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.
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GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation:
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 188.8.131.52.0