Name E1P U2 (HRBE)
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Organization Montana State University
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer Cal Poly

Detect the Van Allen radiation belts in honor of the 50th anniversary of Explorer-1.


Detect Van Allen radiation belts using a miniature Geiger tube donated by Dr. Van Allen to measure the intensity and variability of these electrons in low Earth orbit.

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Related Spacecraft

Name Status Rocket Launch date Orbit
E1P (HRBE, Explorer-1 Prime, Hiscock Radiation Belt Explorer) Launch failure Minotaur-C (Taurus-XL) 2011-03-04 Launch failure
E1P U2 (HRBE , Explorer-1' U2, William A. Hiscock Radiation Belt Explorer) Operational but conjoined with HBRE (Last SatNOGS report with data from 2023-06-04 and DK3WN last report 2019-04-11 last checked 2023-06-08) Delta II 2011-10-28 460 x 810 km, 101.7 deg

Last modified: 2023-06-08

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