2015 Workshop - CEA Saclay, France

On June 17th, 2015, SR2S and CEA presented a one-day workshop entitled "Superconducting Magnet Technology for Space" featuring invited review talks by leading representative agencies, companies and research institutes.

Project coordinator, Roberto Battiston chaired the workshop and SR2S project partners presented the progress of the SR2S project to participants in the workshop. Topics that were discussed included:

  • The current challenges of going to space and space exploration
  • The need for superconducting magnets for radiation protection in space
  • Technologies (quench protection, low power cryo -cooling, efficient thermal insulation, low weight high performance superconducting cables)  which would  require industrial development
  • The characteristics of  SR2S magnetic designs
  • A detailed study of radiation dose simulation during deep space missions


Presentations from the Workshop

pdfWelcome Speech by Bertrand Baudouy4.48 MB

pdfWorkshop Introduction by Professor Roberto Battiston4.44 MB

pdfBrief History – Challenge of Going to Space by Akira Yamamoto7.06 MB

pdfMagnetic Compensation Of Gravity by Lionel Quettier1.24 MB

pdfMonte Carlo Simulations Of Active Shielding Systems In The SR2S Project by Marco Vuolo and Martina Giraudo4.11 MB

pdfThe Thermal Management of SR2S by Francesco Zanetti5.98 MB

pdfBrain imaging at the meso- and cellular scales using ultra-high field (UHF) MRI by Cyril Poupon7.13 MB

pdfThe Need Of Superconducting Magnets For Space Applications by Chiara La Tessa7.07 MB

pdfLarge terrestrial SC magnets: from Atlas to SR2S by Pasquale Fabbricatore3.58 MB

pdfSpace Exploration / Colonisation Programmes by Maria Antonietta Perino3.82 MB


Workshop Agenda

To download a PDF agenda for the day, click here.

Radiation issues for manned Mars mission

sidebar radiation article

During the rover's cruise to Mars between December 2011 and July 2012, RAD showed that an astronaut would clock up the same radiation dose in a day that the average American receives in a year. If you exclude medical dosages, it would be 10 times more than the average American.

See original article from The Guardian here.

Materials that Halt Hazardous Space Radiation

Radiation has long been an issue when it comes to space travel. In fact, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity recently confirmed previous research on the hazards of space radiation, revealing that radiation levels on the way to the Red Planet are several hundred times higher than the those humans receive on Earth. Now, scientists may have found a way to shield astronauts from the hazards of this radiation.

See original article from Science World Report here.

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The SR2S project is nearing completion. Project partners presented their technological achievements at the final project dissemination event in Brussels in December 2015. To read more about this event, click here.

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