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Radiation Analysis for the Human Lunar Return MissionAn analysis of the radiation hazards that are anticipated on an early Human Lunar Return (HLR) mission in support of NASA deep space exploration activities is presented. The HLR mission study emphasized a low cost lunar return to expand human capabilities in exploration, to answer fundamental science questions, and to seek opportunities for commercial development. As such, the radiation issues are cost related because the parasitic shield mass is expensive due to high launch costs. The present analysis examines the shield requirements and their impact on shield design.
Document ID
19970031679
Document Type
Technical Publication (TP)
Authors
Wilson, J. W. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Simonsen, L. C. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Shinn, J. L. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Kim, M. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Dubey, R. R. (Old Dominion Univ. Norfolk, VA United States)
Jordan, W. (Old Dominion Univ. Norfolk, VA United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1997
Subject Category
Solar Physics
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.60:3662
L-17613
NASA-TP-3662
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 199-45-16-11
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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