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MMS Launched on March 12, 2015 at 10:44pm.

MMS Launched on March 12, 2015 at 10:44pm.
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MMS Mission Updates — Post-Launch

Weekly Update as of 03.26.2015

  • The MMS constellation's orbit, spin rates and attitudes are nominal.
  • All spacecraft subsystems are performing extremely well with no problems.
  • The second series of perigee raising maneuvers was successfully performed.
  • The EIS instrument on MMS #1 is now turned on.
  • MMS successfully utilized a USN ground network station on 3/26/2015 for the first time.

MMS Operations Daily Reports

Newsroom

03.16.15MMS: Five Years, Four Spacecraft, Thousands of Inspired Students
03.13.15Key Tests At NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Lab Ensure Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission Instrument Operations
03.12.15Launch Begins MMS Mission in Spectacular Fashion
03.11.15Superfast Sensors for New MMS Mission
03.10.15NASA to Investigate Magnetic Explosions
03.10.15Studying Magnetic Reconnection Near Earth
02.25.15Pre-Launch Briefing for the MMS Mission
02.19.15New NASA Movie on the MMS Mission
12.10.14The Science of Magnetic Reconnection
11.21.14NASA Releases Narrated Animation of MMS Launch and Deploy

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All 4 Spacecraft

All 4 MMS spacecraft  disassembled.Look at some photos of the MMS spacecraft getting stacked and ready for environmental tests. Although they will be disassembled again later, these images are a preview of what will be the final flight configuration of the MMS fleet.
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Observatory Integration

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MMS Spacecraft in formation

Earth’s magnetosphere
as a laboratory to study
the microphysics of
magnetic reconnection

Mission Status

Launched: March 12, 2015 at 10:44pm EDT
Phase E: Operating

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MMS Orbit Animation

This animation shows the orbits of Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, a Solar Terrestrial Probes mission comprising of four identically instrumented spacecraft that will study the Earth’s magnetosphere.

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