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.
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.
Datasets used in this visualization
PFSS (Magnetic Field Lines)ID: 409Model Collected with PFSS NASA and ESA
Terra and Aqua BMNG (Blue Marble: Next Generation)ID: 508Collected with MODIS 1/1/2004 - 12/31/2004
Credit: The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
This dataset can be found at: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/BlueMarble/See all pages that use this dataset
Simulated MMS EphemerisID: 613Ephemeris 10/03/2016 through 10/19/2016
Magnetic Field Lines (Luhmann-Friesen)ID: 615Model Collected with Luhmann-Friesen Magnetosphere Model (1979)
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