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June 27, 2012

In the Loop: RBSP on NPR

On Monday, June 25, National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" program broadcast a feature story about the Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission. "Twin Probes To Investigate Space Weather Mysteries" is 4 minutes, 54 seconds long, and features interviews with RBSP Project Scientist Barry Mauk, RBSP Mission Systems Engineer Jim Stratton, and RBSP Mission Operations Team Technical Lead Julia Andersen. The link below leads to the NPR story, with text and an audio player to listen to the piece.

"Twin Probes To Investigate Space Weather Mysteries" on National Public Radio:
http://www.npr.org/2012/06/25/155719933/twin-probes-to-investigate-mysteries-of-space-weather

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This composite image shows the RBSP team putting both spacecraft through magnetic swing testing on June 23, 2012 at the Astrotech Space Operations facility in Florida. To learn more about RBSP's magnetic swing testing, visit: http://rbsp.jhuapl.edu/newscenter/newsArticles/20120207.php
Credit: JHU/APL

The Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission is part of NASA’s Living With a Star program, which is managed by Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., manages the mission and is building and will operate the RBSP spacecraft for NASA.

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