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Space radiation research in Europe: flight experiments and ground-based studies.

Durante, Marco and Reitz, Guenther and Angerer , Oliver (2010) Space radiation research in Europe: flight experiments and ground-based studies. Radiation and Environmental Biophysics, 49 (3), pp. 295-302. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg. DOI: 10.1007/s00411-010-0300-6 . ISSN Online 1432-2099, Print 0301-634X .

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Abstract

Exposure to space radiation has long been acknowledged as a potential showstopper for long-duration manned interplanetary missions. In an effort to gain more information on space radiation risk and to develop countermeasures, NASA initiated several years ago a Space Radiation Health Program, which is currently supporting biological experiments performed at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Accelerator-based radiobiology research in the field of space radiation research is also under way in Russia and Japan. The European Space Agency (ESA) supports research in the field in three main directions: spaceflight experiments on the International Space Station; modeling and simulations of the space radiation environment and transport; and, recently, ground-based radiobiology experiments exploiting the high-energy SIS18 synchrotron at GSI in Germany (IBER program). Several experiments are currently under way within IBER, and so far, beams of C and Fe-ions at energies between 11 and 1,000 MeV/n have been used in cell and tissue targets.

Document Type:Article
Title:Space radiation research in Europe: flight experiments and ground-based studies.
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Durante, MarcoGSI Helmholtzentrum für Schwerionenforschung Biophysics Department, Planckstraße 1, 64291 Darmstadt Germany
Reitz, GuentherUNSPECIFIED
Angerer , OliverESA, ESTEC, HSF-USL Nordwijk The Netherlands
Date:2010
Journal or Publication Title:Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
Refereed publication:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:49
DOI:10.1007/s00411-010-0300-6
Page Range:pp. 295-302
Publisher:Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
ISSN:Online 1432-2099, Print 0301-634X
Status:Published
Keywords:space radiation risk, Space Radiation Health Program, long-duration manned interplanetary missions
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen (old)
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Strahlenbiologie (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kerstin Kopp
Deposited On:01 Sep 2010 11:17
Last Modified:26 Feb 2013 15:02

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