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Radiation Monitor Plots the South Atlantic Anomaly

TechDemoSat-1 payload helps pave the way for future missions
Data from the radiation monitor onboard TechDemoSat-1
TechDemoSat-1’s radiation monitor collects information on total ionizing dose, dose rate, and particle flux (protons and heavy ions). The image shows particle count data overlaid on Google Earth to show the South Atlantic Anomaly where the inner Van Allen belt intersects most closely to the Earth. Radiation monitors flown on Surrey missions allow us to characterize the radiation environment our satellites experience in orbit so that we can qualify commercial-off-the-shelf components for future space missions.

One of the next Surrey missions that will fly the radiation monitor is OTB. Read more about how this payload will perform on this mission. 


29 January 20160 Comments1 Comment

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