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.

Building on the Work of THEMIS


The MMS mission will expand on the work of the previous THEMIS missions. The four satellites will fly in formation and be able to maintain their alignment with respect to each other by using GPS and sharing their location data with each other. Before I moved on to work on the ASTRO-H mission, I worked on the development of the prototype GPS receivers and other navigation radios for MMS.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXrSOjbvj1s]

Video Credit: NASA