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Radiation Belt Probe Launch Reset For August 30
2012-08-28 06:19:49

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) launch has been rescheduled once again, this time tentatively set for Thursday, August 30, 2012, at 4:05 am EST. This will make the fourth attempt at launching the RBSP mission into the Van Allen Radiation Belt. The first attempt, August 23, was scrubbed because of an "an anomalous engine condition," NASA said. "An anomalous engine condition was identified during testing of another...

NASA RBSP Probes To Study Space Weather Extremes
2012-08-09 08:47:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a 50-year quest to better understand space weather and Earth's Van Allen Radiation Belts, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Distinguished Research Professor and former Bell Labs scientist Louis J. Lanzerotti will once again see his dream rocket into space on August 23, 2012. That is when NASA'S twin Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) begin their mission to study the extremes of space weather. One of the most respected...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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