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Mission Statement
The Online Journal of Space Communication is a cross-disciplinary scholarly publication designed to advance space communication as a profession and as an academic discipline.

The Journal is distributed electronically without charge to users on a global basis. On average, two new editions to the Journal are released each year. Individual issues provide in-depth examination of matters of importance to satellite and space communication in terms of:
  • Education and Manpower Development
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Economy and Business Development
  • Services and Applications
  • Regulation and Public Policy
  • Social Impact
  • Regional Development
The Journal's goal is to be a credible record and repository for developments of public significance in satellite and space communication, and to promote critical analysis of those developments. Each Journal issue is designed to make complex historical, technical, economic, regulatory and social issues more accessible and understandable. All articles are peer-reviewed with ancillary materials and historical perspectives included to stimulate discussion and set a future agenda.
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In partnership with the National Space Society’s Enterprise In Space Initiative, the Society of Satellite Professionals International, and Space Canada, our Online Journal of Space Communication will be hosting a fourth round of its International SunSat Design Competition. Prizes, up to $10,000 for the top winners, will be awarded at the May 2017 International Space Development Conference to be held in St. Louis, Missouri USA.

Our Competition is intended to facilitate and accelerate the design, manufacture, launch and operation of the next-generation satellites, called SunSats, that will enable the continuous harvesting of energy in space, delivering it to Earth as a clean and abundant source of electrical power.

Teams will focus on those “practical applications” of wireless transfer of power to and from space that might produce near-term solutions in communications, transport, commerce, manufacturing, energy production, environmental protection and other significant challenges facing our planet.

Winning designs of 2014, 2015 and 2016, including Technical and Economic Briefs for each - written in a form that any intelligent reader can understand them - may be accessed by clicking on Issue No.18 of this Journal.

Those who are interested may want to also click on Issue No.17: Visualizing Space Solar Power, where earlier designs of Ohio University, Georgia Tech and other University students are posted, many of which have been presented at International Space Development and other conferences. All of these have had the benefit of mentoring by space scientists, engineers and/or professionals..

Note that Sol Invictus: The Unconquered Sun, a Space Solar Power app for mobile phones is now available without charge. See Issue No.18.

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From the Editor

Help Us Fund the 2016-2017 SunSat Design Competition.
Don Flournoy, Editor

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Call for Papers

The currently active Issue is No.18: SunSat Design Competition.

The Space Journal is looking for distinguished Guest Editors (or Guest Editorial Teams) to take charge of future issues of the Journal. Topics are open for discussion. Of particular interest are: Space Policy, Space Industrialization, Space Debris, and Microsats. Other topics may be proposed for consideration.

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Website Search

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Satellite & Space Program
SSPI is pleased to provide this searchable online directory of undergraduate, graduate and other educational programs devoted to satellites and space: FindaSchool

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