MMS

The MMS mission is the follow-on to THEMIS, exploring the magnetic environment around the Earth. The mission is scheduled to launch on 12 March.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biItTLrz0cQ]

Video Credit: NASA

BTW, one of the project I worked on at Goddard Space Flight Center evolved into the navigation system that will allow the four MMS spacecraft to do precision formation flying.

4 thoughts on “MMS


  1. If it is not confidential for some reason, just what is the scale of “precision formation” for orbitting spacecraft? Kilometers? Meters? And what kind of sampling rate of the distances is there? Do you check every minute? Second?

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