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August 8–11, 2021
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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DOE puts $9.35 million toward high-energy-density plasma research
The Department of Energy’s Office of Science (DOE-SC) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) on July 27 announced $9.35 million for 21 research projects in high-energy-density laboratory plasmas. High-energy-density (HED) plasma research, originally developed to support the U.S. nuclear weapons program, has applications in astrophysics, fusion power plant development, medicine, nuclear and particle physics, and radioisotope production.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by Executive Panels
Monday, June 14, 2021|12:00–1:45PM (1:00–2:45PM EDT)|Room 10
Jeffrey C. King (Colorado School of Mines)
John Starkey (ANS)
The rapid progress towards the commercial development of space has significantly changed the landscape for the deployment of space nuclear technologies. Where space nuclear power was once the nearly exclusive domain of the Department of Energy and NASA, there is now a commercially driven demand for space nuclear technologies to support private space exploration missions and in-situ resource utilization efforts. In parallel, private companies (both start-ups and long-established reactor vendors) are emerging to meet this demand. This panel will examine the exciting new world of commercial space nuclear technology development. Alan Boyle, contributing editor to GeekWire, will moderate a round table discussion on opportunities for space nuclear power technologies in the context of commercial space development.
Each of the panelists will start with a brief talk about their perspective on space nuclear technologies, followed by a discussion led by the moderator. Finally, the panel will take questions from the audience.
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