Radiation Belt Storm Probe (RBSP)

RBSP-logo.jpg MISSION SUMMARY
Mission: Radiation Belt Storm Probe
Mission type: Space weather
Launch date: August 24, 2012, 2:07 a.m. MDT
Launch vehicle: Atlas V
Launch site: Cape Canaveral
Mission duration: Two years
Overview: The Radiation Belt Storm Probe mission (RBSP) will explore the Van Allen Radiation Belts in the Earth's magnetosphere. The charge particles in these regions can be hazardous to both spacecraft and astronauts. The mission will explore space weather -- changes in Earth's space environment caused by the sun -- which can affect our technology.
The two spacecraft will measure the particles, magnetic and electric fields, and waves that fill geospace.

WEB RESOURCES
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NASA/JPL Links
RBSP - APL
RBSP - NASA Tech

Wikipedia Links
RBSP
Van Allen Radiation Belts

Other Links
Radiation Belt Fun Facts

NASA Missions

NASA Solar System

MULTIMEDIA
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INTERACTIVES________________
RBSP Games
RBSP and Radiation Belt Model - pdf

SS-simulator.jpg Solar System Simulator - JPL

logo-eotss-main.png Eyes on the Universe - JPL

MapAPlanet-banner.jpg Map a Planet - USGS

Documents and PowerPoints
Press Kit -PDF



 

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