Space environment specifications

During the early phases of a missions life cycles, the Space Environment and Effects group examine the following environments and their impacts upon the design.


  • Trapped radiation
  • Solar particle events
  • Galactic cosmic rays
  • Micro-meteoroid and space debris
  • Solar UV


  • Dose effects
  • Non-ionising energy loss
  • Solar array degradation
  • Single event effects (SEE)