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Space Radiation Superconductive Shield

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 313224

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 774 567,84

  • EU contribution

    € 1 995 853,44

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy

Objective

Long duration permanence in deep space or on the surface of planet not protected by a thick atmosphere and/or magnetosphere represent a challenge which remains, as today, unsolved. Long time exposure to Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR) and Solar Energetic Particles (SEP) is thought to cause a significant increase in the probability of various type of cancers. Means to adequately shield the astronauts from the ionizing radiation are required in order to realistically plan for exploration missions to Mars, Near Earth Asteroids or for setting on the Moon surface. This study will explore the feasibility of a superconducting magnetic shield, comparing the various possible magnetic configurations and analyzing its merits as well the challenges of this
approach. It also include the development of some key abilitating technologies to be used to build such a spacecraft shield.

Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Address

Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 559 207,60

Administrative Contact

Roberto Battiston (Prof.)

Participants (6)

CGS SPA COMPAGNIA GENERALE PER LO SPAZIO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 247 700,04

COLUMBUS SUPERCONDUCTORS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 225 846,30

THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 154 214,50

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 452 475

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 233 360

Carr Communications Limited

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 123 050

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 313224

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 774 567,84

  • EU contribution

    € 1 995 853,44

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy