2015 EU Event - European Parliament, Brussels

On December 1st, 2015, SR2S presented the outcomes of the project at an event hosted by MEP Zanonato.

The event commeced with an introduction by MEP Zanonato, followed by presentations from project coordinator Roberto Battiston (delivered by Riccardo Musenich), Bertrand Baudouy from CEA, Riccardo Musenich from INFN and Eddie Shaw from Carr Communications.

The event also featured the final SR2S project video covering the main outcomes of the project. The video can be viewed below.


Presentations from the Event

pdfRoberto Battiston - "Superconductive Radiation Space Shielding for Exploration Missions"14.13 MB

pdfRiccardo Musenich - "SR2S Industrial Developments and Returns"1.68 MB

pdfBertrand Baudouy - "Technological Achievements of the SR2S Program"1.43 MB

pdfEddie Shaw - "Communicating SR2S Achievements" 5.65 MB


Videos from the Event

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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Current Project Status

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.

Next Project Milestone

The final project review meeting will take place in January 2016. Further information and final project results will be available after this date.

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