Pushing the Exploration Frontier
Congratulations to the New Horizons Pluto Probe
The Aerospace Nuclear Science & Technology Division (ANSTD) was founded in 2008, evolving from a technical group that was established in 2000. ANSTD was created to play an important role in the nuclear community by promoting the advancement of knowledge in the use of nuclear science and technologies in aerospace applications. Since its creation, ANSTD has grown to become a large division of more than 500 members (about 5% of all American Nuclear Society members).
The Aerospace Nuclear Science & Technology professional division was established to promote the advancement of knowledge in the use of nuclear science and technologies in the aerospace application.
Specialized nuclear-based technologies and applications are needed to advance the state-of-the-art in aerospace design, engineering and operations to explore planetary bodies in our solar system and beyond, plus enhance the safety of air travel, especially high speed air travel.
Areas of interest will include but are not limited to the creation of nuclear-based power and propulsion systems, multifunctional materials to protect humans and electronic components from atmospheric, space, and nuclear power system radiation, human factor strategies for the safety and reliable operation of nuclear power and propulsion plants by non-specialized personnel and more.
Minutes from the 2017 ANS Winter Meeting in Washington D.C.
The 2017 American Nuclear Society Conference was held in Washington D.C. in November. The minutes from the meeting are available in the following link. ANSTD Minutes ANS November 2017
NETS 2017 Proceedings Now Available
The Proceedings of NETS 2017 are now available for download! Please visit the Conference Archives page to download it and make use of these new resources while you're there!
ANS Winter Meeting Minutes
The minutes for the ANS Winter Meeting are Posted here :ANSTD Minutes ANS November 2015.
Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space 2016 Call for Papers
The Nuclear and Emerging Technologies (NETS) conference is being held in at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama from February 22nd - 25th. There is now an active call for papers for the conference with abstracts due October 30th. Call for Papers The...
The Proceedings of NETS-2015 are Now Available for Download
In conjunction with the release of our new Conference Archives page, the Proceedings of NETS-2015 are now available for download! Please visit the Conference Archives page to download it and make use of these new resources while you're there!
Space Exploration with Radioisotope Power
How do you provide power to spacecraft in the deep reaches of space far from the sun? For the past 50 years the United States has been using radioisotope thermal generators (RTG). Deep space missions using RTGs include the Voyager Spacecraft that was launched in 1977...
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...
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...
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...
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...