The Van Allen Probes (formerly RBSP for Radiation Belt Storm Probes) in Earth Orbit

  • Released Thursday, April 19th, 2012
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:53PM
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A basic visualization illustrating the orbit of RBSP around the Earth. This pair of probes will orbit the Earth between about 1.5 and 6 Earth radii to cover the region of the geomagnetically trapped particle radiation.


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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio


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