Characterizing the Moon's radiation environment
Article first published online: 21 MAY 2013
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 94, Issue 21, page 196, 21 May 2013
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2013), Characterizing the Moon's radiation environment, Eos Trans. AGU, 94(21), 196.(
- Issue published online: 21 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 21 MAY 2013
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- lunar radiation environment;
- Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter;
- galactic cosmic rays
The radiation environment near the Moon could be damaging to humans and electronics on future missions. To characterize this potentially hazardous environment, the Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation (CRaTER) on board the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission, which orbits at 50 kilometers above the Moon's surface, measures the radiation that would be absorbed by either electronic parts or human tissue behind the shielding of a spacecraft.