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“Van Allen Belt”
NASA’s New Dellingr Spacecraft Baselined for Pathfinding CubeSat Mission to Van Allen Belts

Studying the Van Allen radiation belts (illustrated here) is the scientific goal of a recently awarded GTOSat, which will use a more capable 6U CubeSat bus, the Dellingr-X. (Credit: NASA)

By Lori Keesey
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

GREENBELT, Md. — A new CubeSat mission — GTOSat — will not only provide key observations of the environmentally forbidding radiation belts that encircle Earth, it will provide initial steps of a new technological vision.


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