I keep meaning to ask this.
I know that the CMD was shielded against the high-energy electrons of the Van Allen belts, but what about the X-Rays caused by the Bremsstrahlung effect as electrons hit the metallic outer shell?
I tried finding something on this, and come up with that most electrons in the VA Belts are less than 10 MeV and that electrons of 5 MeV and less are very inefficent at producing X-Ray radiation, but not what precautions were taken to prevent of lower this problem.
Also are there any good sources on the amount of radiation beyond the VA Belts? One argument that seems to come up every now nd then is that there is two much radition beyond the VA Belts.
I always thought that there wasn't a lot unless there was solar activity. What sort of figures are there on this?