Special Issue "Track Detection of Resident Space Objects"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 129

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Alessio Magro
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Guest Editor
Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy, University of Malta, L-Università ta' Malta, Msida MSD 2080, Malta
Interests: radio astronomy; space surveillance and tracking; signal and image processing; high performance and GPU computing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As humanity’s endeavours in space continue to expand and evolve, the space around our planet is becoming an increasingly vital and contested domain. The burgeoning population of Resident Space Objects (RSOs), including operational satellites, defunct satellites, rocket bodies, and debris, poses a considerable challenge to the safety and sustainability of space operations. This edition invites submissions on cutting-edge techniques and technologies focused on track detection of RSOs in Earth's orbit. With the escalation of space activities and the consequent growth in the number of RSOs, precise tracking is paramount for collision avoidance and mission safety. We encourage submissions that explore advancements in a wide spectrum of instruments, including phased array radars, optical telescopes, in-orbits systems and others. We are particularly interested in studies on the incorporation of machine learning algorithms in data processing for faster and more reliable tracking of RSO trajectories. Through this Special Issue, we aim to foster a deeper understanding and stimulate further innovation in the field of RSO tracking.

Prof. Dr. Alessio Magro
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • track detection
  • streak detection
  • resident space objects
  • space debris
  • low earth orbit
  • machine learning
  • satellite tracking
  • space surveillance
  • space situational awareness
  • space safety
  • orbit determination
  • radar systems
  • optical systems

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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