Volume 19 Issue 2
The Master Algorithm


Submission Guidelines


The Space Operations Communicator is published quarterly in January, April, July and October of each year. It is intended to serve as a forum for practitioners and researchers to exchange ideas and results for the advancement of space operations. In addition, opinion pieces and book reviews are also welcome.

A central theme of this journal is the technology and methods of space operations. The journal publishes papers in original research and surveys in the areas of new technology, technology trends, operations procedures and practices, human factors, the space environment, standards, space policy/law, communications, manufacturing and latest findings.

Manuscript Guidelines

Here are a few guidelines to help you in submitting an article to the Space Operations Communicator. For each new submission, remember to revisit this page. These guidelines are subject to revisions and additions. The Communicator is published in the English language. All submissions should be written in English. International standards, specifications and measures should be noted where applicable, and the International System of Units (SI) should be employed throughout.

Article manuscripts should:

  • Conform to the publication and style guidelines used in the Communicator template
  • A descriptive abstract
  • A comprehensive listing of authors’ names and contact information
  • A comprehensive list of references and citations
  • Be submitted for peer review at least 6 weeks prior to publication date
  • Tables, figures, images and plots fully integrated and in-line with article text and numbered

and should not:

  • Biographies in-line with technical content
  • Ancillary headers or footers.

Supporting graphics should:

By submitting an article to the Space Operations Communicator, the author attests that the manuscript is original material and has not been submitted to any other publication. The author also agrees to make changes where deemed appropriate by the editorial staff.

In addition, the Communicator accepts submissions in Microsoft Word format. All manuscripts should be in one of these formats with the proper template applied. The Communicator MS Word template can be accessed here.


Manuscripts can be submitted via e-mail to joachimkehr@aol.com or you may contact us here.

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