Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets
Disciplineaerospace engineering, rocketry, hypersonics, spaceflight
Edited byOlivier de Weck
Publication details
1.808 (2021)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Spacecr. Rockets
ISSN0022-4650 (print)
1533-6794 (web)

The Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets is a bi-monthly (six issues per year) peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. It covers the science and technology of spaceflight, satellite and mission design, missile design, and rockets. The editor-in-chief is Olivier de Weck (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). It was established in 1964.

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2021 impact factor of 1.808.[7]


The journal was published bimonthly from the beginning. Prior editors have been:


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