- July 8, 2017
NASA Investigates Space Radiation with Miniaturized Particle Telescope
The Miniaturized Particle Telescope (MPT) is a radiation detector that NASA developed in cooperation with a private company ADVACAM s.r.o.
Radiation is one of the most detrimental environmental factors in space, and has the potential to harm astronauts and spacecraft crossing its path.
The MPT can characterize charged particles and provide information that can more accurately determine the impact of radiation on human organs.
The Miniaturized Particle Telescope is much more compact than systems previously used. It can be held in your hand, and uses two USB connections to a laptop for power, data acquisition and synchronization.