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RBSP A, RBSP B launch

By: RocketGirl
An Atlas V launched from Cape Canaveral this morning carrying Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) A and B to orbit. This mission is part of NASA's Living with a Star Geospace program which will study the planets’ radiation belts in an effort to understand the Sun's influence on the Earth and near-Earth space. The NORAD catalog (or SSC) number for RBSP A is 38752 and RBSP B is 38753; both will be available in the STK satellite database shortly. To stay up-to-date with the latest launches, subscribe to AGI Launch Notifications.  
Posted: 8/30/2012 2:52:52 PM