Nato Science Series A:

Biological Effects and Physics of Solar and Galactic Cosmic Radiation Part B

Editors: Swenberg, Charles E., Horneck, Gerda, Stassinopoulous, E.G. (Eds.)

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Space missions subject human beings or any other target of a spacecraft to a radiation environment of an intensity and composition not available on earth. Whereas for missions in low earth orbit (LEO), such as those using the Space Shuttle or Space Station scenario, radiation exposure guidelines have been developed and have been adopted by spacefaring agencies, for exploratory class missions that will take the space travellers outside the protective confines of the geomagnetic field sufficient guidelines for radiation protection are still outstanding. For a piloted Mars mission, the whole concept of radiation protection needs to be reconsidered. Since there is an increasing interest of many nations and space agencies in establishing a lunar base and lor exploring Mars by manned missions, it is both, timely and important to develop appropriate risk estimates and radiation protection guidelines which will have an influence on the design and structure of space vehicles and habitation areas of the extraterrestrial settlements. This book is the result of a multidisciplinary effort to assess the state of art in our knowledge on the radiation situation during deep space missions and on the impact of this complex radiation environment on the space traveller. It comprises the lectures by the faculty members as well as short contributions by the students given at the NATO Advanced Study Institute "Biological Effects and Physics of Solar and Galactic Cosmic Radiation" held in Armacao de Pera, Portugal, 12-23 October, 1991.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Radiation Environment During the Long Space Mission (Mars) Due to Galactic Cosmic Rays

    Pissarenko, N. F.

    Pages 1-14

  • Influence of the Geomagnetic Field and of the Solar Activity Cycle on the Cosmic Ray Energy Spectrum

    Beaujean, R.

    Pages 15-35

  • History of Energetic Solar Protons for the Past Three Solar Cycles Including Cycle 22 Update

    Shea, M. A. (et al.)

    Pages 37-71

  • Origins and Effects of Solar Flares

    Rust, D. M.

    Pages 73-87

  • Prediction of Solar Particle Events for Exploration Class Missions

    Heckman, G.

    Pages 89-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biological Effects and Physics of Solar and Galactic Cosmic Radiation Part B
Editors
  • Charles E. Swenberg
  • Gerda Horneck
  • E.G. Stassinopoulous
Series Title
Nato Science Series A:
Series Volume
243B
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-2916-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-2916-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-6265-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 939
Topics