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Noah's Ark / Radiation protection shelter

Noah's Ark
Noah's Ark

NOAH’S ARK is an emergency anti radiation shelter that will shield lunar explorers from the harmful effects of a solar flare. It can be implemented in future moon rover designs without impacting transport to- and travel on the moon due to a system that requires a minimum of extra parts: Once a flare occurs, the shelter is deployed in a pre-dug hole, its walls filled with water and the rover’s chassis is lowered, thus creating an anti radiation shield that is completed by the surrounding moon dust. NOAH’S ARK could have similar fields of application back on earth, for example in case of a nuclear catastrophe or large bio hazardous incidents.

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Lund University

Lund University
Lund, Sweden

Claus-Christian Eckhardt

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Olsson, Isabelle

Olsson, Isabelle
Älvsjö, Sweden

Per Brolund Emelie Hedén Isabelle Olsson