HZE Particle Radiation Studies Aboard Kosmos 782

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A joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. investigation of high charge and energy (HZE) particle radiation was carried out on the Kosmos 782 biosatellite using plastic nuclear track detectors. HZE particle radiation inside the satellite was found to be strongly anisotropic, with flux values ranging from 0.13 to 5.15/cm2 day. The integral LET spectrum of HZE particles inside Kosmos 782 was similar to Skylab, both exhibiting a sharp decrease toward high LET values. Surprisingly few cosmic-ray Fe nuclei were measured inside Kosmos 782, possibly due to fragmentation in spacecraft materials.

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