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Research and Development

The Research and Development (R&D) site is sub-divided into the main research area's of the Space Environment and Effects (TEC-EES) section. Clicking on a R&D link will provide the reader more information on the topic.

Radiation environment, effects and experiments:

  • Models of the Earth's Radiation Belts
  • Radiation Environment Research with Multiple Monitors

Dedicated to instrument design:

For more Research & Development activities, related to radiation analysis, please visit the radiation shielding and effects page

Micro-meteoroids and space debris environment, effects, and experiments:

Plasma environment, effects and experiments:

Atmospheres & planetary environments, effects, and experiments:

Atomic Oxygen environment, effects and experiments:

  • Updated Atomic Oxygen Analysis Tool

Contamination environment, effects and experiments:

Other Related Links

Some internal research is done, often with the support of Stagiaires, Research Fellows or Young Graduate Trainees.

The Space Environment Standard ECSS-E-10-04 was prepared by a working group under the responsibility of the section.

We have been investigating establishment of a European Space Weather Applications Programme. Currently a pilot project with many space weather applications is running. Previous studies have looked at the user requirements and possible space segment architectures.

We are always keen to have the views of the European space community (especially industry) and others on the directions we should pursue.

Refer to ESA's EMITS system for intended Invitations to Tender. If you have comments or ideas concerning technology research in the space environments and effects area, please feel free to e-mail E. Daly. Inputs from member state organisations are particularly welcome.



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