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Van Allen Probes Instrument Overview

November 10, 2012

Dr. David Sibeck explains the instruments on the twin Van Allen Probes (formerly the Radiation Belt Storm Probe, RBSP).  The Van Allen Probes will explore the Van Allen Radiation Belts in the Earth’s magnetosphere. The charged particles in these regions can be hazardous to both spacecraft and astronauts.

credit:  NASA



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