Recommendations to mitigate against human health risks incurred due to energetic particle irradiation beyond low earth orbit/BLEO

Susan McKenna-Lawlor, Anil Bhardwaj, Franco Ferrari, Nikolay Kuznetsov, Ajay K. Lal, Yinghui Li, Aiko Nagamatsu, Rikho Nymmik, Michael Panasyuk, Vladislav Petrov, Günther Reitz, Lawrence Pinsky, Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Al Masrie Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Al Masrie, Ashok K. Singhvi, Ulrich Straube, Leena Tomi, Townsend Lawrence

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Abstract

An account is provided of the main sources of energetic particle radiation in interplanetary space (Galactic Cosmic Radiation and Solar Energetic Particles) and career dose limits presently utilized by NASA to mitigate against the cancer and non-cancer effects potentially incurred by astronauts due to irradiation by these components are presented. Certain gaps in knowledge that presently militate against mounting viable human exploration in deep space due to the inherent health risks are identified and recommendations made as to how these gaps might be closed within a framework of global international cooperation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-193
Number of pages12
JournalActa Astronautica
Volume109
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Cosmic rays
International cooperation
Health risks
Mountings
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Orbits
Earth (planet)
Irradiation
Radiation

Keywords

  • Galactic Cosmic Radiation/GCR
  • Hard spectrum SEPs
  • Onboard risk management
  • Solar Energetic Particles/SEPs

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  • Aerospace Engineering

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Recommendations to mitigate against human health risks incurred due to energetic particle irradiation beyond low earth orbit/BLEO. / McKenna-Lawlor, Susan; Bhardwaj, Anil; Ferrari, Franco; Kuznetsov, Nikolay; Lal, Ajay K.; Li, Yinghui; Nagamatsu, Aiko; Nymmik, Rikho; Panasyuk, Michael; Petrov, Vladislav; Reitz, Günther; Pinsky, Lawrence; Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Al Masrie, Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Al Masrie; Singhvi, Ashok K.; Straube, Ulrich; Tomi, Leena; Lawrence, Townsend.

In: Acta Astronautica, Vol. 109, 2015, p. 182-193.

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McKenna-Lawlor, S, Bhardwaj, A, Ferrari, F, Kuznetsov, N, Lal, AK, Li, Y, Nagamatsu, A, Nymmik, R, Panasyuk, M, Petrov, V, Reitz, G, Pinsky, L, Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Al Masrie, SMSAM, Singhvi, AK, Straube, U, Tomi, L & Lawrence, T 2015, 'Recommendations to mitigate against human health risks incurred due to energetic particle irradiation beyond low earth orbit/BLEO', Acta Astronautica, vol. 109, pp. 182-193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2014.11.009
McKenna-Lawlor, Susan ; Bhardwaj, Anil ; Ferrari, Franco ; Kuznetsov, Nikolay ; Lal, Ajay K. ; Li, Yinghui ; Nagamatsu, Aiko ; Nymmik, Rikho ; Panasyuk, Michael ; Petrov, Vladislav ; Reitz, Günther ; Pinsky, Lawrence ; Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Al Masrie, Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Al Masrie ; Singhvi, Ashok K. ; Straube, Ulrich ; Tomi, Leena ; Lawrence, Townsend. / Recommendations to mitigate against human health risks incurred due to energetic particle irradiation beyond low earth orbit/BLEO. In: Acta Astronautica. 2015 ; Vol. 109. pp. 182-193.
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