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Interplanetary Travel and Space Weather: Scientific, Technological and Biological Issues


By: Norma Crosby

250 pages, Illus


Hardback | Aug 2013 | #174287 | ISBN-13: 9783540748779
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The goal of this textbook is to provide an interdisciplinary approach to the subject of space weather, so as to benefit anybody aiming to work in a space related field, be it a scientist, an engineer, a medical doctor or a future manager of a space project. A main introduction is followed by four parts: the space environment, technical and biological effects, mitigation techniques, and mission scenarios. The book aims to improve the quality of traditional space related educational material, taking into consideration the skills required for modern space industry and science. In addition, it is useful for those already working in the space industry.


Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Magnetic Fields in Space Chapter 3: Particles Part II: Technical and Biological Effects Chapter 1: Technological Effects Chapter 2: Biological Issues Part III: Mitigation Techniques Introduction Chapter 1: before Launch Chapter 2: Shielding Chapter 3: Interplanetary Space Weather Forecasting Part IV: Mission Scnearios Chapter 1: The moon Chapter 2: Mission to Mars Phase A Study Projects References.

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Norma Crosby works as a research scientist at the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy in Brussels, Belgium. Her research interests include space weather related topics, solar terrestrial physics and statistical analysis of space and atmospheric data.

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