Call for Papers is Open

Download the Call for Papers

NETS has an open call for Papers and Lightning Talks


Paper Templates have been posted below.


Traditional technical paper and podium presentation.

3-5 page technical paper

15 Minute presentation

Deadline Extended to November 12th

23:59 PDT (UTC-7) Last Paper Extension

Outstanding papers will be invited for a special journal issue

Paper Template

(thanks to Vishal Patel for the LateX template)

Lightning Talks

Summary talks to introduce interesting ideas and current progress.

1 paragraph summary abstract

5 minute presentation

Due December 3rd

23:59 PDT (UTC-7)

Limited number of slots

Q&A after all talks are finished

Paper Submission Is Now Live

Soliciting for Papers and Lightning Talks in the Following Categories

Track 1: Emerging Technologies in Space
– Data Analytics
– Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
– Additive Manufacturing
– New Launch Opportunities for Small Payloads
– CubeSat and SmallSat Exploration Vehicles and Mission Concepts
– Constellations and Distributed Systems
– In-Situ Resource Utilization
Track 2: Mission Concepts and Logistics
– Spacecraft Concepts and Designs
– Launch Opportunities and Logistics
– Future Mission Concepts and Tech Development Needs
– Infrastructure and Capabilities
– Lessons Learned
Track 3: Space Nuclear Policy
– Commercial Use of Space Nuclear Systems
– Legal, Regulatory, and Political Environments
– Public-Private Partnerships
– International and Public Considerations
Track 4: Space Reactors
– Nuclear Thermal Propulsion
– Mars and Lunar Power
– Space Vehicle Power
– Fuel Production and Processing
– High-Temperature Materials and Alloys
– Systems Design and Testing
– Modeling and Simulation
– Fusion
Track 5: Radioisotope Power Systems
– Isotope Production and Processing
– Component and System Testing
– R&D Using Surrogate Materials
– Advanced Design Concepts and Development
– High-Temperature Materials
– Radiation Tolerance and Materials Testing
Track 6: Energy Conversion Technology and Development
– Radiation Effects and Impacts
– Thermal Management
– Power Management and Distribution
– Radiator Concepts, Design, and Testing
– Static Conversion Devices
– Dynamic Conversion Devices
– Advanced Energy Conversion Materials