Chinese Space Science and Technology，sponsored by China Academy of Space Technology， is an academic and technical journal which introduces Chinese spacecraft engineering technology thoroughly and systematically. Marshal Nie Rongzhen, former vice chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China was much concerned about this journal. The first publication of this journal was published in June.1981. Marshal Nie Rongzhen himself inscribed for the journal and also expressed his best wishes as “Rapid development for Chinese space science and technology, Great achievements for comrades”.
The purpose of the journal is to “communicate scientific research achievements, explore advanced technology, activate academic research, encourage the growth of elites, and serve space undertaking”. The goal of the journal is to make Chinese Space Science and Technology one of the top domestic academic technology journals. This journal complies with the guideline that is “to let a hundred flowers blossom, to let a hundred schools of thought contend”. Academic democracy is encouraged and academic researches and discussions are carried out in this journal. We should try our best to make this journal as an important carrier for the personnel of Chinese space science and technology to publish their research achievements, to have academic communication with each other, and to explore advanced technology. We should also try our best to make this journal as an important window to propagandize and show the academic achievements of Chinese space science and technology, and also as a “bridge” or “link” for communications among personnel who engage in scientific researches in space technology areas.
The content of the contribution is focused on research paper, technical report, special discussion, technological review and so on, which comprehensively report research achievements, technological creativities, academic comments and experience summaries of Chinese space science and technology, as well as academic discussion of Chinese space science and technology development strategies. The journal covers system and subsystem technologies of spacecraft, and sounding rockets, astrodynamics, TT&C, spacecraft re-entry and return technology, space electronics, telemetry, space energy, space communication, space navigation and positioning, space environment engineering, space materials and technology, space medicine and medical engineering, integrated tests, spacecraft engineering management, space technology applications and space technology development trend, etc.
The readers of this journal are focused on researcher, technicians and engineers, technology managers who engage in spacecraft engineering, as well as personnel in space technology application departments, teachers and students of related majors in colleges and universities, or other persons who are interest in space technology.
For forty years, this journal has been rewarded as excellent academic and technical journal of space industry for five times; excellent technical journal of national defense industry for twice; excellent technical journal of Beijing for once. It also got second prize in the 2nd National Excellent Technology Journal Competition, which was organized by Propaganda Department of the CPC Central Committee, National Press and Publication Bureau and National Technology Committee in 1997. It was also got its place in “Chinese Journal Phalanx” and “two hundred excellent journals” in 2000.
It is selected as one of the 300 superexcellence of the academic and technical journals of China; as well as one of the core source of the academic and technical journals of China. Chinese Space Science and Technology has been compiled in A Guide to Core Journals of China. It is also listed in Statistic Citation Source of aeronautic and astronautic fields, Chinese Science Citation Database and Statistic Source. It is ranked by CSA as one of the core source journals. As a well-known academic and technical journal which introduces Chinese space technology development, it has been compiled by many domestic and foreign abstracts and searching systems.