Timepix in NASA's Orion Rocket

In December 2014, two Timepix chips were incorporated into a battery-operated system that flew on the NASA Orion rocket. The development, which was driven by the University of Houston, provides a very compact and low-power solution to measure the radiation fields to which astronauts are exposed. The approach has been adopted as the baseline for radiation measurements for the Orion project.

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