Acta Astronautica

(The H4-Index of Acta Astronautica is 36. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-11-01 to 2023-11-01.)
Thermal protection systems for space vehicles: A review on technology development, current challenges and future prospects181
Hayabusa2 mission status: Landing, roving and cratering on asteroid Ryugu99
Recent advances in the shock wave/boundary layer interaction and its control in internal and external flows95
The active space debris removal mission RemoveDebris. Part 2: In orbit operations88
Mixing enhancement of multi hydrogen jets through the cavity flameholder with extended pylon77
Small satellites an overview and assessment72
Real-time optimal control for irregular asteroid landings using deep neural networks69
Mars Sample Return Campaign Concept Status65
Three-dimensional numerical modeling of a rocket engine with solid fuel61
Numerical investigation on mixing improvement mechanism of transverse injection based scramjet combustor61
On the guidance, navigation and control of in-orbit space robotic missions: A survey and prospective vision59
The active space debris removal mission RemoveDebris. Part 1: From concept to launch58
Regolith-based additive manufacturing for sustainable development of lunar infrastructure – An overview55
Adaptive generalized ZEM-ZEV feedback guidance for planetary landing via a deep reinforcement learning approach52
Adaptive guidance and integrated navigation with reinforcement meta-learning51
Effect of channel and oxidizer injection slot width on the rotating detonation fueled by pre-combustion cracked kerosene49
Path planning for asteroid hopping rovers with pre-trained deep reinforcement learning architectures48
Influence of the secondary flow control on the transverse gaseous injection flow field properties in a supersonic flow46
Multi-objective configuration optimization for coordinated capture of dual-arm space robot46
Review of cavity ignition in supersonic flows44
Effects of supersonic nozzle guide vanes on the performance and flow structures of a rotating detonation combustor44
From new space to big space: How commercial space dream is becoming a reality44
Influence of backward-facing step on the mixing efficiency of multi microjets at supersonic flow43
Technology advancements for channel wall nozzle manufacturing in liquid rocket engines42
Terminal adaptive guidance via reinforcement meta-learning: Applications to autonomous asteroid close-proximity operations41
Dynamic analysis of space robot manipulator considering clearance joint and parameter uncertainty: Modeling, analysis and quantification41
Vibration and flutter characteristics of GPL-reinforced functionally graded porous cylindrical panels subjected to supersonic flow41
Deep networks as approximators of optimal low-thrust and multi-impulse cost in multitarget missions41
RF Helicon-based Inductive Plasma Thruster (IPT) Design for an Atmosphere-Breathing Electric Propulsion system (ABEP)40
Shock wave/turbulence boundary layer interaction control with the secondary recirculation jet in a supersonic flow38
A techno-economic analysis of asteroid mining38
3D numerical modeling of a cylindrical RDE with an inner body extending out of the nozzle38
End to end process evaluation for additively manufactured liquid rocket engine thrust chambers37
Identifying the 50 statistically-most-concerning derelict objects in LEO37
Utilization of additive manufacturing in hybrid rocket technology: A review36
Imbalanced satellite telemetry data anomaly detection model based on Bayesian LSTM36
Effects of slot injection on detonation wavelet characteristics in a rotating detonation engine36