15 Harden against Space Radiation (Contributed by Dr James K. Woosley)
Some amount of hardening against space radiation is already incorporated into satellite design. However, as we learn more about the space radiation environment and particularly solar Oares, the risk appears to be greater than was first supposed. Future generations of satellites must be shielded or include protective measures against the worst-case radiation loads of the most intense solar flare foreseeable. This hardening will also be helpful in the worst-case event of a nuclear detonation in space.
KeywordsSpace System Space Radiation Satellite Design Solar Storm Single Event Effect
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