Accession Number : AD0677812

Title :   RADIATION CONSIDERATIONS FOR A MANNED LUNAR MISSION,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Thompson,Bruce

Report Date : 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : As a support to various predesign studies some of the aspects of the space radiation shielding problems have been reviewed in order to present an order of magnitude weight penalty to the mechanical designer. The initial results indicate that transversal through the belts can be accomplished with a tolerable dose provided modest shielding can be provided. The concept of the emergency inflatable suit is discussed and the weight penalty is estimated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LUNAR CRAFT, *VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT), LUNAR TRAJECTORIES, MANNED SPACECRAFT, DOSE RATE, SHIELDING, SOLAR FLARES, WEIGHT, PRESSURE SUITS, ELECTRONS, PROTONS, GAMMA RAYS

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE