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Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space (NETS 2023)
May 7–11, 2023
Idaho Falls, ID|Snake River Event Center
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Idaho site achieves spent fuel milestone
At Idaho National Laboratory, Department of Energy leaders joined tribal, state, and local officials; contractors; and workers on March 28 to mark a recent milestone with the state of Idaho nearly 25 years in the making. The milestone was the completion of a spent fuel wet-to-dry project more than nine months ahead of a 1995 Idaho Settlement Agreement deadline.
Powering the Next Era of Space Exploration
We look forward to hosting NETS in May 2023. The venue for this conference is on the west bank of the Snake River, which is one of America's great river systems. For those unfamiliar with Idaho Falls, it is a city of ~60,000 in eastern Idaho. This city has an airport serviced by Delta, American, United and Alaskan with approximately 10-12 flights daily to Seattle, Salt Lake City, Denver, Dallas and Phoenix. NETS 2023 will have a particular focus in a few different areas. One plenary session will be devoted to a historical look at the missions that were nuclear-enabled such as Voyager, New Horizons, Mars 2020, and with an eye towards the future, Dragon Fly. Another plenary session will focus on the future with a closer look at nuclear reactors such as the Advanced Test Reactor and the Transient Test Reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory and the reactor test bed being established for testing small modular and micro-reactors in the next few years. For those who wish to come early or stay an extra day or two to explore nature, two of the greatest national parks (Yellowstone NP and Grand Teton NP) are within a 2-hour drive and may be tempting. Come and experience Idaho Falls with exciting NETS 2023 involvement!
Enhance your visibility at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space (NETS 2023) by becoming a sponsor or exhibitor. Sponsors and exhibitors are recognized on the meeting website and the mobile app. All sponsors will also be acknowledged at the Opening Plenary, in promotional communications, and on signage displayed throughout the meeting. Sponsorship packages are limited, so reserve your package early. View our prospectus for more information.