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The energetic particle environment of the solar probe mission: As estimated by the participants of the Solar Probe Environment WorkshopNASA's long-range plan for the study of solar-terrestrial relations includes a Solar Probe Mission in which a spacecraft is placed in an eccentric orbit with perihelion at four solar radii. Possible radiation damage to the spacecraft and mission from energetic particles was discussed at a Solar Probe Environment Workshop which concluded that it would be unlikely for such a spacecraft to suffer fatal radiation damage, although a severe problem exists in limiting the neutron flux from a radioactive power supply enough to allow solar neutrons to be detected.
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Conference Paper
Neugebauer, M.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Fisk, L. A.
(New Hampshire Univ. Berkeley, United States)
Gold, R. E.
(Johns Hopkins Univ. Boulder, Colo., United States)
Lin, R. P.
(California Univ. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Newkirk, G.
(National Center for Atmospheric Research)
Simpson, J. A.
(Chicago Univ.)
Vanhollebeke, M. A. I.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1978
Subject Category
Solar Physics
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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