ANS Winter Meeting of the ANSTD Division Minutes and Pictures

The American Nuclear Society held its annual Winter Meeting in Anaheim, California and the ANSTD Division held a meeting, technical session, and a tutorial on space radiation. The minutes and pictures from the meetings are posted below. ANSTD – Executive Meeting ANSTD-RPD joint technical session on small reactors, and ANSTD-General ANSTD/RPD/RPSD tutorial on space radiation […]

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2015 IEEE Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference

The 2015 IEEE Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference will be held July 13-17, 2015, at the Marriott Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts. The conference features a technical program consisting of eight to ten technical sessions of contributed papers describing the latest observations in radiation effects, a Short Course on radiation effects offered on July 13, […]

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Why Access To Space Needs To and Is Getting Cheaper

If you look into the night you can see the Moon our nearest neighbor. Humans have been there a few times but we aim to “shoot to the moon” more permanently and sustainably. We can see Mars, a planet which sits in the cross hairs of our exploration with its raw resources and atmosphere which […]

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NETS 2015 Call for Papers is Out

The Nuclear and Emerging Technology for Space or NETS conference is an annual conference that is at the heart of the space nuclear community. The conference this year is at the Albuquerque Marriott in February 23-26. The call for abstracts is up and the due date is October 31. Learn more at the official NETS […]

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May ANSTD Meeting and Upcoming ANS Annual Conference

ANSTD had a recent meeting in May to discuss several topics including the 2015 NETS conference, recent elections, and the upcoming ANS anual conference. The minutes are available below: ANSTD May 2014 Telecom Minutes The upcoming American Nuclear Society annual conference is in Reno, Nevada June 15-18. There will be an ANSTD division meeting on […]

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Space Radiation – Interplanetary Radiation Belts

Written by: Megan Wetegrove In this post, planetary radiation belts are introduced, with special emphasis on Earth’s planetary radiation belts – the Van Allen Belts. Requirements for Planetary Radiation Belts In order for a radiation belt to form around a planet, the planet must have a magnetic field. This magnetic field is able to deflect […]

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Introduction to Space Radiation

Written by: Megan Wetegrove The existence of space radiation plays an important part in planning space missions within low Earth orbit (LEO) and beyond. Space radiation has the potential to negatively impact several aspects of space missions, whether manned or unmanned, within in LEO or farther into space. Radiation can be detrimental to the health […]

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2014 ANSTD Election Results

The results of the 2014 Election for Officiers and Committee Members is available now. The six new elected positions are described below. John Bess works on R&D in nuclear engineering at the Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID. William Saylor is involved in aerospace systems and energy consulting in in Bennett, CO. Laura Sudderth is […]

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Student Letters of Appreciation from the 2013 ANS Winter Meeting

Five ANSTD students, Peter Ryan van den Berg, Alexis Kaplan, Sarah Sarnoski, Louis Ocampo Girado, and Brycen Wendt, attended the ANS Winter Meeting in DC. The ANSTD helped them with their travels to the conference enabling them to present their research without needing to worry about financial issues. The thank you letters are below. Peter […]

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