JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

Presentation information

[E] Oral

P (Space and Planetary Sciences ) » P-EM Solar-Terrestrial Sciences, Space Electromagnetism & Space Environment

[P-EM16] Magnetospheric Multi Scale (MMS) mission: Accomplishments and Future Plans

convener:Yoshifumi Saito(Solar System Science Division, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), James L Burch(Southwest Research Institute), Barbara L Giles(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Hiroshi Hasegawa(Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)

[PEM16-06] Future Plans of the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission

★Invited Papers

*Steven M Petrinec1, James L Burch2, Stephen A Fuselier2,3, Michael Hesse4, Roy Torbert2,5, Tai D Phan6, Barbara L Giles7 (1.Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Palo Alto, CA USA, 2.Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, USA, 3.University of Texas at San Antonio, TX, USA, 4.University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, 5.University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA, 6.University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, 7.NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA)

Keywords:Magnetic reconnection, Magnetopause, Magnetosphere

The Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission has been extremely successful at sampling the microphysics of collisionless magnetic reconnection with unprecedented temporal and spatial multipoint resolution. As this exciting mission moves forward, changes in the MMS spacecraft configuration and evolution of the orbit provide new science opportunities. While MMS continues its prime science objective of observing the physical processes of magnetic reconnection in situ, additional outstanding science questions will be addressed by taking advantage of the changed orbit and spacecraft configurations, and via planned conjunctions with other active science missions. The future plans of the MMS mission are presented.