The Advanced Neutron Spectrometer Relocated to Node2 on the International Space Station

The Advanced Neutron Spectrometer on the ISS (ANS-ISS) was successfully relocated from the Columbus Module to Node2. The ANS-ISS will operate for one year in Node2 to monitor the neutron flux and radiation exposure in this module. These operations will complete a series of one-year exposures at key locations within the ISS where crew members spend a significant amount of their time. Data received at the ANS OPS after the re-deployment confirms that ANS-ISS is functioning at its new location. The ANS team continues to operate and analyze data from the instrument and makes quarterly reports to RadWorks on the level of neutron exposure. The ANS-ISS has been operating on the ISS since December 2016 and is one element of the AES/RadWorks project to mature radiation sensors for future crewed exploration missions. RadWorks is led by JSC and supported by LaRC and MSFC.

International Space Station
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