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Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission (MMS) Nightside Orbit Animation for the Preliminary Design Review (PDR)

This visualization uses simulated ephemerides to show the proposed orbits of the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission (MMS) during the "nightside" orbit phase. The movie initially shows the general orientation of the orbit with respect to the Earth, Moon, and Sun. It then moves in towards the Earth revealing Earth's magnetic field. The camera then moves down towards the dark side of the Earth showing how MMS will fly through the tail of the magnetosphere

This visualization was created in support of the MMS Preliminary Design Review (PDR) which was held May 4th through May 7th of 2009.

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MMS Nightside orbit animation    MMS Nightside orbit animation
Duration: 1.7 minutes
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Earth, magnetoshealth, Moon's orbit, and the Sun    Earth, magnetoshealth, Moon's orbit, and the Sun

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View from Earth's north (i.e., top down) showing the Moon's orbit, the magnetosheath, and the MMS nighside orbit    View from Earth's north (i.e., top down) showing the Moon's orbit, the magnetosheath, and the MMS nighside orbit

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Another top down view showing how the nightside MMS orbit is oriented with respect to the Earth's magnetic field    Another top down view showing how the nightside MMS orbit is oriented with respect to the Earth's magnetic field

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A view of the MMS nightside orbit from the dark side of the Earth    A view of the MMS nightside orbit from the dark side of the Earth

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3606
Animation Number:3606
Completed:2009-04-27
Animators:Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC) (Lead)
 Tom Bridgman (GST)
 Ernie Wright (UMBC)
Producer:Chris Smith (UMBC)
Scientist:Mark L. Adrian (NASA/GSFC)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:Luhmann-Friesen Magnetosphere Model (1979)/Magnetic Field Lines (Luhmann-Friesen)
 Simulated MMS Ephemeris (10/03/2016 through 10/19/2016)
 Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation (1/1/2004 - 12/31/2004)
 PFSS/Magnetic Field Lines
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
The Blue Marble Next Generation data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC) and NASA's Earth Observatory.
 
Keywords:
SVS >> Earth
DLESE >> Geology
DLESE >> Geophysics
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Magnetic Fields
SVS >> Magnetosphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Solid Earth >> Geomagnetism >> Magnetic Field
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Platform Characteristics >> Orbital Characteristics
SVS >> Orbit
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Satellite Orbit
SVS >> MMS
 
 


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Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0

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