Van Allen Probes Achieve Mission Success

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MAVEN Launch
On March 26, 2014, NASA declared the Van Allen Probes mission—designed to explore and unlock the mysteries of Earth’s radiation belts—an official success. “Not only has the Van Allen Probes mission met its requirements for mission success, it has exceeded them,” said NASA’s Mona Kessel, but “there is much more data to gather, analysis to be done, understanding to be gained, and mysteries to be solved.”