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CU-Boulder CubeSat Uncovers Source of Electrons in Earth’s Inner Radiation Belt

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BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 8, 2018 — A 60-year-old mystery about the source of energetic, potentially damaging particles in Earth's radiation belts has been solved using data from a shoebox-sized CubeSat satellite built and operated by students at the University of Colorado Boulder. CubeSats, named for the roughly 4-in. cubed dimensions of their basic building elements, are stacked with smartphone-like electronics and tiny scientific instruments. Built mainly by students and hitching rides into orbit on NASA and U.S. Department of Defense launch vehicles, the small, low-cost satellites have been making history. Now,...Read full article

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