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Space Plasma Physics
Particles & Imaging Research Group
This is The University of Iowa, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Space Plasma Physics Research Group led by Dr. Louis A. Frank. The research group is situated in Van Allen Hall on The University of Iowa Main Campus in Iowa City, Iowa, USA. Van Allen Hall is named after Dr. James A. Van Allen, a leading pioneer in Space Plasma Physics Research. His instruments were the very first flown in space by US rockets in the early days of the space program, including Explorer 1 which was the United States' first successful orbiting satellite. It made measurements that lead to the discovery of the two highly charged particle, or radiation regions which encircle Earth. These were later named in his honor as the Van Allen Radiation Belts.
The 10,000th day of Geotail CPI data (HP & SW) collected was on 21 Feb 2020!
The 10,000th day Anniversary of the Launch of the Geotail Mission was 9 Dec 2019
31 January 2018 was the 60th Anniversary of the Launch of the Explorer 1 Satellite
24 July 2021 marked the 29th Anniversary of the Geotail Mission
27 January 2021 marked the 28th Anniversary of this Web Site
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