Risk Risk of Radiation Carcinogenesis
Short Title: Cancer Last Published:  11/23/20 11:55:09 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
OperationsLong-Term Health
LxCRisk Disposition *LxCRisk Disposition *
Low Earth Orbit6 months1x1Accepted3x1Accepted
1 year1x1Accepted3x2To Be Determined
Deep Space Sortie1 month1x1Accepted3x1Accepted
Lunar Visit/
1 year1x1Accepted3x2To Be Determined
Deep Space
1 year1x1Accepted3x3Requires Mitigation
Planetary3 years1x1Accepted3x3Requires Mitigation
Note: LxC is the likelihood and consequence rating. The information above was last approved by the Human System Risk Board in 2/2020. ** NOTE: the "To Be Determined" dispositions indicate "Requires Characterization", a new HSRB risk disposition not yet available in this tool.
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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