ADVACAM to help NASA investigate radiation on Moon

Published: 20.05.2021 Related countries:  Indonesia Indonesia

Detectors from Czech company will protect crew against cosmic radiation on the Moon

Czech company ADVACAM will participate in NASA’s mission to the Moon. Its objective is to solve the question of protecting the crew against the adverse effects of cosmic radiation. ADVACAM’s detectors will be transported to the Earth’s natural satellite by Intuitive Machine’s unmanned flight in the first quarter of 2022.

Data will be collected by highly sophisticated ADVACAM MiniPIX TPX3 miniature cameras recoding traces of individual particles of space radiation. ADVACAM's state-of-the-art detectors, which have undergone NASA's highly rigorous certification process for use in extreme space conditions, will face a new challenge – they will not fly inside a spaceship like on the ISS, but will be located on the module's external arm.Data will be collected by highly sophisticated ADVACAM MiniPIX TPX3 miniature cameras recoding traces of individual particles of space radiation.

ADVACAM's state-of-the-art detectors, which have undergone NASA's highly rigorous certification process for use in extreme space conditions, will face a new challenge – they will not fly inside a spaceship like on the ISS, but will be located on the module's external arm. 

The MiniPIX TPX3 detector is the result of collaboration between the Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics at the Czech Technical University in Prague and Switzerland’s CERN. This technology was also developed in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA) for use in space.The MiniPIX TPX3 detector is the result of collaboration between the Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics at the Czech Technical University in Prague and Switzerland’s CERN. This technology was also developed in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA) for use in space.

Source: www.cianews.cz/en

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