Testing the first electrostatic radiation shield in deep space
Can we have Star Trek-style radiation shields on future space missions? TeamIndus is soft-landing on the Moon in 2018, carrying with it six student-built experiments under the umbrella of Lab2Moon. One of them is the EARS (Electrostatic Active Radiation Shield) experiment, aiming to change the future of radiation shields for spacecrafts and future space colonies. Seeing the potential of such an experiment, the Shiv Nadar Foundation decided to fund the aspirational idea proposed and led by Saumil, Aniket and Aishwarya.