Radiation hardened composites
The topic of the mission is to verify the aging properties of the new radiation shielding material.
Shielding material is developed by Czech companies 5M and TTS. This new construction material is composite covered by multilayer metallization. The newly developed material should provide better radiation shielding.
Material properties to be measured on the orbit:
- Effectiveness of radiation shielding,
- Mechanical properties,
- Thermal properties,
- Volatiles (outgassing).
The material is supposed to be used in the future as shielding material for satellites, spacecraft or habitats in the space, the Moon and Mars.