Van Allen Probes VAN ALLEN PROBES
WAVES INVESTIGATION

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The Van Allen Probes mission is part of NASA's Living With A Star Program, and consists of twin spacecraft carrying scientific instruments designed to help understand the Sun's influence on Earth and near-Earth space by studying the Van Allen radiation belts, ionosphere, and thermosphere.

The Van Allen Probes spacecraft were successfully launched August 30, 2012.

The Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission has been renamed the Van Allen Probes in honor of space pioneer James A. Van Allen.

Van Allen Probes B was decomissioned 2019-07-19 and Van Allen Probes A was decomissioned 2019-10-18, both due to lack of maneuvering fuel.

Prof. Craig Kletzing in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Iowa is the EMFISIS Principal Investigator.

Listen to audio recordings of Van Allen Probes/Waves plasma wave observations.

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