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.
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...
2014 ANSTD Election Results
The results of the 2014 Election for Officers 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...
Pictures from the ANS Winter Conference
The ANSTD executive board held a meeting at the ANS Winter Conference. The pictures from the meeting are below.
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...
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.
Paper Call 2014 NETS Conference – Due by January 15th
The annual topical meeting of the ANSTD is occuring on February 24 – 26, 2014. Technical Abstracts are due by January 15th. To submit an abstract go to the NETS 2014 website .
2014 American Nuclear Society Summer Meeting
The 2014 American Nuclear Society Summer meeting is in Reno Nevada June 15 - 19 2014. The ANSTD will hold a meeting in conjunction. Technical abstracts are due by January 10, 2014. ANS Winter Meeting Information
2014 Nuclear and Emerging Technology for Space Topical Meeting
The next ANSTD Topical Meeting is February 24 – 26, 2014 at the Infinity Science Center, a NASA visitor Center in Mississippi. The paper call is open until January 15th. More information is available at the conference website. 2014 NETS Conference Website
New Site Under Construction
A new ANSTD website is under construction and will be completed by the middle of January.