Protecting Astronauts in Space is a Real Priority
8 June 2015: On 17th June, EU funded FP7 project SR2S (Space Radiation Superconducting Shield) will host a one day workshop on the theme of ‘Superconducting Magnet Technology for Space’. This workshop will take place in the CEA Institute in Paris, France. The workshop is being organised and facilitated by project partners CEA with the support from the SR2S project coordinator, INFN and the project’s dissemination partner, Carr Communications.
Speaking in advance of the workshop, SR2S project coordinator, Professor Roberto Battiston, INFN and President of the Italian Space Agency said:
“This one day workshop is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the research and development findings of the SR2S project to leading academics and scientists. SR2S has provided innovative technology prototypes for the protection of astronauts during long duration deep space missions and these will be highlighted at the workshop.”
Project coordinator, Roberto Battiston will chair the workshop and SR2S project partners will present the progress of the SR2S project to participants in the workshop. Topics to be discussed include:
- The current challenges of going to space and space exploration
- The need for superconducting magnets for radiation protection in space
- Technologies (quench protection, low power cryocooling, efficient thermal insulation, low weight high performance superconducting cables) which would require industrial development
- The characteristics of SR2S magnetic designs,
- A detailed study of radiation dose simulation during deep space missions
Workshop organizer, Dr Bertrand Baudouy of CEA said:
“I am confident that the upcoming SR2S workshop in Saclay will be very fruitful. The workshop will facilitate a discussion on the challenges of superconductivity for space application by some of the world’s leading global experts in this field. It will also be an opportunity for the SR2S partners to present their advancements in the design of this ground breaking active shielding magnet.”
Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear contributions from scientists and companies working in the domain of applied superconductivity for space applications with a special focus on superconducting magnets. All of these technical developments are seeking to protect astronauts during deep space missions.
The SR2S project will end in December 2015. However, the success of this project will provide a pathway for the further development of the protective shield for astronauts which should be launched in the market within the next 2 decades.
For more information about the SR2S project you can visit our website: www.sr2s.eu
For more information contact:
Orlaith Mc Carthy, Account Manager, Carr Communications
Phone: 00353 87 9757239