Project News

In advance of the recent Eucas 2013 conference on Applied Superconductivity (Genova, Italy September 20130, the SR2S team developed a poster to outline the challenges facing the project and avenues of research for potential solutions.

The poster provides information on:

  • the radiation challenges presented by Solar Particle Events and Galactic Cosmic Rays
  • the potential promise in generating a static magnetic field using large superconducting magnets surrounding the spacecraft
  • the use of a toroid shaped magnet and the interaction between the astroparticles and the materials used
  • the maths and computations behind astroparticle motion, the magnet system and the type of conductor to be used.

Click on the thumbnail poster below to enlarge it.

 

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Radiation issues for manned Mars mission

sidebar radiation article

During the rover's cruise to Mars between December 2011 and July 2012, RAD showed that an astronaut would clock up the same radiation dose in a day that the average American receives in a year. If you exclude medical dosages, it would be 10 times more than the average American.

See original article from The Guardian here.

Materials that Halt Hazardous Space Radiation

Radiation has long been an issue when it comes to space travel. In fact, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity recently confirmed previous research on the hazards of space radiation, revealing that radiation levels on the way to the Red Planet are several hundred times higher than the those humans receive on Earth. Now, scientists may have found a way to shield astronauts from the hazards of this radiation.

See original article from Science World Report here.

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Current Project Status

The SR2S project is nearing completion. Project partners presented their technological achievements at the final project dissemination event in Brussels in December 2015. To read more about this event, click here.

Next Project Milestone

The final project review meeting will take place in January 2016. Further information and final project results will be available after this date.

Got a question?

If you have a questions about the SR2S project, why not send us an email and we'll try to reply to your query as soon as possible. You can email us at questions@sr2s.eu

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