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

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.


Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Producer
Genna Duberstein (USRA): Producer
David G. Sibeck (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Shrikanth G. Kanekal (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Radiation Belt Storm Probes/Van Allen Probes - RBSP
Van Allen Probes

Data Used:
SSCweb also referred to as: SSCweb ephemerides
Ephemeris - NASA/GSFC Space Physics Data Facility
Satellite ephemerides
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This item is part of this series:
Radiation Belt Storm Probe (RBSP) Pre-Launch

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