Protecting Astronauts in Space
Space exploration presents a unique set of nuclear radiation risks. Scientists can use specialized radiation detection technology to evaluate the environment and develop methods for protecting astronauts during missions. In addition, detecting levels of radioactivity in collected samples provides invaluable insights into our cosmic surroundings as we venture further beyond Earth's orbit in pursuit of deeper knowledge about our universe.
Custom-designed detectors from Mirion have been used in some of Earth's most fantastic space exploration voyages.
Study Space Weather
Space weather refers to the conditions in space that can affect spacecraft and astronaut safety. Radiation is a significant component of space weather, and advanced radiation detection technology enables scientists to monitor and study space weather conditions. This knowledge can help scientists develop better strategies for predicting and mitigating the effects of space weather on spacecraft and astronauts.
Explore Planetary Environments
Advanced radiation detection technology is essential for investigating planetary environments. Scientists can chart the distribution of radioactive elements across a world's surface, revealing incredible insights into its geological makeup and potential habitability, as well as assess the material composition of samples obtained by space rovers and astronauts.