EXPOSE-R cosmic radiation time profile

Dachev T, Horneck G, Haeder DP, Schuster M, Lebert M (2015)

Publication Status: Published

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2015


Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)

Book Volume: 14

Pages Range: 17-25

Journal Issue: 1

DOI: 10.1017/S1473550414000093


The aim of the paper is to present the time profile of cosmic radiation exposure obtained by the radiation risks radiometer-dosimeter (R3DR) during the ESA exposition facility for EXPOSE-R mission (EXPOSE-R) in the EXPOSE-R facility outside the Russian Zvezda module of the International Space Station (ISS). Another aim is to make the obtained results available to other EXPOSE-R teams for use in their data analysis. R3DR is a low mass and small dimensions automated device, which measures solar radiation in four channels and in addition cosmic ionizing radiation. The main results of cosmic ionizing radiation measurements are: three different radiation sources were detected and quantified: galactic cosmic rays (GCR), energetic protons from the inner radiation belt (IRB) in the region of the South Atlantic anomaly and energetic electrons from the outer radiation belt (ORB). The highest daily averaged absorbed dose rate of 506 mu Gy day (1) came from IRB protons; GCR delivered much smaller daily absorbed dose rates of 81.4 mu Gy day(-1) on average, and ORB source delivered on average a dose rate of 89 mu Gy day(-1). The IRB and ORB daily averaged absorbed dose rates were higher than those observed during the ESA exposition facility for EXPOSE-E mission (EXPOSE-E), whereas the GCR rate was smaller than that measured during the EXPOSE-E mission. The reason for this difference is much less surrounding constructions shielding of the R3DR instrument in comparison with the R3DE instrument.

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Dachev, T., Horneck, G., Haeder, D.-P., Schuster, M., & Lebert, M. (2015). EXPOSE-R cosmic radiation time profile. International Journal of Astrobiology, 14(1), 17-25. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1473550414000093


Dachev, Tsvetan, et al. "EXPOSE-R cosmic radiation time profile." International Journal of Astrobiology 14.1 (2015): 17-25.

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