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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...

RBSP Launch Delayed To August 25
2012-08-24 04:10:05

Lee Rannals and April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The launch of new spacecraft slated to study the radiation belts around Earth was scrubbed at the last moment early Friday morning. NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) were originally scheduled to launch Thursday morning, but that appointment to send RBSP outside Earth's atmosphere was delayed due to "an anomalous engine condition," NASA said. "An anomalous engine condition was identified during testing of...

Scientists To Study Earth’s Radiation Belt With High-Tech Satellite Instruments
2012-08-22 07:53:00

[WATCH VIDEO] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The two-year Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission will study the extremes of space weather and should help scientists improve space weather forecasting. Space weather doesn´t seem like a big deal to most people on Earth, but,...

Probes To Study Van Allen Radiation Belts
2012-08-20 04:36:03

Video: The Radiation Belt Storm Probe Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA will be launching its Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission from Kennedy Space Center in Florida this Friday, August 24. The launch was delayed by 24 hours overnight Sunday due to an anomalous engine condition that was identified during testing of another Atlas vehicle at the Factory in Decatur, Ala. According to NASA's website, "the delay will allow additional time for engineers...

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...

Tiny 'Firefly' Satellite Used To Flash Straight Into Lightning and Thunderstorms
2012-07-20 15:50:45

'CubeSat' will help solve mysteries of terrestrial gamma ray flashes, 1,000 times more powerful than 'northern lights' Imagine a fully-instrumented satellite the size of a half-gallon milk carton. Then imagine that milk carton whirling in space, catching never-before-seen glimpses of processes thought to be linked to lightning. The little satellite that could is a CubeSat called Firefly, and it's on a countdown to launch next year. CubeSats, named for the roughly four-inch-cubed...

NASA Mission Set To Study Plasma
2012-07-18 14:36:34

[ Watch the Video ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new NASA mission set to launch in August 2012 called the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) will keep its eye focused on plasma. Ninety-nine percent of the universe is made of this electrified gas, but when it comes to the Earth it is more absent than present. There are two giant donuts of plasma surrounding Earth trapped within a region known as the Van Allen Radiation Belts. The belts are close to...

Image 1 - Watching Space Weather Through The MAGIC Of CubeSat CINEMA
2012-03-27 04:29:04

A trio of CubeSats that will study the effects of space weather on the Earth´s radiation belts and magnetic field are being prepared for launch. TRIO-CINEMA is a collaboration between UC Berkeley, Kyung Hee University and Imperial College London. The first CINEMA CubeSat passed acceptance testing in January 2012 and will launch in mid-2012. Two more identical spacecraft will launch towards the end of the year. The mission will be presented by Professor Tim Horbury at the National...


Latest Van Allen radiation belt Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

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...

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