Volume 1 (2021)
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Journal of Space Science, Technology and Applications (JSSTA), is an open access double-blind peer reviewed publication which is published by Iranian Space Research Center concerned with new concepts and findings in areas related to the Space Science, Technology and Applications. The JSSTA is a Semiannual publication, which publishes original research papers and review papers (See journal scope). This journal is following of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws. All submitted manuscripts are checked for similarity through Hamyab software to ensure their authenticity to be assured about its originality and then rigorously peer-reviewed by the expert reviewers (Read More...)


Original Article Propulsion
Multidisciplinary Design Sensitivity Analysis of a Spacecraft Monopropellant Propulsion system by Latin Hypercube Sampling (LHS)

Mohammad Hossein mansouri Moghari; Hassan Naseh; Sahar Noori

Volume 2, Issue 2 , February 2023, Pages 1-21


  Accurate solving of complex systems such as space systems and specifically space propulsion system is very costly and time consuming. By developing and building a surrogate model, the solution time and the cost can be reduced. The closer the surrogate model is to the actual model, the more accurate the ...  Read More

Original Article Heat control
Analysis and Simulation of Space Charge Effects on satellite surfaces and multi-layer insulation

Mehrnoosh Farahani; Vafa Sedghi; seyed mostafa safavi homami; Hamid Mesforoush

Volume 2, Issue 2 , February 2023, Pages 22-36


  The ions in the space environment cause the surface and internal charging phenomenon in satellites. The accumulated potential during the charging phenomenon can cause electrostatic discharge and seriously endanger the satellite telecommunication components. The purpose of this paper is to investigate ...  Read More

Original Article Propulsion
Simulation of Hollow Cathode in the Hall Thruster by Particle in Cell (PIC) Method

masumeh kiantaj; morteza farhid; mohammadmehdi shafie; Mohammad reza morad

Volume 2, Issue 2 , February 2023, Pages 37-47


  In this article, the characteristics of the hollow cathode plasma particles in the spt-100 hall effect thruster are investigated by two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulation. One of the main and important components of the hall thruster is hollow cathode which plays two important tasks: one part of ...  Read More

Original Article mechanic
Design of a Low Earth Orbit Constellation for Regional Navigation Mission

Sajjad Ghazanfarinia; Ehsan Mousivand; Masoud Khoshsima; Yaser Saffar

Volume 2, Issue 2 , February 2023, Pages 48-59


  This research is going to present design of a LEO Constellation for Navigation service with minimum number of Satellites. The goal is to achieve Dilution Of Precision (DOP) less than 6. This Requirement is going to be achieved using predefined launch vehicles limitation on orbit which is 500 km in circular ...  Read More

Original Article Structure
Experimental and Numerical Analysis of the Effect of Filament Curvature Pattern on the Internal Hydrostatic Threshold of GFRP Composite Cylinder Made by Filament Winding Process

Alireza Zarezadeh; Mohammad Hossein Allaee; Mohsen Heydari Beni; Ali Davar; Jafar Eskandari Jam

Volume 2, Issue 2 , February 2023, Pages 60-77


  The filament winding process is one of the most important and widely used processes in the manufacture of composite structures in order to achieve high strength and rigidity. In this process, there are important parameters such as fiber tension, how the fibers are twisted, the effect of layering, twisting ...  Read More

Original Article Propulsion
Numerical evaluation of a test bed of an orbital transmission engine in an initial vacuum condition

Nematollah Fouladi; Alireza Mohammadi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , February 2023, Pages 78-91


  The purpose of this research is to evaluate a ground test bed of an orbital transmission engine with pre-evacuation of the engine's internal space. In the usual tests on the ground, the initial pressure of the engine is atmospheric pressure. While during the orbital mission, the internal space of the ...  Read More

Original Article control
Computing the installation error between star tracker and Fiber Optic Gyroscope

Elham Kowsari; Hadi Makarem

Volume 2, Issue 2 , February 2023, Pages 92-102


  Star tracker is one of the most important devices used on satellites for attitude determination. Since its output is discontinuous, it needs to be aided to complement its discontinuity. Using gyroscope unit is the most suitable choice for aiding the star tracker. However, using these two kinds of sensor ...  Read More

Original Article Material science
Thermal conductivity enhancement of epoxy adhesives using Boron Nitride and Alumina ceramic fillers

Sajede Aghasi; Seyed Hassan Jafari; Mahdi Golriz

Volume 2, Issue 2 , February 2023, Pages 103-114


  One of the methods for improving thermal conductivity of epoxy adhesives is the incorporating of conductive ceramic, metal or carbon fillers. As the main goal of this research, is to improve thermal conductivity of epoxy resin and keep its electrically insulating property, Alumina (Al2O3) ceramic filler, ...  Read More

reviewed article Control
A review on benchmarks Examples for dynamical hybrid systems controller synthesis to facilitate its selection process

ali safi; ali taghavian; Esmaeel Khanmirza

Volume 2, Issue 2 , February 2023, Pages 115-134


  Due to various and complex phenomena in hybrid dynamical systems, the control of these types of systems has faced a challenge. Space systems also have hybrid dynamics due to different missions and operational modes. Therefore, to deal with these systems, we must first familiarize ourselves with the standard ...  Read More

Original Article Mission design
Design and Analysis of a Domestic Navigation Satellite Constellation for a Regional Coverage

Yaser Saffar; Sajjad Ghazanfarinia; Masoud Khoshsima; Shiva Emami

Volume 2, Issue 2 , February 2023, Pages 135-148


  This paper reviews design of Constellation for independent satellite-based navigation system with Middle East region coverage for regional positioning and augmentation service. Space segment of this constellation is composed of nine satellites in four orbits in such way three satellites have been placed ...  Read More

Original Article software
Lessons Learned and Achievements in Pars1 Satellite Onboard Software Development and Test

Fatemeh SalarKaleji; Parvin Shavandi; Alireza Omranian; Oveys Kazemi; Farzad Emami; shahrokh jalilian; Alireza Khani; Abolfazl Dayyani; Mohammad Sayanjali

Volume 2, Issue 2 , February 2023, Pages 149-157


  PARS1 Satellite is a Remote Sensing satellite with a 3-years mission. Main mission is imaging from earth by three camera named MS, SWIR, TIR. PARS1 OnBoard Software (OBSW) is developed as a performance platform, satellite components control, data management, algorithm management included normal status ...  Read More

Original Article Structure
Two-objective structural optimization of space capsule with thin-walled cylindrical approximation

hassan Naseh; Hadiseh Karimaei; mohammad lesani

Volume 2, Issue 2 , February 2023, Pages 158-170


  In this paper, the structural optimization of a space capsule has been discussed by approximating a thin-walled cylindrical shell with a certain length under the axial compression force and constant lateral pressure. Design variables include the outer diameter and cylinder thickness. The purpose of optimization ...  Read More

Original Article Telecommunication
Approaches to overcome challenges and technology bottlenecks of geostationary orbit high throughput satellite payload antenna

elham sharifi; Arash Ahmadi; Mohammad Fazaelifar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 October 2022


  The antenna of a high throughput satellite payload should generate multiple spot beams simultaneously to provide frequency reuse by creating cellular coverage for the satellite. The phased array antenna is a proper option for this application. In geostationary orbit, the satellite field of view is limited, ...  Read More

reviewed article
Statistical Study of Satellite Constellations and the Cubesat Role

Ehsan Mousivand; Sajjad Ghazanfarinia; Yaser Saffar; Masoud Khoshsima

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 November 2022


  Satellite Constellations are the new approach to achieve the applications that were presumably expected from large and complex satellites. This paper reviews activities and related satellite constellation of about 130 companies and research institutes, showing that Communication Missions (Internet of ...  Read More

Original Article
Pulse-mode Performance Evaluation of a Monopropellant Hydrazine Thruster

mohamad ali amirifar; alireza rajabi; nooredin ghadiri masoom; Zahra Amirsardari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 December 2022


  In this study, the pulse mode performance of a monopropellant hydrazine thruster has been studied. For this purpose, a laboratory sample of a monopropellant hydrazine thruster under atmospheric pressure was fabricated and tested. The thruster catalyst is natively synthesized. The pulse mode performance ...  Read More

Original Article
Reliability Assessment of Power Electronic Converters Using Replicator Neural Networks

Farhad Bagheroskouei

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 February 2023


  Reliability assessment of power converters is extremely important due to the degradation of the converter performance under the thermal and electrical stresses. The space environment is one of the stressful environments for electronic components and equipment due to the range and high speed of temperature ...  Read More