The latest issue of Military and Aerospace Electronics Magazine features a cover story by Editor in Chief John Keller on the future of human space travel. The article explores the considerations that must be made to transport human cargo into space safely. Single-effects performance is one of the most important factors to figure out when designing space travel equipment. Single-effects events occur when a charged radiation particle impacts an electronic device, causing it to provide inaccurate information. These events can vary and cause minor to severe effects but would likely harm humans aboard a crewed spacecraft. In the article, VPT’s Vice President of Engineering, Leonard Leslie, explains the dangers of single-event effects and the importance of radiation hardened equipment to mitigate risks to any space mission. The complete story on the future of human space travel can be found here.
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