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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Looking for Writers

We are looking for writers for the ANSTD website. We have openings for blog writers, forum moderators, and wiki writers. If you have a background in nuclear and or space technology please send us a message using the Contact Us Page.

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