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First results from the LUCID-Timepix spacecraft payload onboard the TechDemoSat-1 satellite in low Earth orbit

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The Langton Ultimate Cosmic ray Intensity Detector (LUCID) is a payload onboard the satellite TechDemoSat-1, used to study the radiation environment in Low Earth Orbit (635 km). LUCID operated from 2014 to 2017, collecting over 2.1 million frames of radiation data from its five Timepix detectors on board. LUCID is one of the first uses of the Timepix detector technology in open space, with the data providing useful insight into the performance of this technology in new environments. It provid...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.asr.2018.10.045

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics
Subgroup:
Atomic & Laser Physics
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Advances in Space Research Journal website
Volume:
63
Issue:
5
Pages:
1523-1540
Publication date:
2018-11-09
Acceptance date:
2018-10-30
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ISSN:
0273-1177
Pubs id:
pubs:942630
URN:
uri:8e5220aa-43a9-4d7e-97d3-d1d863615cd3
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uuid:8e5220aa-43a9-4d7e-97d3-d1d863615cd3
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pubs:942630

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