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August 8, 2012

In The Loop: RBSP Encapsulation

RBSP Encapsulation

On Monday, August 6, the RBSP stacked spacecraft were encapsulated with the fairing in which they will ride atop the ULA Atlas V 401 launch vehicle. Before encapsulation, RBSP team members were invited to pose with the stacked spacecraft, marking the last time many of them would see the spacecraft. 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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