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Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by ANSTD
Thursday, November 19, 2020|9:00–10:45AM (10:00–11:45AM EST)
Jeffrey C. King
Andrew C. Klein
Ashley Jiminian (American Nuclear Society)
Recent developments in space nuclear technologies have led to significant debate about the use of Highly Enriched Uranium in space applications. As part of the American Nuclear Society's (ANS's) role as an advocate for the development and deployment of nuclear technologies that benefit mankind, the Aerospace Nuclear Science and Technology Division (ANSTD) is developing a position statement on the use of Low Enriched Uranium in Space. This position statement will supplement ANS Position Statement 40, Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion Systems.
ANSTD held an information gathering panel session as part of the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting. Based on the information and feedback from that session, ANSTD will present a draft statement at a second panel session at the 2020 Virtual Winter Meeting to solicit further commentary. The panel will consist of two parts, starting with the presentation of the proposed statement, followed by an hour for interested parties to make short presentations, similar to the lightning talk format from the first panel and NETS-2019. The second half of the panel will be an open discussion.
The lightning talk portion of the panel will be open to anyone with an interest in the topic. Interested presenters will have up to 5 minutes to make a short presentation. Slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone wishing to present should send a request for a presentation slot, and a copy of their slides (if applicable) to the Session Organizer, Dr. Jeffrey King (email@example.com), no later than 7 pm EST on November 18, 2020.
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