publication . Conference object . 2017

RADIATION PROTECTION FOR HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT

Hellweg, Christine E.; Baumstark-Khan, C.; Berger, Thomas;
German
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
Space is a special workplace not only because of microgravity and the dependency on life support systems, but also owing to a constant considerable exposure to a natural radiation source, the cosmic radiation. Galactic cosmic rays (GCR) and solar cosmic radiation (SCR) are the primary sources of the radiation field in space. Whereas the GCR component comprises all particles from protons to heavy ions with energies up to 10¹¹ GeV, the SCR component ejected in Solar Energetic Particle events (SPE) consists mostly of protons, with a small percentage of heavy ions with energies up to several GeV. In low Earth orbit, the exposure to GCR is ~ 100-250 x higher compared...
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free text keywords: Strahlenbiologie
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Transport Research
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