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Shoebox-sized cube satellite to study Earth's inner radiation belt


Shoebox-sized cube satellite to study Earth's inner radiation belt A NASA-funded cube satellite built and operated by CU Boulder researchers will study the inner radiation belt of Earth's magnetosphere, providing new insight into the energetic particles that can disrupt satellites and threaten spacewalking astronauts. The $4 million Cubesat: Inner Radiation Belt Experiment (CIRBE) mission, tentatively slated for a 2021 launch, will provide some of the first advanced resolution of one of Earth's two Van Allen belts, a zone that traps energetic particles in the planet's magnetic field.   More



(Source: Phys.org - Mar 16)

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