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About the Journal

Space Mission Planning & Operations (smpo) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal.

Aims and Scope

The expansion of the commercial space industry has led to the growth of the commercial launch / reentry operations and an increase in demand for space mission planning and operations models and technologies. Mission planning and operations are complex and multi-disciplinary tasks setting up ground stations, mission control structures, and procedures for mission operations. The Space Mission Planning & Operations (SMPO) journal covers all aspects of missions planning, operations, and control, including the transition from pre-operational planning to real-time operations and post-operation review and analysis. The principal objective of SMPO is to provide state-of-the-art information for academic researchers, policy-makers, scientists, and engineers concerned with developing new methodologies, tools, and technologies for space mission planning, scheduling, operations, control, and assessment.

This journal is intended for space scientists, engineers, computer scientists, operations researchers, management scientists, information scientists, and technology managers. The journal sources theoretical, empirical, and analytical research, real-world applications and case studies in space science and business, and space science and technology.

Ownership

The journal is owned by OAE Publishing Inc.

Open Access

All articles published by smpo are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately from the date of publication. For further information, please refer to Open Access. Articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY). The CC BY allows for maximum dissemination and re-use of open access materials and is preferred by many research funding bodies. Under this license users are free to share (copy, distribute and transmit) and remix (adapt) the contribution for any purposes, even commercially, provided that the users appropriately acknowledge the original authors and the source.
Authors retain the copyright of their works as well as the rights to make certain uses of the works.

Editorial Board

For more information about the editorial team, please refer to Editorial Board.

Editorial Policies

All manuscripts submitted to smpo should adhere to OAE's Editorial Policies.

Peer Review

All articles in this journal have undergone editorial screening and a single-blind peer review by at least two reviewers. For more details, please refer to Editorial Process and Peer Review Guidelines.

Journal Information and Statistics

  • Publication model: Open access 
  • Frequency: Quarterly

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