-Time Satellite Pose Estimation on Tensor Processing Units4
Role of Solar Irradiance Fluctuations on Optimal Solar Sail Trajectories4
Sloshing Behavior in Rigid and Flexible Propellant Tanks: Computations and Experimental Validation4
Analysis of Reentry and Break-Up Forces from Impulse Facility Experiments and Numerical Rebuilding4
Piecewise Sundman Transformation for Spacecraft Trajectory Optimization Using Many Embedded Lambert Problems4
Spectral Features for Reentry Breakup Event Identification4
Separation Behavior of Pyrotechnically Actuated Device Considering Small-Volume Effect of Combustion Chamber4
Optimal Information Filtering for Robust Aerocapture Trajectory Generation and Guidance4
Rigid-Foldable Parabolic Deployable Reflector Concept Based on the Origami Flasher Pattern4
Causation of Supersonic Limit Cycle Oscillations in Atmospheric Entry Vehicles4
Pogo Stability Approaches for the Strap-On Launch Vehicle with Staged Combustion Cycle Engines4
Effect of N Atoms on O-Atom Reactivity with Carbon4
Passive Method to Measure Reentry Radiation in the Presence of Ablative Products4
Heat Flux on a Hypersonic Cone with a Highly Swept Fin4
Study on Control of Unsteadiness and Flow Asymmetry in Linear Aerospike Nozzles4
Neuro-Adaptive Fault-Tolerant Sliding Mode Controller for Spacecraft Attitude Stabilization4
Aerodynamics of Orion in Rarefied Flow Along a Mars Entry Path4
Using Plasma-Induced X-Ray Emission to Estimate Electrostatic Potentials on Nearby Space Objects4
Pathways to Sustainability in Lunar Exploration Architectures4
Trajectory Optimization of a Partially Reusable Rocket–Scramjet–Rocket Launch System Including Fly-Back4
Evolution of the Huygens Probe Spin During Parachute Descent4
Operational Procedure for Handling of Spacecraft Materials Sensitive to Atmospheric Exposure4
Survey of Tether System Technology for Space Debris Removal Missions4
Federated Space Systems’ Trade-Space Exploration for Strategic Robustness4
Effect of Thermochemical Nonequilibrium Modeling on High-Enthalpy Double-Cone Flow4
Optimization of Multispacecraft Maneuvers for Mobile Target Tracking from Low Earth Orbit4
Development of Vortex Asymmetry on a Generic Projectile Configuration4
Multifidelity Turbulent Heating Prediction of Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerators with Surface Scalloping4
Efficient Solution of Surface Erosion in Particle-Laden Hypersonic Flows4
Specific Error Mode Correction for Deformable Reflector by Structure–Actuator Simultaneous Optimization4
Thrust Integrated Trajectory Optimization for Multipulse Rocket Missiles Using Convex Programming4
Hexcomb-Pattern Roughness Effects on Blunt-Body Transition and Heating4
Multiobjective Design of Gravity-Assist Trajectories via Graph Transcription and Dynamic Programming4
Combined System–Trajectory Design for Geostationary Orbit Platforms on Hybrid Transfer4
Aerocapture Trajectory Planning Using Hierarchical Differential Dynamic Programming4
Scramjet Nozzle Designed by Chaotic Particle Swarm Optimization and Space-Marching Godunov Scheme4