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MMS successfully launched with 4 LPP experiments onboard !

The launch of the MMS (Magnetospheric Multi-Scale) NASA mission on late evening of March 12th by an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida (on 13th Paris LT) was a success ! MMS consists of four identically instrumented spacecraft which will measure particles, electric and magnetic fields in the Earth’s magnetized environment named the magnetosphere. The main objective of the mission is the understanding of the magnetic reconnection, a fundamental physical process which is able to transfer magnetic energy to charged particles by heating and accelerating them.
LPP space plasma team has designed and built the 4 tri-axial search coils of MMS in order to measure the rapid variations of the magnetic field.

Follow the launch on NASA TV

Download the press release.

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MMS sur le pas de tir du Centre Spatial Kennedy, à Cap Canaveral, Floride.
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Voir en ligne : http://mms.gsfc.nasa.gov


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