Lunar radiation dose due to cosmic rays and their secondary particles

K. Hayatsu, Y. Karouji, L. Sihver, Nobuyuki Hasebe

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    Abstract

    To be able to safely perform human activities on the lunar surface, it is very important to assess the radiation environment, including the dose from galactic cosmic Rays (GCRs) and large Solar Energetic Particles (SEPs). Especially, large SPEs are highly hazardous to lunar habitants. In this paper, several SPEs have been evaluated in order to estimate the effective dose equivalent on the lunar surface. Several events give more than 1 Sv without any shield.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
    Pages4084-4088
    Number of pages5
    Volume5
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010 - Prague
    Duration: 2010 Sep 272010 Oct 1

    Other

    Other61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
    CityPrague
    Period10/9/2710/10/1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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    Hayatsu, K., Karouji, Y., Sihver, L., & Hasebe, N. (2010). Lunar radiation dose due to cosmic rays and their secondary particles. In 61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010 (Vol. 5, pp. 4084-4088)