In preparation for launch of the Van Allen Probes, the RBSPICE Science Team met regularly to gain a better understanding of the current state of knowledge about Earth's magnetosphere and the ring current. Below is a series of presentations by our scientists on this subject, used in conjunction with those meetings.
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- Statistical Analysis of EMIC Wave Properties in the Inner Magnetosphere, Keika, Takahashi, and Ukhorskiy, RBSPICE Team Meeting, May 2012 , - (PDF Document)
- Proton Acceleration Properties at Dipolarization Fronts, Ukhorskiy, Sitnov, Merkin, and Artemyev, RBSPICE Team Meeting, May 2012 - (PDF Document)
- RBSPICE Telecon Meeting - May 2012 - (PDF Document)
- Near-Earth Dipolarizations and their Consequences at Geosynchronous Orbit, Runov, RBSPICE Team Meeting, May 2012 - (PowerPoint Document)
- KU Physics Department Presentation - April 2013 - (PDF Document)
Published articles can be accessed from the NEWS and PUBLICATIONS page of this web site.
MISSION ELAPSED TIME
August 30, 2012, 4:05 a.m. EDT
August 29, 2014
NASA Probes Studying Earth's Radiation Belts to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary NASA's twin Van Allen Probes will celebrate on Saturday two years of studying the sun’s influence on our planet and near-Earth space.
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.
Nominal mission duration: 2 years
Region of Operations: Earth's radiation belts
Orbit: Elliptical orbits transversing the radiation belts
Science payload: 5 instrument suites conducting related experiments