Aims & Scope

New Space is the only international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the era of new space innovation, covering academic, industry, and government opportunities for collaboration and advances in commercial space exploration. Featuring world-class content that covers innovative and expanding applications at the intersection of space science, engineering, policy, and business, the Journal encourages the growth of rapidly expanding enterprises and products that will advance knowledge, benefit society and improve the way we live. New Space is the forum in which innovative applications of new space-based technologies and initiatives will be discovered, identified, discussed, and applied.

New Space coverage includes:

  • Leading-edge research in all engineering and technology disciplines supporting private/public space endeavors, including:
       - Commercial cargo and crew services
       - Space tourism
       - Colonization
       - Deep space research
        - Asteroid mining
  • Policy and regulations
  • Mission concepts and business cases
  • Novel technologies enabling new space, such as:
      - Propulsion
      - Materials
      - Vehicle design
  • Spaceflight participant biomedical issues
  • Space traffic management and operations

New Space is under the editorial leadership of Scott Hubbard, Stanford University, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Professor Hubbard has been engaged in space-related research as well as program, project, and executive management for more than 35 years including 20 years with NASA, culminating as Director of NASA’s Ames Research Center. He currently sits on the SpaceX Safety Advisory Panel. Professor Hubbard previously served as the sole NASA representative on the Columbia Accident Investigation Board and was the founder of NASA’s Astrobiology Institute; conceived the Mars Pathfinder mission with its airbag landing and was the manager for NASA’s highly successful Lunar Prospector Mission. Prior to joining NASA, Professor Hubbard was a staff scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has received many honors including NASA’s highest award, the Distinguished Service Medal.

Audience: Private space research labs; Government space agencies and labs; University space research centers; Manufacturers of space vehicles; Propulsion systems manufacturers; Space technologists; Space engineers; Astrophysicists; Computer scientists; Communication technology developers; Biomedical technology developers; among others


COE CSTThe official journal of The Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation (COE CST). COE CST encourages and facilitates the collaboration of world-class scientists and leverages shared resources and capabilities to maximize the synergy amongst government entities, academic partners, and industry affiliates. The nine COE CST member universities are: Florida Institute of Technology (FIT, or Florida Tech), Florida State University (FSU), New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, (NMT, or New Mexico Tech), New Mexico State University (NMSU), Stanford University (SU), University of Central Florida (UCF), University of Colorado at Boulder (CU), University of Florida (UF), and University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB).

Indexed/Abstracted in:

Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI);


Astrophysics Data System;

The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.

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