Radiation Storm Belt Probes Successfully Launched

The Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) which were launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in the pre-dawn hours of Aug. 30, 2012. After a successful launch, the probes were released from the upper stage of the Centaur rocket one at a time, and sent off into their different orbits, beginning the two-year mission to study Earth’s radiation belts.

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