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Call for Papers

NETS is the premier annual gathering of individuals from NASA, policy makers, national laboratories, industry and academia for discussions on space nuclear power and propulsion as well as new and emerging technologies for space exploration capabilities.

NETS 2021 is sponsored by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and will be held from April 26th-30th, 2021. This conference will be held virtually so that the entire NETS community may participate in this exciting meeting. A registration page will be made available soon.

The theme for the NETS 2021 meeting is: Back to the moon and beyond through advancing nuclear technologies and innovation. There are 4 technical tracks that are open for standard fifteen minute podium presentations. Track details are found below.

The NETS 2021 submission deadline has been officially extended to Friday, February 19th (2/19/2021)

In past NETS conferences we allowed multiple extensions, this will be the only extension for NETS 2021.

Please plan accordingly.

You can make your submission(s) for NETS 2021 by following the link below.

Thank you for your patience and participation.

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  • Track 1: Radioisotopes and Power Conversion Systems
  • Track 2: Nuclear Fission Power and Propulsion
  • Track 3: Mission Concepts and Policy for Nuclear Space Systems
  • Track 4: Advanced and Emerging Technologies for Nuclear Space Applications

Authors of select summaries will be invited to submit full length papers to a special edition of Nuclear Technology.

Also, back by popular demand! Lightning Talks. Submit a brief abstract (limit 350 words) to be considered for a five minute talk to introduce interesting ideas and share progress on exciting developments.

Lightning talk abstract submissions due February 12th, 2021.

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