The identical Radiation Belt Storm Probes follows similar orbits that will take them through both the inner and outer radiation belts. Credit: JHU/APL.

At the Kennedy Space Center, program scientists preview NASA’s Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission. RBSP is being designed to help us understand the Sun’s influence on Earth and Near-Earth space by studying the Earth’s radiation belts on various scales of space and time. The mission is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on August 24.