|Giant solar flare prominence poses a radiation threat to space travelers|
Trips into deep space and those into the limits of space pose a dangerous threat to astronauts in the form of radiation.
The earth's atmosphere and magneto-sphere helps protect from dangerous radiation from the sun, solar particles, solar flares, xrays, and farther out beyond the solar system - incoming cosmic rays.
Space1 is committed to a perfect safety record and will use space hardened equipment and materials where necessary.
The entire concept of the Safety Rocket is designed to protect astronauts.
Special chosen flight paths using suborbital rockets are conducive to this protection as well.
Even in low Earth orbit, cosmic radiation is nowhere near as harsh as it is elsewhere in the solar system there are benefits from some of the protective effects of the Earth.
Humans will have radiation protection and this includes protecting everything from flight computers to artificial life forms that may also be on board during tourist missions.
The methods of becoming space hardened are not too complicated. For microprocessor chips and boards, and other sensitive devices, small leaflets of lead may be imposed. Water may also surround either occupants or equipment. However, water is heavy and its use is somewhat doubtful.
Another method is the angle of incoming particle rays which will include angular compensation to modify particle dynamics and their trajectories.
A technique known as RM or risk minimization, by limiting the duration of the space flight, can become an important factor as well.
Cosmic radiation originates from various locations in the Universe. HZE particles are the nuclei of heavy elements moving at very high velocities, and are largely created when a star explodes in a supernova. Other high-energy particles are ejected from the sun during events called coronal mass ejections.
SPACE1 TECHNIQUES OF RADIATION PROTECTION
* Lead Lining
* AntiRadiation Fabric
* Particle Dynamic Trajectory
* Hydrogen Block
* Water Lining
* RM Risk Minimization