Mission Overview for the Radiation Belt Storm Probes Mission

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Abstract
Provided here is an overview of Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission design. The driving mission and science requirements are presented, and the unique engineering challenges of operating in Earth\textquoterights radiation belts are discussed in detail. The implementation of both the space and ground segments are presented, including a discussion of the challenges inherent with operating multiple observatories concurrently and working with a distributed network of science operation centers. An overview of the launch vehicle and the overall mission design will be presented, and the plan for space weather data broadcast will be introduced.
Year of Publication
2013
Journal
Space Science Reviews
Volume
179
Start Page
29
Date Published
01/2013
ISSN Number
0038-6308
URL
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007\%2Fs11214-012-9933-x
DOI
10.1007/s11214-012-9933-x