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With the August 30 launch of the Radiation Storm Belt Probes (RSBP), the mission teams at NASA's Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station celebrated a job well done.
Thursday morning, after numerous delays, NASA finally launched its Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission. The twin spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Thursday at 4:05 a.m. EDT.
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.
The launch of new spacecraft slated to study the radiation belts around Earth was scrubbed at the last moment early Friday morning.
NASA is launching twin satellites on August 24 from Cape Canaveral, Florida that will conduct the most intimate study to date of the Van Allen Radiation Belts that envelop Earth.
NASA will be launching its Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission from Kennedy Space Center in Florida this Friday, August 24.
After a 50-year quest to better understand space weather and Earth's Van Allen Radiation Belts, New Jersey Institute of Technology scientist Louis J. Lanzerotti will once again see his dream rocket into space on August 23, 2012.
Van Allen Radiation Belt -- The Van Allen radiation belt is a torus of energetic charged particles around Earth, trapped by Earth's magnetic field. The presence of a radiation belt had been theorized prior to the Space Age and the belt's presence was confirmed by the Explorer I on January 31, 1958 and Explorer III missions, under Doctor James Van Allen. The trapped radiation was first mapped out by Explorer IV and Pioneer III. Qualitatively, it is useful to view this belt as consisting...