Volume 18 Issue 2
Space Weather


Workshops & Seminars

From the Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Space Operations & Communicator, a quarterly online publication serves as a forum for those involved in the space operations field to communicate with one another in order to share ideas that could improve the way operations are carried out in space.

The Journal 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. JSOC contains peer-reviewed articles, comments and case notes written by leading scientists, professors, and practitioners in their respective fields of aerospace expertise. The editorial board seeks articles that demonstrate exemplary academic research of emerging trends in space technology and space operations fields.

The current issue is dedicated to the infrequent space weather events that impacts the geospatial domain of space-borne telecommunications, Earth observation; of terrestrial power-grids undergirding global infrastructure; and, of nucleation of natural disasters, notably that of earthquakes. One way to reduce space weather risk is to develop forecast and warning techniques of prospective space storms. A spacecraft in L1 orbit monitoring the solar wind is certainly not sufficient for space weather purposes but data collected by instruments on board an L1 satellite when supplemented by versatile observations of the Sun and recordings of different geophysical parameters help scientists predict solar eruptions. There are still plenty of questions about how the sun works; answering them would also improve forecasts of space weather. Previous issues have described recent technical developments in data transmission between spacecraft orbiting in an integrated spacescape that affords exploratory connections with Earth, the Moon, Mars, international space stations, and other planetary bodies of Space. Yet, space weather exposure threatens mission performance and the human capital they serve. Additionally, the technologically driven /technology dependent society suffers In an increasingly technological world, wherein almost everyone relies on cell phones and on GPS controls, not just with in-car map system, but also per airplane navigation, and operations dependent on the extremely accurate clocks that govern financial transactions.

Ronald H. Freeman, PhD
April 1, 2021


Space Ops 2021


The upcoming 16th SpaceOps conference (SpaceOps 2021 – Virtual Edition) will be taking place from 3 - 5 May, 2021 as a virtual event from hosted by the South African National Space Agency (SANSA), replacing the Spaceops2020 conference  which was supposed to take place in South Africa but was  cancelled due to the COVID-19 epidemic.    Spaceops2021.org




The  "Journal" solicits papers and technical articles on all relevant matters of space operations for online publication. On request the "Journal's"  international Peer Review team will review your paper according to AIAA standards.
Please contact: Joachim J. Kehr, Editor SpaceOps News joachimkehr@aol.com
or use the Communicator submission template

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