CERN, where the Medipix technologies were born, has a lot in common with space missions. They both deal with extreme environments, posing stringent technological requirements that often overlap. Timepix is being exploited for radiation monitoring in NASA's orion rocket and at the International Space Station. Read more about the projects below.

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Projects in Space Dosimetry:

The Timepix chip arrived at the ISS in 2012, to be used for monitoring the radiation environment.
In 2014, two Timepix chips were incorporated into a battery-operated system.
The renowned Timepix detector celebrates its 10-year anniversary on the International Space Station by flying to the Moon: the chip features in NASA’s future lunar programme
Timepix detectors are USB-powered particle trackers based on Medipix technology developed at CERN.
As we prepare to send the first woman and next man to the Moon and on to Mars, NASA, with support from the University of Houston, has been working to develop advanced radiation detectors to better protect astronauts and vital spacecraft systems.

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