New Technology Is Being Developed to Protect Astronauts From Deep Space Radiation

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Published on June 27, 2022 - Duration: 01:30s

New Technology Is Being Developed to Protect Astronauts From Deep Space Radiation

New Technology Is Being Developed to, Protect Astronauts From, Deep Space Radiation.

Engadget reports that of all the ways space can prove deadly, radiation poses one of the biggest challenges.

As a result, international space agencies have been working to develop advanced protection for the astronauts of tomorrow.

The European Commission's Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) is developing a new method based on Earth's magnetosphere.

The European Commission's Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) is developing a new method based on Earth's magnetosphere.

The team at CORDIS is working to develop a magnetic force field small enough to fit on a spaceship.

The Space Radiation Superconducting Shield (SR2S) is capable of producing a magnetic field over 3,000 times more powerful than Earth's.

The prototype coil is designed to quantify the effectiveness of the superconducting magnetic shielding technology, Bernardo Bordini, coordinator of CERN activity in the framework of the SR2S project, via Engadget.

Engadget reports that the team does not anticipate its new tech to be ready for another decade or two.

Meanwhile, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Astronomy are developing their own version of a magnetic force field.

The Cosmic Radiation Extended Warding using the Halbach Torus (CREW HaT) project utilizes the same concept but with a new approach.

Dr. Elena D'Onghia, a UWM associate professor and lead author, says CREW HaT uses , “new superconductive tape technology, a deployable design, and a new configuration for a magnetic field that hasn't been explored before."


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