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  • session 5-C4.10

    Title

    Joint Session on Nuclear Power and Propulsion Systems, and Propellantless Propulsion

    Description

    This session, organized jointly between the Space Power and the Space Propulsion Symposia, addresses all aspects related to nuclear power and propulsion systems for space applications. The session also addresses all types of propellantless propulsion including (but not limited to) solar sails, magnetic sails, laser propulsion, tethers, etc.

    Date

    2023-10-06

    Time

    13:45

    Room

    BCC A8

    IPC members
    • Co-Chair: Dr. Leopold Summerer, European Space Agency (ESA), The Netherlands;

    • Co-Chair: Dr. Christian Bach, Technical University Dresden, Germany;

    • Co-Chair: Ms. Lisa May, Lockheed Martin (Space Systems Company), United States;

    • Rapporteur: Mr. Markus Jaeger, Airbus Defence & Space, Space Systems, Germany;

    • Rapporteur: Mr. Saroj Kumar, University of Alabama in Huntsville, United States;

    papers

    Order

    Time

    Paper title

    Mode

    Presentation status

    Speaker

    Affiliation

    Country

    1

    13:45

    KEYNOTE: Nuclear Thermal Propulsion – Progress and Potential

    30

    confirmed

    Dr. Dale Thomas

    University of Alabama in Huntsville

    United States

    2

    14:15

    Deployment of the large size solar sail

    12

    confirmed

    Prof. Roman Ya. Kezerashvili

    New York City College of Technology, The City University of New York

    United States

    3

    14:27

    Adaptive Orbit Design and Control of Solar Sails in Complex and Uncertain Space Environments

    12

    confirmed

    Ms. Jixin Ding

    School of Astronautics, Beihang University

    China

    4

    14:39

    Application of Nuclear Power and Propulsion Systems of High Power Level for Space Transportation

    13

    confirmed

    Dr. Alexander Solodukhin

    Keldysh Research Center

    Russian Federation

    5

    14:52

    Layout Optimization and Unloading Strategy for Solar Sails using Reflectivity Control Device

    12

    confirmed

    Dr. Guanwei He

    National University of Defense Technology

    China

    6

    15:04

    Recent Progress on Nuclear Fuel Testing Capabilities in the MIT Reactor Facility

    12

    confirmed

    Mr. Roger X. Lenard

    LPS

    United States

    7

    15:16

    Application of the Reliability-Driven Design and Test Methodology to Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Systems

    12

    confirmed

    Ms. Samantha Rawlins

    University of Alabama in Huntsville

    United States

    8

    15:28

    Development of a high power Nuclear Electric Propulsion System for interplanetary missions

    12

    confirmed

    Mr. Thomas Munro-O'Brien

    University of Southampton

    United Kingdom

    9

    15:40

    Research Progress toward Engineering Feasibility of the Centrifugal Nuclear Thermal Rocket

    12

    confirmed

    Dr. Dale Thomas

    University of Alabama in Huntsville

    United States

    10

    15:52

    System Design Optimization for a Centrifugal Nuclear Thermal Rocket

    12

    confirmed

    Mr. Mitchell Schroll

    Propulsion Research Center, University of Alabama in Huntsville

    United States

    11

    16:04

    Beyond Science Fiction: A Comprehensive Study of Nuclear Fusion Propulsion

    12

    withdrawn

    Ms. Rachel Reuben

    Virginia Tech

    United States

    12

    16:16

    Sub-scale demonstration of an axial pulsed magnetic nozzle for nuclear propulsion systems

    12

    confirmed

    Dr. Nathan Schilling

    Kyushu University

    United States