New Editor-in-Chief Appointed for Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets Written 19 January 2017


New Editor-in-Chief Appointed for Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets

On 12 January 2017, AIAA President James Maser formally appointed Dr. Hanspeter Schaub as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (JSR). Dr. Schaub was selected from an outstanding pool of applicants, and becomes the tenth editor-in-chief of the journal. Schaub succeeds Dr. Robert Braun, who has served as editor-in-chief of JSR since 2014.

Hanspeter Schaub is an exceptional aerospace engineering researcher, educator, and leader. He is a prolific author of journal and conference papers, and he is the primary author, along with John Junkins, of the popular textbook, Analytical Mechanics and Space Systems, published in the AIAA Education Series and winner of the Summerfield Book Award. He has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, and other journals, and is an editorial advisory board member for the AIAA Education Series.

Dr. Schaub holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University. Currently Schaub is the Alfred T. and Betty E. Look Professor of Engineering and Associate Chair of Graduate Affairs in the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research and Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department at University of Colorado Boulder. He is also the Director of the Autonomous Vehicle Systems Laboratory doing research in relative motion sensing and dynamics and control of aerospace systems. He is an AIAA Associate Fellow and a Fellow of the American Astronautical Society.