Superconductive Space Radiation Shielding for Exploration Missions
December 1st, 2015

SR2S and Thales Alenia Space are proud to present a one-day workshop entitled "Superconductive Space Radiation Shielding for Exploration Missions" featuring invited review talks by leading representative agencies, companies and research institutes in the area of radiation protection and safety in space.


SR2S Event, Turin, April 9 2014Workshop Agenda

To download the agenda for the day, click here.


How to reach ALTEC

By Car from the airport: After having left the Airport proceed in TORINO Direction, following TANGENZIALE SUD indications (to GENOVA, Traforo del Frejus). Take the exit called Corso REGINA MARGHERITA in TANGENZIALE SUD and after then turn on the right in the MARCHE (the second one) exit, proceed till you reach MARCHE 79.

By train, arriving at Porta Nuova or Porta Susa stations, one has to take the metro and to stop at “FERMI” stop. Click here to visualize the map.



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About The Event

Event Date / Start Time 09-04-2014 9:00 am
Event Date / End Time 09-04-2014 5:30 pm
Cut off date 06-04-2014
Location ALTEC

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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