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Space plasmas atmospheric and plasma effects on spacecraft; Van Allen Belts; atmospheric drag in circular and elliptical orbits; ballistic coefficients and orbital decay; circularisation of orbits and aerobraking
Radiation and particle hazards Magnetospheric particles, cosmic rays and solar particles; the South Atlantic Anomaly; radiation dose and the need to shield; stopping power of materials; linear energy transfer; electron transfer through materials; proton and heavy ion transfer; bremsstrahlung; orbital debris and associated hazards.