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Space Radiation Superconductive Shield

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.

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2012-1
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Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Italy

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Roberto Battiston (Prof.)
EU contribution
€ 559 207,60

Participants (6)

OHB ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 247 700,04
Address
Via Gallarate 150
20151 Milano

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emanuele Monchieri (Mr.)
Columbus Superconductors SpA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 225 846,30
Address
Via Delle Terre Rosse 30
16133 Genova

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Silvia Brisigotti (Mrs.)
THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 154 214,50
Address
Via Saccomuro 24
00131 Roma

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enrico Gaia (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 452 475
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bertrand Baudouy (Dr.)
ORGANISATION EUROPEENNE POUR LA RECHERCHE NUCLEAIRE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 233 360
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneve 23

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Svetlomir Stavrev (Dr.)
CARR COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 123 050
Address
24 Fitzwilliam Place
A96 PR60 Dublin

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eddie Shaw (Mr.)