Risk Risk of Radiation Carcinogenesis
Short Title: Cancer Last Published:  04/26/21 11:35:36 AM (Central)
Element: Space Radiation (SR)
Evidence:  Report
Risk Master Logic Diagram:  Not Available
Point of Contact:  Robin Elgart
HRP Risk Status: Active [current research ongoing]
Risk Ratings and Dispositions per Design Reference Mission (DRM) Category
DRM CategoriesMission Type and
Duration
OperationsLong-Term Health
LxCRisk Disposition *LxCRisk Disposition *
Low Earth OrbitShort
(<30 days)
1x1Accepted3x1Accepted
Long
(30 days-1 year)
1x1Accepted3x2Requires Characterization
Lunar OrbitalShort
(<30 days)
1x1Accepted3x1Accepted
Long
(30 days-1 year)
1x1Accepted3x2Requires Characterization
Lunar Orbital
+ Surface
Short
(<30 days)
1x1Accepted3x1Accepted
Long
(30 days-1 year)
1x1Accepted3x2Requires Characterization
MarsPreparatory
(<1 year)
1x1Accepted3x3Requires Mitigation
Mars Planetary
(730-1224 days)
1x1Accepted3x3Requires Mitigation
Note: LxC is the likelihood and consequence rating. The information above was last approved by the Human System Risk Board in 2/2020.
Risk Statement
Given crew is exposed to radiation from the space environment, there is the possibility for increased cancer morbidity or mortality.
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