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RBSPICE Team Data Use Policies


(Draft 02-06-2013)


For a publication or presentation in which some or all of the data used were produced by the RBSPICE instrument of the Van Allen Probes mission, the following guidelines are encouraged:

  • Notify the RBSPICE Principal Investigator (PI) and RBSPICE Instrument Scientist (IS) of the data use and of the investigation objective(s).

  • Invite to be on the authorship the RBSPICE PI and IS and/or their designate(s).   The PI and IS will know if members of the RBSPICE team are working on similar or related topics and could potentially contribute intellectually.

  • Communicate to the RBSPICE PI (Lou Lanzerotti), the RBSPICE IS (Don Mitchell), and the RBSPICE SOC Lead (Jerry W. Manweiler) a copy of the submitted work and/or a PPT/PDF of the presentation.


Van Allen Probes Mission Instruments


For RBSPICE Team members using data from other instruments of the Van Allen Probes mission, the RBSPICE Team member(s) should


  • Notify the Principal Investigator (PI), or his/her designee(s), of the instrument team that produced the data.  

  • Familiarize oneself with the instrument team’s Data Use Policies

    •    Request of the PI as to whom to potentially include as an intellectual contributor to the research work.

    •     Communicate a copy of the submitted research paper to the instrument PI if that individual is not a co-author of the work.



For all publications that use RBSPICE data, please use the following acknowledgement of research support: 


The RBSPICE instrument was supported by JHU/APL Subcontract No. 937836 to the New Jersey Institute of Technology under NASA Prime Contract No. NAS5-01072.  



Updated 12/27/19, Cameron Crane


2601 days, 10 hours, 20 minutes
Start Date: August 30, 2012, 4:05 a.m. EDT
End Date: October 14, 2019, 2:25 p.m. EDT


2511 days, 12 hours, 52 minutes
Start Date: August 30, 2012, 4:05 a.m. EDT
End Date: July 16, 2019, 4:27 p.m. EDT


Manufacturer: Johns Hopkins APL built and operates the twin Van Allen Probes spacecraft

Nominal Mission Duration: 2 years

Destination: Earth's radiation belts

Orbit: Elliptical orbits transversing the radiation belts

Science Payload: 5 instrument suites conducting related experiments