RBSP In Space
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RBSPICE Data Handbook

(Draft 08-13-2013)

RBSPICE_DataHandbook


MISSION ELAPSED TIME

*Since official launch
August 30, 2012, 4:05 a.m. EDT

MISSION HIGHLIGHTS


April 24, 2014
Van Allen Probes Achieves Mission Success
On March 26, 2014, NASA declared the Van Allen Probes mission – launched in 2012, and designed to explore and unlock the mysteries of Earth’s radiation belts – an official success.

March 19, 2014
NASA Spacecraft Reveal New "Zebra Stripes" Structure in Earth's Inner Radiation Belt
Scientists have discovered a new, persistent structure in Earth’s inner radiation belt using data from the twin NASA Van Allen Probes spacecraft. Most surprisingly, this structure is produced by the slow rotation of Earth.

March 7, 2014
New NASA Van Allen Probes Observations Helping To Improve Space Weather Models
Using data from the Van Allen Probes, researchers have tested and improved a model to help forecast what's happening in the radiation environment of near-Earth space.

QUICK FACTS

Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL) built and operates the twin Van Allen Probes spacecraft

Nominal mission duration: 2 years

Region of Operations: Earth's radiation belts

Orbit: Elliptical orbits transversing the radiation belts

Science payload: 5 instruments conducting related experiments

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