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Questions regarding the van Allen radiation belts around the Earth.

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Measuring properties of Van Allen radiation belts

How are the properties of the Van Allen radiation belts measured or monitored? Below is the link of my question, that leads me to asking this one. One method is mentioned there but there may be others....
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Analyzing Van Allen belt's radiation Dataset

Is it possible for us to somehow get the dataset related to radiation of Van Allen Belt, so as to work upon it and analyze it using AI model. I'm looking for numerical data regarding level of ...
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How Intuitive Machines' engines "crank out unmatched performance in the space domain" allowing "transit of Van Allen belts once, unlike competitors"?

According to https://www.intuitivemachines.com/propulsion LOX/Methane Engines Our LOX/Methane engines are unique for in-space propulsion, in that they offer safety in handling and testing here on the ...
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Sputnik, Van Allen belts

Van Allen belts were discovered/confirmed by the satellite "Explorer", which was launched after Sputnik. If so, was Russia aware of VA radiation belts when they launched Sputnik? If not, how ...
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Can an electrostatic shield provide protection from the Van Allen belt?

Would an electrostatic shield provide enough protection for a crewed space craft to survive in the Van Allen belt for more then an hour?
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Could Laika have survived the Van Allen radiation during the intended duration of her mission?

Laika the dog was the first animal in space, aboard Sputnik 2. According to this answer, her mission was intended for 10 days, but Laika survived only 2 days due to the spacecraft overheating. ...
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Did Sputnik 2 signals received in Australia eventually confirm the Van Allen belts?

According to Wikipedia, there was a missed opportunity to discover the Van Allen radiation belts during Sputnik 2: In Australia, Professor Harry Messel intercepted the signals. Other stations in ...
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What are the cutting edge materials & strategies which could be used for radiation shielding on long-duration missions?

Astronauts on future long-duration missions will be exposed to different kinds of ionizing radiations, Earth's plasmashpere and Van Allens radiation belts, solar flares and galactic cosmic rays. What ...
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Did the Apollo missions fly "over the top" of the Van Allen radiation belts?

In the video The Moon Trees That Flew To The Moon On Apollo 14 after about 08:47 Scott Manley says that Apollo 14 "flew up over the top" of the Van Allen radiation ...
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Is the ISS in danger of the outer radiation belt?

Is the ISS in danger of the outer radiation belt? I know that the ISS is in the low earth orbit and that it briefly passes through the base of the outer RB, but it is actually in danger? How does the ...
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Is Radiation in the Van Allen Belt Anisotropic?

The particle radiation in the Van Allen Belt consists of charged particles (mostly protons in the inner belt, electrons in the outer belt). The charged particles move in helical trajectories along ...
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Can we survive Van Allen belt radiation?

Is it true that it is impossible to survive Van Allen Belt radiation? I mean do humans die on the spot or later in their life with cancer?
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Why did the Tesla Roadster spend time in the Van Allen belt?

Following the Falcon Heavy launch, the second stage + Roadster payload spent a number of hours 'drifting' through the Van Allen belt before performing the burn to put it into its current orbit. Elon ...
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Distance between Kármán Line and Van Allen Belt

What is the distance between the Kármán line and the Van Allen Belt?
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What kinds of radiation hit the ISS?

Does Earth's magnetic field block (or divert) only lower energy radiation while the hardest, high speed heavy ions, run through to LEO? Are the hardest rays dampened? Do the van Allen Belts, not far ...
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Is it still called a Van Allen radiation belt if it's around another planet?

Earth has (at least) 2 radiation belts called the Van Allen belts. Jupiter has similar radiation belt(s). Are they still called Van Allen belts around other planets? Edit: The reason I ask is every ...
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What is the space environment between Van Allen belts like?

Van Allen belts contain high energy electrons and protons, but what about the area between the belts? Is it "regular" space, just like it is past the belts? Anything interesting going on there? "Just"...
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If I spend one day beyond the Van Allen belt in an unshielded craft/spacesuit how much radiation will I be exposed to?

I am guessing it's about the same as having a medical X-ray each day, is this about right?
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Space Elevator Hurdle: Can you ground out the Van Allen belts?

Problem One of the biggest problems of a space elevator concept is that the elevator would have to be centered on the equator, and its tethers would pass through the Van Allen belts that contain super ...
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How quickly do the Van Allen radiation belts degrade solar panels?

I heard the other day that to take cargo from Earth to a Lagrange point or the Moon using solar electric propulsion would be a problem because the Van Allen radiation belts would degrade the solar ...