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D’Amico appointed Associate Editor for AIAA journal

By Jan Kolmas   November 7, 2014



After a decade of writing and reviewing for the journal, Professor Simone D’Amico — SLAB’s Principal Investigator — was appointed as Associate Editor for the Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics (JGCD) for a three-year term effective 1 January 2015 through 31 December 2017.

Published by the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), JGCD is the leading Journal in the field of aerospace guidance, control, dynamics and orbital mechanics. The competitive and highly regarded journal regularly receives submissions from about 40 countries.

D’Amico reviewed and published many articles in the journal. However, both D’Amico and Prof. Ping Lu, the Editor-in-Chief of JGCD, agreed that quality, not quantity, is most important. D’Amico’s most acclaimed papers were his first article on “Proximity Operations of Formation Flying Spacecraft using an Eccentricity/Inclination Vector Separationas well as his recent works on “Spaceborne Autonomous Formation-Flying Experiment on the PRISMA Mission” and “Noncooperative Rendezvous using Angles-only Optical Navigation: System Design and Flight Results.”  The quality of his reviews has been recognized by four nominations in 2008, 2011, 2012, and 2013 as Excellent Reviewer for the journal.

Lu praised D’Amico for being an excellent and strong contributor. He added that he selects Associate Editors based on their expertise, and D’Amico’s experience in Guidance, Navigation and Control of spacecraft rendezvous and proximity operations are important to the journal in light of increasing numbers of submissions in the domain of space flight.

Dr. Oliver Montenbruck, D’Amico’s colleague and co-author from DLR, was pleased to hear the news and added that D’Amico’s appointment will help maintain the high standards of the journal.


Jan Kolmas is a graduate student in Stanford’s Space Rendezvous Lab