|Mission type||Cosmic ray detection|
|Operator||Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys|
|Website||The Langton Star Centre|
|Manufacturer||Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd|
LUCID (Langton Ultimate Cosmic ray Intensity Detector) is a cosmic ray detector built by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd and designed at Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, in Canterbury, England. Its main purpose is to monitor cosmic rays using technology developed by CERN, and will help predict the occurrence of solar flares (proton storms) which disrupt artificial satellites. LUCID was launched on 8 July 2014 at Baikonur, Kazakhstan as an instrument of the satellite TechDemoSat-1, which was carried into space by a Soyuz-2 rocket.
Professor Larry Pinsky, Chair of Physics at the University of Houston, described the project in Symmetry Magazine as "like playing at being NASA or the European Space Agency, but they’re not really playing. They’re doing the real thing.”
- "The Langton Star Centre".
- SSTL press release http://www.sstl.co.uk/getattachment/News-and-Events/2014-News-Archive/SSTL-announces-the-successful-launch-of-UK-in-orbi/PR-TechDemoSat-1-successful-launch-v2.pdf?ext=.pdf
- Tona Kunz (3 December 2010). "Students prepare to launch particle detector into space". Symmetry Magazine.
- Reporter: Girish Juneja (2011-08-27). "Channel 4 News: Sat 27 August". Channel 4 News. 24:18 minutes in. Channel 4.
- Description of LUCID
- From the Physics Lab to the Medical Industry to the Classroom: The Medipix Story
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