Special Issue "Spacecraft Potential Theory and Observations"

A special issue of Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310). This special issue belongs to the section "Astronautics & Space Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 203

Special Issue Editor

Department of Mathematics, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Roma, Italy
Interests: applications and mathematical theories in astronomy and space science; celestial dynamics and plasma physics; physics of charged dust; space debris; natural celestial objects; spacecraft in solar system studies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The interaction between space plasma and celestial objects in space needs to be understood within the context of distinct scientific fields. The ongoing development of mathematical theories and space experiments over the last decades has led to the emergence of new scientific methods and scientific questions, i.e. to a better understanding of space weathering effects on natural and artificial celestial bodies in the solar system. This and related research are at the core of emerging scientific fields in physics, having with great value for human mind and future technologies. A key aspect to this kind of research lies in the development of theory and the design of next-generation space experiments that are related to spacecraft potential variations in space, a topic which lies at the heart of this Special Issue. Special focus should also be paid to ongoing space missions within the interplanetary medium and around the planets in our solar system. We invite papers within the fields of mathematical physics and space science.

Dr. Christoph Lhotka
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • spacecraft potential
  • solar wind
  • space weathering
  • charged dust & space debris
  • space plasma physics and celestial mechanics
  • theory and observations

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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