The Van Allen Probes Mission

The Van Allen Probes Mission

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Documents the science, the mission, the spacecraft and the instrumentation on a unique NASA mission to study the Eartha€™s dynamic, dangerous and fascinating Van Allen radiation belts that surround the planet This collection of articles provides broad and detailed information about NASAa€™s Van Allen Probes (formerly known as the Radiation Belt Storm Probes) twin-spacecraft Earth-orbiting mission. The mission has the objective of achieving predictive understanding of the dynamic, intense, energetic, dangerous, and presently unpredictable belts of energetic particles that are magnetically trapped in Eartha€™s space environment above the atmosphere. It documents the science of the radiation belts and the societal benefits of achieving predictive understanding. Detailed information is provided about the Van Allen Probes mission design, the spacecraft, the science investigations, and the onboard instrumentation that must all work together to make unprecedented measurements within a most unforgiving environment, the core of Eartha€™s most intense radiation regions. This volume is aimed at graduate students and researchers active in space science, solar-terrestrial interactions and studies of the upper atmosphere. Originally published in Space Science Reviews, Vol. 179/1-4, 2013.... 18.07 kg Power (BOL, predicted EOL) 18.2 W, 23.0 W Telemetry Rate 9.32 kbps H+ Geometric Factor per polar pixel, GI (cm2 sreV/eV) 1.25 ... 1 eV 1.3 A— 10 aˆ’3 cm2sr @ 50 keV Electron Geometric Factor per polar pixel, GE (cm2 sreV/eV) 2 A— 10aˆ’4 cm2sr ... The door and pin-puller must be manually reset after activation .

Title:The Van Allen Probes Mission
Author:Nicola Fox, James L. Burch
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2014-01-10


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