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Re: Flight Computers

Scott Elliott wrote:

> just a quick question :).
> this radiation, is it the type that can be blocked by lead. like x-rays?

The problem is that lead emits alpha particles which cause transient
errors in memory.

> if it is possible, then the only thing to worry about then is the extra
> 50-100kg of weight your going to add :P

The bigger problem is the weight.
  -- richard

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