Changes between Version 14 and Version 15 of TBR/UserApp/MMS_Instruments_Suite


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Timestamp:
Dec 6, 2011, 1:03:51 AM (8 years ago)
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Ivaylo
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    2828Mission Status: Currently in Phase C/D Launch in 2014
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     30 * Science Objectives
     31  * Discover the fundamental plasma physics process of
     32reconnection in the Earth’s magnetosphere
     33  * Temporal scales of milliseconds to seconds
     34  * Spatial scales of 10s to 100s of km
     35 * Mission Description
     36  * 4 identical satellites
     37  * Formation flying in a tetrahedron with separations as close as 10 km
     38  * 2 year operational mission
     39 * Orbit
     40  * Elliptical Earth orbits in 2 phases
     41  * Phase 1 day side of magnetic field 1.2 RE by 12 RE
     42  * Phase 2 night side of magnetic field 1.2 RE by 25 RE
     43  * Significant orbit adjust and formation maintenance
     44 * Instruments
     45  * Identical in situ instruments on each satellite measure
     46  * Electric and magnetic fields
     47  * Fast plasma with composition
     48  * Energetic particles
     49  * Hot plasma composition
     50 * Spacecraft
     51  * Spin stabilized at 3 RPM
     52  * Magnetic and electrostatic cleanliness
     53 * Launch Vehicle
     54  * 4 satellites launched together in one Atlas V