Splinter - Spacecraft, Aircraft and Launcher Environments

McKenna-Lawlor, Susan - Space Technology Ireland, IRELAND
Thursday November 21st, 2013, 17:15-18:45

The Spacecraft, Aircraft and Launcher Environments Topical Group (SALE) was formed to act as a conduit between the space weather community and ESA providing, in particular, inputs on matters concerning space weather effects on spacecraft, aircraft and launchers as well as accounts of related services. The space environments considered include: plasma, particle radiation, electromagnetic radiation and micro-particles. Effects taken into account include electrostatic discharges (ESD); electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) issues; single event upsets (SEUs) in electronic components and subsystems; dose effects on living cells etc.
The program of our Splinter Meeting in 2013 will include contributions on the above topics from ESA and DLR as well as a presentation from the Chair (S. McKenna-Lawlor) on Energetic Particle radiation problems attending manned flight in deep space. News concerning relevant ESA and EU topics will also be presented. A draft program will shortly appear on the SALE Website on the European Space Weather Portal.

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