The Van Allen Probes Mission

  • Nicola Fox
  • James L. Burch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. N. J. Fox, J. L. Burch
    Pages 1-2
  3. B. H. Mauk, N. J. Fox, S. G. Kanekal, R. L. Kessel, D. G. Sibeck, A. Ukhorskiy
    Pages 3-27
  4. J. M. Stratton, R. J. Harvey, G. A. Heyler
    Pages 29-57
  5. Karen Kirby, David Artis, Stewart Bushman, Michael Butler, Rich Conde, Stan Cooper et al.
    Pages 59-125
  6. C. A. Kletzing, W. S. Kurth, M. Acuna, R. J. MacDowall, R. B. Torbert, T. Averkamp et al.
    Pages 127-181
  7. J. R. Wygant, J. W. Bonnell, K. Goetz, R. E. Ergun, F. S. Mozer, S. D. Bale et al.
    Pages 183-220
  8. J. Mazur, L. Friesen, A. Lin, D. Mabry, N. Katz, Y. Dotan et al.
    Pages 221-261
  9. D. G. Mitchell, L. J. Lanzerotti, C. K. Kim, M. Stokes, G. Ho, S. Cooper et al.
    Pages 263-308
  10. D. G. Mitchell, L. J. Lanzerotti, C. K. Kim, M. Stokes, G. Ho, S. Cooper et al.
    Pages 309-309
  11. J. B. Blake, P. A. Carranza, S. G. Claudepierre, J. H. Clemmons, W. R. Crain Jr., Y. Dotan et al.
    Pages 383-421
  12. H. O. Funsten, R. M. Skoug, A. A. Guthrie, E. A. MacDonald, J. R. Baldonado, R. W. Harper et al.
    Pages 423-484
  13. J. O. Goldsten, R. H. Maurer, P. N. Peplowski, A. G. Holmes-Siedle, C. C. Herrmann, B. H. Mauk
    Pages 485-502
  14. R. M. Millan, M. P. McCarthy, J. G. Sample, D. M. Smith, L. D. Thompson, D. G. McGaw et al.
    Pages 503-530
  15. R. L. Kessel, N. J. Fox, M. Weiss
    Pages 531-543
  16. A. Y. Ukhorskiy, M. I. Sitnov
    Pages 545-578
  17. G. P. Ginet, T. P. O’Brien, S. L. Huston, W. R. Johnston, T. B. Guild, R. Friedel et al.
    Pages 579-615
  18. D. Turney, A. Matiella Novak, K. Beisser, N. Fox
    Pages 617-646

About this book


This collection of articles provides broad and detailed information about NASA’s Van Allen Probes (formerly known as the Radiation Belt Storm Probes) twin-spacecraft Earth-orbiting mission. The mission has the objective of achieving predictive understanding of the dynamic, intense, energetic, dangerous, and presently unpredictable belts of energetic particles that are magnetically trapped in Earth’s space environment above the atmosphere. It documents the science of the radiation belts and the societal benefits of achieving predictive understanding. Detailed information is provided about the Van Allen Probes mission design, the spacecraft, the science investigations, and the onboard instrumentation that must all work together to make unprecedented measurements within a most unforgiving environment, the core of Earth’s most intense radiation regions.

This volume is aimed at graduate students and researchers active in space science, solar-terrestrial interactions and studies of the upper atmosphere.

Originally published in Space Science Reviews, Vol. 179/1-4, 2013.


EMFISIS Instrumentation Suite Earth’s Space Environment Electric Field and Waves Instruments Magnetically Trapped Particles Measurements of Earth's Magnetosphere RBSP Space Weather Relativistic Proton Spectrometer Science of the Radiation Belts Van Allen Probes

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicola Fox
    • 1
  • James L. Burch
    • 2
  1. 1.Johns Hopkins UniversityLaurelUSA
  2. 2.Southwest Research InstituteSan AntonioUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-7432-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-7433-4
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