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post May 26 2006, 06:54 PM
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The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland., will develop and operate twin NASA spacecraft to study how the sun interacts with Earth's radiation belts.
Part of NASA's Living With a Star Program, the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) will study the Van Allen belts, the doughnut-shaped bands of charged particles trapped by Earth's magnetic field that extend some 20,000 miles around our planet. ohmy.gif
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post Sep 27 2006, 02:11 PM
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Space Scientists Uncover Causes Of Gap In Van Allen Belts

London UK (SPX) Sep 27, 2006

A team of British and US scientists have discovered that the gap in the Van Allen radiation belts is formed by natural wave turbulence in space, not by lightning. The discovery settles years of controversy among space scientists about the mechanisms responsible for causing the gap and has important implications for space weather forecasting.

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Space_Sc..._Belts_999.html


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post Aug 10 2012, 04:31 PM
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QUOTE (PhilCo126 @ May 26 2006, 12:54 PM) *
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland., will develop and operate twin NASA spacecraft to study how the sun interacts with Earth's radiation belts.
Part of NASA's Living With a Star Program, the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) will study the Van Allen belts, the doughnut-shaped bands of charged particles trapped by Earth's magnetic field that extend some 20,000 miles around our planet. ohmy.gif


Final preparations have begun for launch on Thursday, Aug. 23, from Florida's Space Coast.

The press briefing was held yesterday, with media archived here:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/rbsp/mul..._materials.html
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post Aug 26 2012, 04:07 PM
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Delayed till Thursday the 30th due to TS/Hurricane Isaac according to spaceflightnow.com:

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/atlas/av032/status.html
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post Aug 31 2012, 12:30 AM
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Launched and in orbit!
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