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Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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TerraPower partners with UEC for uranium supply
TerraPower and Uranium Energy announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to “explore the potential supply of uranium” for TerraPower’s demonstration reactor in Kemmerer, Wyo.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022|1:30–3:30PM EDT|Calypso
Lee S. Mason (NASA)
Michael B. Smith (ORNL)
Mike Houts (NASA)
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Fusion Propulsion in 2022: Where We Are and Where We Are Going
Stephen Samples (Aerospace Corp.)
Ideas for Infusing OSAM into Nuclear Electric Propulsion Architectures
Julia Cline (NASA Langley Research Center), John Dorsey (NASA Langley Research Center), David Kang (NASA Langley Research Center), Bill Doggett (NASA Langley Research Center), Danette Allen (NASA Langley Research Center)
Mission Assurance for a Nuclear Thermal Propulsion First Flight Vehicle
Sophonias Teshome (Aerospace Corp.), Roland Duphily (Aerospace Corp.), Norman Lao (Aerospace Corp.)
Presented by Randy Bell (Aerospace Corp.)
Space Environment Neutron Production in Space Nuclear Reactors
W. Randy Bell (Aerospace Corp.), T. Paul O'Brien (Aerospace Corp.), Mark Looper (Aerospace Corp.), Eric Davis (Aerospace Corp.)
Aerogel Supported Fission Fragment Rocket Engine Core
Ryan Weed (Positron Dynamics), Matthew Horsley (LLNL), George Chapline (LLNL)
Material and Modal Analysis of the Rotating Cylinders and Turbine Blades of NASA's Centrifugal Nuclear Thermal Rocket
Tristan Carter (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center), Manav Dave (UAH Propulsion Research Center)
Application of Improved Heat Exchanger Geometry to Nuclear Thermal Rocket Engines
Spencer Christian (Ohio State), Casey Ruckman (Ohio State), Jacob Stonehill (Ohio State), Preston Williams Jr. (Ohio State), Caleb Whitacre (Ohio State), John M. Horack (Ohio State)
Non-Uniform Heating Impact on Specific Impulse in Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Engines
Spencer Christian (Ohio State), John M. Horack (Ohio State)
Coverage to Launch: Updating Nuclear Liability Laws to Empower Development of Space Technologies
Sid Fowler (Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman), Jeffrey S. Merrifield (Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman), Vince C. Zabielski (Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman)
Development of a Nuclear Thermal Rocket I&C Testbed
Brandon Wilson (ORNL), Hayden Sutton (Univ. Tennessee, Knoxville), Bart Murphy (ORNL), N. Dianne Bull Ezell (ORNL)
An Extremely High Isp Spacecraft Propulsion System
Lawrence Forsley (Global Energy Corp.), Theresa Benyo (NASA Glenn Research Center), Pamela Mosier-Boss (Global Energy Corp.), Leonard Dudzinski (NASA Headquarters)
Anti-Criticality Assessments for the Government Testing Reference NTP Design
Mike Savela (BWXT Advanced Technologies), Daniel Newell (BWXT Advanced Technologies), Patrick Hunt (BWXT Advanced Technologies), Randall Paliga (BWXT Advanced Technologies), Matthew Ales (BWXT Advanced Technologies), Shane Stimpson (BWXT Advanced Technologies)
Alpha Particle Propulsion for Overtaking Voyger-1 in 40 years
Naoyuki Takaki (Tokyo City Univ.), Hiroki Yaguchi (Tokyo City Univ.), Yuki Sakurai (Tokyo City Univ.), Keigo Hasegawa (Tokyo City Univ.)
Abeona: Nuclear-Electric Propulsion Vehicle for Missions to Neptune and Outer Planets
Geoffrey A. Landis (NASA Glenn Research Center), Steven R. Oleson (NASA Glenn Research Center)
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