CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Van Allen Probes -
Full Name Van Allen Probes Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 30 Aug 2012
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 18 Oct 2019
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International Designator
Orbit Type Highly elliptical Orbit Period 537.1 minutes
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 10.2 deg
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications The Van Allen Probes mission is part of NASA's LWS (Living With a Star) Geospace program to explore fundamental processes that operate throughout the solar system, in particular those that generate hazardous space weather effects near the Earth and phenomena that could affect solar system exploration.
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