Space Shield

Space environment is hazardous to spacecraft and astronauts due to the various forms of radiation and charged particles emitted from solar flares. These events pose health risks to people and cause damage to electronics and other features of the spacecraft. The events are irregular in magnitude and frequency and thus a dynamic system is required to shield against it. STFC has developed such a system which uses an actively controlled magnetic field which effectively shields the spacecraft and people and instruments within, from charged particles of energies up to 50 MeV.  



Patent Information:
Country Serial No.
United States US12/990420
European Patent Office 10725230.6
China ZL201080013803
Canada CA2756650
United Kingdom EP10725230.6
Germany EP10725230.6
France EP10725230.6
For Information, Contact:
Elizabeth Bain
IP Manager
STFC Innovations