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Goal: Under the direction of the SWG, oversee and guide the scientific implementation, integration, and utilization of data/mission operations to assure all are optimal at the constellation/observatory level.   Participation?  Enter your name on the email list (link on the right hand side of this page.)

FOR NEXT WEEK.  FPI TO GIVE SUMMARY OF SUN-SENSOR OFFSET

TELECON:  Tues., June 30, 2015 11:00-noon Eastern (Toll Free 844-467-4685; Participant code 416667)

REGULAR REPORTS:

  • NASA Conference Tracking
    • What other conferences need to be added? It will be best if ALL your potential travel – through January 2016 – is reflected here
  • Flight Dynamics Report:
    • Preparing for first formation initialization maneuver (July 7 Burn 1 and July 10 burn 2)

  • MMS Science Web Site:
    • Quicklook data continues to be available.  Please provide feedback on the plots to Kristopher.Larsen@lasp.colorado.edu.

BURST  MEMORY OPERATIONS:

  • June 12:  VAP-MMS Conjunction – MMS1, MMS2, MMS3, and MMS4 – Approx times:  START=2015/163-15:20 (start time of data collect) to END=2015/163-18:20 (end time of data collect)
  • June 22:  FPI.010 Orbit 102MMS2, MMS3 – Orbit in the life
    • FOR MMS2:
      FPI2            2015/173-09:52:26.00   Neutral       
      FPI2            2015/173-16:06:53.00   Reset      
      FPI2            2015/173-16:16:30.00   Operating Point Calibration                
      FPI2            2015/173-17:45:12.00   Fast Survey
      CIDP2         2015/173-17:56:23.00   Fast Survey
      FPI2            2015/174-07:57:44.00   Ensemble Calibration             
      FPI2            2015/174-08:12:07.00   Slow Survey 1          

      FPI2            2015/174-09:03:13.00   Neutral
      CIDP2        2015/174-11:40:00.00  Commissioning Activity

      FOR MMS3:
      FPI3            2015/173-09:53:43.00   Neutral         
      FPI3            2015/173-16:07:55.00   Reset          
      FPI3            2015/173-16:17:29.00   Operating Point Calibration               
      FPI3            2015/173-17:46:11.00   Fast Survey    
      CIDP3         2015/173-17:57:22.00   Fast Survey  
      FPI3            2015/174-07:59:04.00   Ensemble Calibration              
      FPI3            2015/174-08:13:27.00   Slow Survey 1

      FPI3            2015/174-09:04:44.00  Neutral
      CIDP3        2015/174-11:40:00.00  Commissioning Activity
    • The plan is to have the data available in the PODA as follows:

      • MMS2: approximately 1 hour following the contact that ends at 2015/174-19:45 UTC, or 1:50 PM MDT Tuesday afternoon.

      • MMS3: approximately 1 hour following the contact that ends at 2015/175-00:00 UTC, or 6:00 PM MDT Tuesday evening.

    •  

 

  • UPCOMING:
    • BARREL-MMS Conjunction: Early August
    • FPI-010.2 MMS1: 7/14-15
    • FPI-010.2 MMS3: 7/18-19
    • FPI-010.2 MMS2: 7/19-20
    • FPI-010.2 MMS4: 7/27-28


INFORMATION TO TEAMS:

1. REMINDER:  All MMS Teams and Team Members Need to Upgrade to the latest (3.6) CDF Release

For correct interpretation of time tags for data taken after June 30, 2015, please advertise within all the MMS teams that is important to upgrade your CDF s/w to version 3.6 (at http://cdf.gsfc.nasa.gov)  This includes updating the SPDF patches for IDL and MatLab. To check your version of CDF and last leap second installed:

- For the CDF library version on your system, type at the terminal command line:

    • cdfleapsecondsinfo -about
    • cdfleapsecondsinfo -nodump

- For the CDF version installed in your IDL (using patch from <http://cdf.gsfc.nasa.gov/html/cdf_patch_for_idl.html>), type at the IDL command line:

    • help, "CDF",/dlm
    • print,(cdf_leapseconds_info()).LASTUPDATED

- For the version installed in your MatLab (using patch from <http://cdf.gsfc.nasa.gov/html/matlab_cdf_patch.html>), type at the MatLab command line:

    • spdfcdfinfo()
    • spdfcdfleapsecondsinfo()

 

2.  FYI to ITF TEAMS:  MMS Data Descriptions in SPASE:  Bob McGuire talked to the Virtual Magnetospheric Observatory (VMO) lead for their support for MMS data descriptions in SPASE and access services (Jan Merka).  While VMO will do the detailed work to create these descriptions, the project has responsibility to assist them in assembling the needed metadata, answering questions and reviewing the descriptions as they are generated.   Since we’re less than a year from public release of MMS data, this is a good time for them to get started.  Although the VMO is a separate project from SPDF, SPDF works closely with them and are confident that the desired goals can best be met for MMS through this arrangement.  Direct data access will be required as datasets start production, and the VMO will download sample files from the SDC as a starting point to create draft SPASE data descriptions. Obviously as with SPDF staff, data will only be downloaded to best enable our support of MMS, no data will be made publicly accessible before MMS makes data publicly available and will not be used by staff for science studies before MMS makes data publicly available. 


3.  IN WORK – PROVIDE INPUT TO THESE FDOA Questions:

  • IN PROGRESS:  Who is using the spacecraft mass information listed in the definitive ephemerides?  Can depend on fuel history report instead?  Adding spacecraft mass to the FDOA product significantly slows the processing stream.  The information is available elsewhere although not on the same schedule.  DECISION:  Leave spacecraft mass parameter in the CDF file blank for now;  assess benefits to processing stream and the potential for removing/replacing the parameter as we enter Phase E.
  • IN PROGRESS: 
    • Is the overlap report used by the science team? If so, is it providing enough information to understand the accuracy of the definitive vs predicted ephemeris? 
    • Is the magnetic field crossing report really doing what it was intended to do?  Is the information useful or is there a more desired coordinate system.
  • DECISION:  Our LANL L2 ephemeris/attitude team will assess and give feedback. 

 

4. ACTION FOR JUNE 9:  STATUS SUMMARY ON ALL CHAPTERS OF SCIENCE DATA USER'S GUIDE

  • deliverables include updates to the Data Products xcel file posted to this site; this is the list that will be helpful for quick reference
  • Chapter authors and status listed here: Data Products Guide Status

 

5. UPDATE:  L2 ephemeris/attitude products

  • BUZZ that we need orbits predicts for the whole mission or 2-3 years. Concept Orbits only.
  • Automated processing of FDOA files into L2 ephemeris/attitude products is ongoing.

  • All magnetic field models (T89Q, T89D, TS04) are processed from March 13 through June 7 (correct at June 9)
  • Still assessing quality of interpolations across large data gaps (hours) and intervals where overlapping FDOA estimates provide slightly different values.

  • Known issues with GSE2000, eclipse flag - code fixed but not tested. Changes will be applied to the operational processing once testing is complete.
  • Coordinate transformation test file (supplied with LanlGeoMag) updated to include upcoming leap second.
  • Notes on FDOA data products to date:
    • The prime source for definitive information is now GEONS/Navigator (on-board orbit determination).
    • FDOA now delivers a definitive to predictive comparison product which will quantify how well the predicted agrees with the definitive.
  • Most periods since launch now have a definitive product available through the SDC.  There are a few exceptions, please let Barbara know if the predictive information is not sufficient for your use.


 

 

 




Tues., June 23, 2015 11:00-noon Eastern (Toll Free 844-467-4685; Participant code 416667)

REGULAR REPORTS:

  • Flight Dynamics:
    • Just completed second set of orbit stabilization last week. Everything went well. These small maneuvers stopped our slow drift to bring the spacecraft at a good separation prior to our formation initialization so as to minimize its size.

    • Now preparing for first formation initialization maneuver (July 7 Burn 1 and July 10 burn 2)

    • Started delivering the def ephems as processed from the spacecraft without adding the mass

BURST  MEMORY OPERATIONS:

  • June 12:  VAP-MMS Conjunction – MMS1, MMS2, MMS3, and MMS4 – Approx times:  START=2015/163-15:20 (start time of data collect) to END=2015/163-18:20 (end time of data collect)
  • June 22:  FPI.010 Orbit 102MMS2, MMS3 – Orbit in the life
    • FOR MMS2:
      FPI2            2015/173-09:52:26.00   Neutral       
      FPI2            2015/173-16:06:53.00   Reset      
      FPI2            2015/173-16:16:30.00   Operating Point Calibration                
      FPI2            2015/173-17:45:12.00   Fast Survey
      CIDP2         2015/173-17:56:23.00   Fast Survey
      FPI2            2015/174-07:57:44.00   Ensemble Calibration             
      FPI2            2015/174-08:12:07.00   Slow Survey 1          

      FPI2            2015/174-09:03:13.00   Neutral
      CIDP2        2015/174-11:40:00.00  Commissioning Activity

      FOR MMS3:
      FPI3            2015/173-09:53:43.00   Neutral         
      FPI3            2015/173-16:07:55.00   Reset          
      FPI3            2015/173-16:17:29.00   Operating Point Calibration               
      FPI3            2015/173-17:46:11.00   Fast Survey    
      CIDP3         2015/173-17:57:22.00   Fast Survey  
      FPI3            2015/174-07:59:04.00   Ensemble Calibration              
      FPI3            2015/174-08:13:27.00   Slow Survey 1

      FPI3            2015/174-09:04:44.00  Neutral
      CIDP3        2015/174-11:40:00.00  Commissioning Activity
    • The plan is to have the data available in the PODA as follows:

      • MMS2: approximately 1 hour following the contact that ends at 2015/174-19:45 UTC, or 1:50 PM MDT Tuesday afternoon.

      • MMS3: approximately 1 hour following the contact that ends at 2015/175-00:00 UTC, or 6:00 PM MDT Tuesday evening.

    • Highest Priority Burst Download is FPI calibration data:   ~half an hour of quiescent, isotropic signatures at low, medium, higher energies
    • 2nd highest priority data for EDI is the transition (10 min either) from E-field mode to ambient mode,
    • Intent is to prioritize and assign FOM values to entire ~12 hr ROI using the four priority ranges.

 

  • UPCOMING:
    • BARREL-MMS Conjunction: Early August
    • FPI-010.2 MMS1: 7/14-15
    • FPI-010.2 MMS3: 7/18-19
    • FPI-010.2 MMS2: 7/19-20
    • FPI-010.2 MMS4: 7/27-28


INFORMATION TO TEAMS:

1. REMINDER:  All MMS Teams and Team Members Need to Upgrade to the latest (3.6) CDF Release

For correct interpretation of time tags for data taken after June 30, 2015, please advertise within all the MMS teams that is important to upgrade your CDF s/w to version 3.6 (at http://cdf.gsfc.nasa.gov)  This includes updating the SPDF patches for IDL and MatLab. To check your version of CDF and last leap second installed:

- For the CDF library version on your system, type at the terminal command line:

    • cdfleapsecondsinfo -about
    • cdfleapsecondsinfo -nodump

- For the CDF version installed in your IDL (using patch from <http://cdf.gsfc.nasa.gov/html/cdf_patch_for_idl.html>), type at the IDL command line:

    • help, "CDF",/dlm
    • print,(cdf_leapseconds_info()).LASTUPDATED

- For the version installed in your MatLab (using patch from <http://cdf.gsfc.nasa.gov/html/matlab_cdf_patch.html>), type at the MatLab command line:

    • spdfcdfinfo()
    • spdfcdfleapsecondsinfo()

 

2.  FYI to ITF TEAMS:  MMS Data Descriptions in SPASE:  Bob McGuire talked to the Virtual Magnetospheric Observatory (VMO) lead for their support for MMS data descriptions in SPASE and access services (Jan Merka).  While VMO will do the detailed work to create these descriptions, the project has responsibility to assist them in assembling the needed metadata, answering questions and reviewing the descriptions as they are generated.   Since we’re less than a year from public release of MMS data, this is a good time for them to get started.  Although the VMO is a separate project from SPDF, SPDF works closely with them and are confident that the desired goals can best be met for MMS through this arrangement.  Direct data access will be required as datasets start production, and the VMO will download sample files from the SDC as a starting point to create draft SPASE data descriptions. Obviously as with SPDF staff, data will only be downloaded to best enable our support of MMS, no data will be made publicly accessible before MMS makes data publicly available and will not be used by staff for science studies before MMS makes data publicly available. 


3.  IN WORK – PROVIDE INPUT TO THESE FDOA Questions:

  • IN PROGRESS:  Who is using the spacecraft mass information listed in the definitive ephemerides?  Can depend on fuel history report instead?  Adding spacecraft mass to the FDOA product significantly slows the processing stream.  The information is available elsewhere although not on the same schedule.  DECISION:  Leave spacecraft mass parameter in the CDF file blank for now;  assess benefits to processing stream and the potential for removing/replacing the parameter as we enter Phase E.
  • IN PROGRESS: 
    • Is the overlap report used by the science team? If so, is it providing enough information to understand the accuracy of the definitive vs predicted ephemeris? 
    • Is the magnetic field crossing report really doing what it was intended to do?  Is the information useful or is there a more desired coordinate system.
  • DECISION:  Our LANL L2 ephemeris/attitude team will assess and give feedback. 

 

4. ACTION FOR JUNE 9:  STATUS SUMMARY ON ALL CHAPTERS OF SCIENCE DATA USER'S GUIDE

  • deliverables include updates to the Data Products xcel file posted to this site; this is the list that will be helpful for quick reference
  • Chapter authors and status listed here: Data Products Guide Status

 

5. UPDATE:  L2 ephemeris/attitude products

  • BUZZ that we need orbits predicts for the whole mission or 2-3 years. Concept Orbits only.
  • Automated processing of FDOA files into L2 ephemeris/attitude products is ongoing.

  • All magnetic field models (T89Q, T89D, TS04) are processed from March 13 through June 7 (correct at June 9)
  • Still assessing quality of interpolations across large data gaps (hours) and intervals where overlapping FDOA estimates provide slightly different values.

  • Known issues with GSE2000, eclipse flag - code fixed but not tested. Changes will be applied to the operational processing once testing is complete.
  • Coordinate transformation test file (supplied with LanlGeoMag) updated to include upcoming leap second.
  • Notes on FDOA data products to date:
    • The prime source for definitive information is now GEONS/Navigator (on-board orbit determination).
    • FDOA now delivers a definitive to predictive comparison product which will quantify how well the predicted agrees with the definitive.
  • Most periods since launch now have a definitive product available through the SDC.  There are a few exceptions, please let Barbara know if the predictive information is not sufficient for your use.
  •  


Tues., June 16, 2015 11:00-noon Eastern (Toll Free 844-467-4685; Participant code 416667)

1. GEM meeting this week, several folks are in Snowmass CO with intermittent access.

2. REMINDER:  MMS Payload StatusThis page IS automatically reflected at our Public MMS Science Website, and is open to all. Please make necessary corrections.

3. REMINDER:  NASA Conference Tracking

  • What other conferences need to be added? -->  COSPAR
  • Be sure to enter your information AS SOON AS YOU THINK YOU MIGHT ATTEND.  Waiting until someone sends a notice that the deadline is approaching will not be our best approach.  Reminders are only likely for very large meetings.
  • What you write for your specific role at the meeting does matter.   When an attendance quota is applied this may be the only information available for the decision makers –  and the decision makers may or may not be well familiar with the Heliophysics community.  When audits are performed and further travel rules are considered, it really is best to have actionable information in the system.

 

4. REMINDER:  All MMS Teams and Team Members Need to Upgrade to the latest (3.6) CDF Release

For correct interpretation of time tags for data taken after June 30, 2015, please advertise within all the MMS teams that is important to upgrade your CDF s/w to version 3.6 (at http://cdf.gsfc.nasa.gov)  This includes updating the SPDF patches for IDL and MatLab. To check your version of CDF and last leap second installed:

- For the CDF library version on your system, type at the terminal command line:

    • cdfleapsecondsinfo -about
    • cdfleapsecondsinfo -nodump

- For the CDF version installed in your IDL (using patch from <http://cdf.gsfc.nasa.gov/html/cdf_patch_for_idl.html>), type at the IDL command line:

    • help, "CDF",/dlm
    • print,(cdf_leapseconds_info()).LASTUPDATED

- For the version installed in your MatLab (using patch from <http://cdf.gsfc.nasa.gov/html/matlab_cdf_patch.html>), type at the MatLab command line:

    • spdfcdfinfo()
    • spdfcdfleapsecondsinfo()

 

5.  FYI to ITF TEAMS:  MMS Data Descriptions in SPASE:  Bob McGuire talked to the Virtual Magnetospheric Observatory (VMO) lead for their support for MMS data descriptions in SPASE and access services (Jan Merka).  While VMO will do the detailed work to create these descriptions, the project has responsibility to assist them in assembling the needed metadata, answering questions and reviewing the descriptions as they are generated.   Since we’re less than a year from public release of MMS data, this is a good time for them to get started.  Although the VMO is a separate project from SPDF, SPDF works closely with them and are confident that the desired goals can best be met for MMS through this arrangement.  Direct data access will be required as datasets start production, and the VMO will download sample files from the SDC as a starting point to create draft SPASE data descriptions. Obviously as with SPDF staff, data will only be downloaded to best enable our support of MMS, no data will be made publicly accessible before MMS makes data publicly available and will not be used by staff for science studies before MMS makes data publicly available. 

 

6.  Burst Memory Operations

  • REPORT:  June 12:  VAP-MMS Conjunction – MMS1, MMS2, MMS3, and MMS4 – Approx times:  START=2015/163-15:20 (start time of data collect) to END=2015/163-18:20 (end time of data collect)
    • Anticipate that entire 3hrs of burst data (x 4s/c = 12 Hrs) can be downloaded over time. 
  • UPCOMING:  June 22:  FPI.010 Orbit 102MMS2, MMS3 – Orbit in the life
    • Agreement is that a minimum of 2hrs of burst data (x2s/c = 4 Hrs) will be downloaded.  The remaining data will be brought down on a best effort basis. SITL tool will be exercised to select and prioritize burst segments for download.  Barbara Giles is designated SITL for this event --> the FPI team plans a Webex for the burst selections to ensure all ITF priority segments are queued.
  • UPCOMING:  ????:  BARREL-MMS Conjunction:  need details on this for SITL planning -->  working this... Early August ... around 10th of August.
  • FPI Nominal Commissioning Orbits in the Life:
    • MMS1: 7/14-15
    • MMS3: 7/18-19
    • MMS2: 7/19-20
    • MMS4: 7/27-28

 

7. Review status of MMS Science Web Site:

  • Multiple new additions to the website this week.
    • An initial 'Where-is-MMS' figure is automatically created every 15 minutes and displayed on the home page .
      • Will soon include magnetopause.
    • A sortable list of upcoming events from the Mission Timeline is available via the Burst Data System menu.
    • Quicklook plots browser is now active, with the single draft FIELDS Quicklook plot.
  • Data Browsing now active, providing second option for SDC data access.

 

8.  IN WORK – PROVIDE INPUT TO THESE FDOA Questions:

  • IN PROGRESS:  Who is using the spacecraft mass information listed in the definitive ephemerides?  Can depend on fuel history report instead?  Adding spacecraft mass to the FDOA product significantly slows the processing stream.  The information is available elsewhere although not on the same schedule.  DECISION:  Leave spacecraft mass parameter in the CDF file blank for now;  assess benefits to processing stream and the potential for removing/replacing the parameter as we enter Phase E.
  • IN PROGRESS: 
    • Is the overlap report used by the science team? If so, is it providing enough information to understand the accuracy of the definitive vs predicted ephemeris? 
    • Is the magnetic field crossing report really doing what it was intended to do?  Is the information useful or is there a more desired coordinate system.
  • DECISION:  Our LANL L2 ephemeris/attitude team will assess and give feedback. 

 

9. ACTION FOR JUNE 9:  STATUS SUMMARY ON ALL CHAPTERS OF SCIENCE DATA USER'S GUIDE

  • deliverables include updates to the Data Products xcel file posted to this site; this is the list that will be helpful for quick reference
  • Chapter authors and status listed here: Data Products Guide Status

 

10. UPDATE:  L2 ephemeris/attitude products

  • BUZZ that we need orbits predicts for the whole mission or 2-3 years. Concept Orbits only.
  • Automated processing of FDOA files into L2 ephemeris/attitude products is ongoing.

  • All magnetic field models (T89Q, T89D, TS04) are processed from March 13 through June 7 (correct at June 9)
  • Still assessing quality of interpolations across large data gaps (hours) and intervals where overlapping FDOA estimates provide slightly different values.

  • Known issues with GSE2000, eclipse flag - code fixed but not tested. Changes will be applied to the operational processing once testing is complete.
  • Coordinate transformation test file (supplied with LanlGeoMag) updated to include upcoming leap second.

 

  • Notes on FDOA data products to date:
    • The prime source for definitive information is now GEONS/Navigator (on-board orbit determination).
    • FDOA now delivers a definitive to predictive comparison product which will quantify how well the predicted agrees with the definitive.
  • Most periods since launch now have a definitive product available through the SDC.  There are a few exceptions, please let Barbara know if the predictive information is not sufficient for your use.



Tues., June 9, 2015 11:00-noon Eastern (Toll Free 844-467-4685; Participant code 416667)


1. MMS Payload Status.   REMINDER:  This page automatically reflected at our Public MMS Science Website, and is open to all. Please make necessary corrections.


2. ACTION:  All MMS Teams and Team Members Need to Upgrade to the latest (3.6) CDF Release

For correct interpretation of time tags for data taken after June 30, 2015, please advertise within all the MMS teams that is important to upgrade your CDF s/w to version 3.6 (at http://cdf.gsfc.nasa.gov)  This includes updating the SPDF patches for IDL and MatLab


3. Reminders:  Upcoming Burst Memory Operations

  • June 12:  VAP-MMS Conjunction – MMS1, MMS2, MMS3, and MMS4 – Approx times:  START=2015/163-15:20 (start time of data collect) to END=2015/163-18:20 (end time of data collect)
    • Anticipate that entire 3hrs of burst data (x 4s/c = 12 Hrs) can be downloaded over time.  SITL tool will be exercised to select and prioritize burst segments for download.  Rick Wilder is designated SITL for this event.
  • June 22:  FPI.010 Orbit 102MMS2, MMS3 – Orbit in the life
    • Agreement is that a minimum of 2hrs of burst data (x2s/c = 4 Hrs) will be downloaded.  The remaining data will be brought down on a best effort basis. SITL tool will be exercised to select and prioritize burst segments for download.  Barbara Giles is designated SITL for this event --> the FPI team plans a Webex for the burst selections to ensure all ITF priority segments are queued.


4.  NASA Conference Tracking

  • We realize that Conference Tracking can be confusing.  Our intent here is to simply the steps for all involved <-- and yes you're welcome to groan and offer snide comments on this point.
  • At our Galaxy home page, there is a link for "NASA Conference Tracking".  It's in RED for now, just to make it visible
  • Determine your meeting on the tracking page; if "OPEN", go to the link; if "CLOSED", contact the MMS Project Scientist for any recourse.
  • In the conference page, there are two places to enter information (which originates from the NCTS form attached) – add yourself to the table at the top and write 1-2 sentences further below 
  • Project Scientist Office admin enters info into the NCTS system; entry into the NCTS system will trigger an email (like this);
  • NCTS decision on travel approval is promised not later than 30 days prior to the conference; decision will trigger another email (like this).
  • Project Scientist Office admin indicates decisions on conference page and "exports to PDF" the final list of conference travelers for use by the appropriate Contracting Officers in the process of approving reimbursements.

 

4.  DISCUSSIONS ON IMPLEMENTING MMS SPEDAS MODULE

  • DSWG will review naming standards to see if any additional standards are needed; value is that existing standards will not be changed. 
  • WORKING GROUP:  Bob Strangeway, Levon Avanov, Mitsuo Oka, and Matt Argall


5. Review status of MMS Science Web Site:

  • Multiple new additions to the website this week.
    • An initial 'Where-is-MMS' figure is automatically created every 15 minutes and displayed on the home page .
      • Will soon include magnetopause.
    • A sortable list of upcoming events from the Mission Timeline is available via the Burst Data System menu.
    • Quicklook plots browser is now active, with the single draft FIELDS Quicklook plot.
  • Data Browsing now active, providing second option for SDC data access.

 

6.  ACTION TO ITFs – PROVIDE INPUT TO THESE FDOA Questions:

  • IN PROGRESS:  Who is using the spacecraft mass information listed in the definitive ephemerides?  Can depend on fuel history report instead?  Adding spacecraft mass to the FDOA product significantly slows the processing stream.  The information is available elsewhere although not on the same schedule.  DECISION:  Leave spacecraft mass parameter in the CDF file blank for now;  assess benefits to processing stream and the potential for removing/replacing the parameter as we enter Phase E.
  • IN PROGRESS: 
    • Is the overlap report used by the science team? If so, is it providing enough information to understand the accuracy of the definitive vs predicted ephemeris? 
    • Is the magnetic field crossing report really doing what it was intended to do?  Is the information useful or is there a more desired coordinate system.
  • DECISION:  Our LANL L2 ephemeris/attitude team will assess and give feedback. 

 

7. ACTION FOR JUNE 9:  STATUS SUMMARY ON ALL CHAPTERS OF SCIENCE DATA USER'S GUIDE

  • deliverables include updates to the Data Products xcel file posted to this site; this is the list that will be helpful for quick reference
  • Chapter authors and status listed here: Data Products Guide Status

 

8. UPDATE:  L2 ephemeris/attitude products

  • Automated processing of FDOA files into L2 ephemeris/attitude products is ongoing.

  • All magnetic field models (T89Q, T89D, TS04) are processed from March 13 through June 7 (correct at June 9)
  • Still assessing quality of interpolations across large data gaps (hours) and intervals where overlapping FDOA estimates provide slightly different values.

  • Known issues with GSE2000, eclipse flag - code fixed but not tested. Changes will be applied to the operational processing once testing is complete.
  • Coordinate transformation test file (supplied with LanlGeoMag) updated to include upcoming leap second.

 

  • Notes on FDOA data products to date:
    • The prime source for definitive information is now GEONS/Navigator (on-board orbit determination).
    • FDOA now delivers a definitive to predictive comparison product which will quantify how well the predicted agrees with the definitive.
  • Most periods since launch now have a definitive product available through the SDC.  There are a few exceptions, please let Barbara know if the predictive information is not sufficient for your use.




Tues., May 26, 2015 11:00-noon Eastern (Toll Free 844-467-4685; Participant code 416667)

 

1. MMS Payload Status.   REMINDER:  This page automatically reflected at our Public MMS Science Website, and is open to all. Please make necessary corrections.


2.  Small Reminder:  It's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS).  The "s" is NOT capitalized.  <-- don't think twice, it's alright!


3. MMS Team Accounts

  • Currently, all MMS team members have access to both this website (the LASP MMS Confluence site) and all the MMS SDC data via the SDC website. As the MMS team expands, we want to streamline the account creation process. Thus, the following is proposed as the procedure for new MMS accounts.
  • Accounts for access to this SWT site can be send directly from the requestor.  Affiliated team lead will be notified.
  • Access to the MMS data via the SDC website must be requested by a team lead.
  • All requests should take the form of an email to the SDC lead (kristopher.larsen@lasp.colorado.edu), and include the following:
    • Requested user's name
    • Requested user's email address
    • Requested user's affiliation, both institutional and MMS team lead.


3.  Dan Baker - Proposed Science Coordination – SLIDES


4.  MMS Formation resize targets confirmation:  heard that there was a request to change the Phase 1a campaign separations
FROM 160. 60, 25, 10  TO  160, 60, 30, 10.  FDOA wants to be sure that this is indeed the confirmed decision.  IF SO, NEEDS A FLARES TICKET OR OTHER FORMAL CHANGE REQUEST.

CURRENT TARGETS ARE 160, 60, 26, 10 ... NO CHANGE!



5.  REMINDER:  MMS Science Color Scheme --> information moved to sidebar

  • there may be a proposal for a standard color bar coming soon


6. Quicklook plot status:   NOTHING NEW HERE THIS WEEK

  • The first Quicklook plots are now available via SDC website
    • The interactive Quicklook browser is currently in a beta form with additional navigation options to be added.

 

7. Review status of MMS Science Web Site:  NOTHING NEW HERE THIS WEEK

  • Multiple new additions to the website this week.
    • An initial 'Where-is-MMS' figure is automatically created every 15 minutes and displayed on the home page .
      • Will soon include magnetopause.
    • A sortable list of upcoming events from the Mission Timeline is available via the Burst Data System menu.
    • Quicklook plots browser is now active, with the single draft FIELDS Quicklook plot.
  • Data Browsing now active, providing second option for SDC data access.

 

 

8. UPDATE:  L2 ephemeris/attitude products

  • Automated processing of FDOA files into L2 ephemeris/attitude products is ongoing.

  • Still assessing quality of interpolations across large data gaps (hours) and intervals where overlapping FDOA estimates provide slightly different values.

     

    S/CModelsDates ProcessedMissing DaysGaps in Eph
    MMS1T89D,T89Q,TS04DMarch 13 - May 8, 2015None

    April 10, 12:00-20:30

    April 24, 12:00-19:00

    MMS2T89D,T89Q,TS04D

    March 13 - May 8, 2015

    None

    April 10, 12:00-20:30

    April 24, 12:00-19:00

    MMS3T89D,T89Q,TS04DMarch 13 - May 8, 2015None

    April 10, 12:00-20:30

    April 24, 12:00-19:00

    MMS4T89D,T89Q,TS04DMarch 13 - May 8, 2015None

    April 10, 12:00-20:30

    April 24, 12:00-19:00


     

  • Notes on FDOA data products to date:
    • The prime source for definitive information is currently the Flight Dynamics Facility- FDF (ground orbit determination)
    • The nominal Phase E GEONS/Navigator (on-board orbit determination) system is working well and, like many instruments, is not yet fully commissioned. The system is sensitive to the spacecraft spin rate.
    • To date, both the GEONS (when available and appropriate data are collected) and the FDF solutions have been used to deliver definitive ephemerides to the SDC.
    • The FDF solution is sensitive to missed tracking data which sometimes occurred in the early part of the mission. In addition, in the early part of the mission, a batch process was used for the orbit determination which led to some discontinuities in data file overlaps. That, coupled with the missed passes, created some larger overlaps.
    • FDOA is unable to produce definitive attitude products unless the spin rate is below approximately 4 rpm.
    • Until GEONS becomes the prime source of our orbit determination (launch + ~ 8 weeks) and the spin rate is at the expected mission value, the definitive information may suffer from inaccuracies.
    • When commissioning is completed, along with the definitive ephemerides, FDOA will deliver a definitive to predictive comparison product which will quantify how well the predicted agrees with the definitive.
  • Most periods since launch now have a definitive product available through the SDC.  There are a few exceptions, please let Barbara know if the predictive information is not sufficient for your use.

9.  Reminder:  For the MMS Team:  How to get data from the SDC


Archive of 2015 Telecons 

2015 Pre-Launch Telecons archived here

2014 Telecons archived here

2013 Telecons archived here

 




Tues., May 12, 2015 11:00-noon Eastern (Toll Free 844-467-4685; Participant code 416667)


1. MMS Payload Status.   REMINDER:  This page automatically reflected at our Public MMS Science Website, and is open to all. Please make necessary corrections.


2. Orbit 54/55 Burst Periods:

1. 15 minutes on either side of ASPOC ignition (Orbit 55)
2. 2315 - 0030 (Orbit 55)
3. 0200 - 0230 (Orbit 55)
4. 0115 – 0315 UT (Orbit 54)
5. 1100-1300 (54)
6. 2300-2400 (54)
7. 0500-0800 (55)


3.  SITL Training/Discussions at May SWT Meeting

  • Burst Team is planning for two sessions: (1) small group training of first SITL Scientists, concentrating on use of EVA; and (2) SWT-wide group review/discussion of actual TDNs and potential SITL data products, plus Phase 1A science approach.
  • SITL  agenda for these two sessions here .
  • Tainees need to (1) be familiar with the BADCO and the SDC-to-SITL ICD and (2) prepare your laptop with ID.
  • There will be 5-7 SITL for Phase 1A.
  • IDENTIFIED FOR TRAINING AT THIS SESSION ARE: 
    • PI/PS: Jim Burch, Roy Torbert, Tom Moore; HPCA: Stephen Fuselier, Karlheinz Trattner, Steven Petrinec; FIELDS: Yuri Khotyaintsev, Matt Argall, Bob Strangeway; UC IDS: Stefan Eriksson; EPD: Joe Westlake, Barry Mauk; FPI: Levon Avanov; ASPOC: Rumi Nakamura, Maria Andriopoulou; IDS: David Newman; SOC: Dan Baker;  Theory: David Sibeck, Li-Jen Chen; EPO: Pat Reiff
    • Trainers are:  Bob Ergun, Barbara Giles, Rick Wilder, Tai Phan, Mitsuo Oka, and Kris Larsen
  • Prep for the Trainers only:  Burst team preparation for SITL training on Monday, May 18th, 9am to 12pm, LASP N100.

 


4. REMINDER:  MMS Science Color Scheme

  • For plotting purposes, the color scheme for MMS data shall be consistent with the convention used by previous heliophysics missions:
    • MMS1:  BLACK (change to white if using dark background)
    • MMS2:  RED
    • MMS3:  GREEN
    • MMS4:  BLUE
    • X,Y,Z is BLUE, GREEN, RED, solid, dashed, dotted
    • Research into color-blind compliant palettes for QL plots has found the following, with perceived variation demonstrated for non-colorblind users (figure 16 at http://jfly.iam.u-tokyo.ac.jp/color/ ).

    • We propose using Red = Vermillion, Green = Bluish Green, and Blue = Sky Blue in order to maintain RGB scheme with maximum differentiation across the three forms of colorblindness.
  • ACTION: please inform your teams of this new convention and all will move toward presenting consistently as we approach the end of commissioning.


5. Quicklook plot status:

  • The first Quicklook plot is now available via SDC website
    • The interactive Quicklook browser is currently in a beta form with additional navigation options to be added.


6. Review status of MMS Science Web Site

  • Multiple new additions to the website this week.
    • An initial 'Where-is-MMS' figure is automatically created every 15 minutes and displayed on the home page .
      • Will soon include magnetopause.
    • A sortable list of upcoming events from the Mission Timeline is available via the Burst Data System menu.
    • Quicklook plots browser is now active, with the single draft FIELDS Quicklook plot.
  • Data Browsing now active, providing second option for SDC data access.

 


7. UPDATE:  L2 ephemeris/attitude products

  • Automated processing of FDOA files into L2 ephemeris/attitude products is ongoing.

  • Still assessing quality of interpolations across large data gaps (hours) and intervals where overlapping FDOA estimates provide slightly different values.

     

    S/CModelsDates ProcessedMissing DaysGaps in Eph
    MMS1T89D,T89Q,TS04DMarch 13 - May 8, 2015None

    April 10, 12:00-20:30

    April 24, 12:00-19:00

    MMS2T89D,T89Q,TS04D

    March 13 - May 8, 2015

    None

    April 10, 12:00-20:30

    April 24, 12:00-19:00

    MMS3T89D,T89Q,TS04DMarch 13 - May 8, 2015None

    April 10, 12:00-20:30

    April 24, 12:00-19:00

    MMS4T89D,T89Q,TS04DMarch 13 - May 8, 2015None

    April 10, 12:00-20:30

    April 24, 12:00-19:00


     

  • Notes on FDOA data products to date:
    • The prime source for definitive information is currently the Flight Dynamics Facility- FDF (ground orbit determination)
    • The nominal Phase E GEONS/Navigator (on-board orbit determination) system is working well and, like many instruments, is not yet fully commissioned. The system is sensitive to the spacecraft spin rate.
    • To date, both the GEONS (when available and appropriate data are collected) and the FDF solutions have been used to deliver definitive ephemerides to the SDC.
    • The FDF solution is sensitive to missed tracking data which sometimes occurred in the early part of the mission. In addition, in the early part of the mission, a batch process was used for the orbit determination which led to some discontinuities in data file overlaps. That, coupled with the missed passes, created some larger overlaps.
    • FDOA is unable to produce definitive attitude products unless the spin rate is below approximately 4 rpm.
    • Until GEONS becomes the prime source of our orbit determination (launch + ~ 8 weeks) and the spin rate is at the expected mission value, the definitive information may suffer from inaccuracies.
    • When commissioning is completed, along with the definitive ephemerides, FDOA will deliver a definitive to predictive comparison product which will quantify how well the predicted agrees with the definitive.
  • Most periods since launch now have a definitive product available through the SDC.  There are a few exceptions, please let Barbara know if the predictive information is not sufficient for your use.

8.  Reminder:  For the MMS Team:  How to get data from the SDC


 

Tues., May 5, 2015 11:00-noon Eastern (Toll Free 844-467-4685; Participant code 416667)


1. MMS Payload Status.   REMINDER:  This page automatically reflected at our Public MMS Science Website, and is open to all. Please make necessary corrections.


2.  SITL Training/Discussions at May SWT Meeting

  • Burst Team proposal is for two sessions: (1) small group training of first SITL Scientists, concentrating on use of EVA; and (2) SWT-wide group review/discussion of actual TDNs and potential SITL data products, plus Phase 1A science approach.
  • SITL training agenda for these two sessions under formulation here.  Please review and improve.
  • Prep for the Trainers only:  Burst team preparation for SITL training on Monday, May 18th, 9am to 12pm, LASP N100.
  • AN EMAIL WITH PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS WILL GO OUT THIS AFTERNOON OR TOMORROW MORNING (and will be posted here).  Basically, trainees need to (1) be familiar with the BADCO and the SDC-to-SITL ICD and (2) prepare your laptop with IDL and the EVA code. 
  • Teams were queried for nominations to this first class of SITL trainees.  There will be 5-7 SITL for Phase 1A.
    • Currently scheduled for training are:  PI/PS: Jim Burch, Roy Torbert, Tom Moore; HPCA: Stephen Fuselier, Karlheinz Trattner, Steven Petrinec; FIELDS: Yuri Khotyaintsev, Matt Argall, Bob Strangeway; UC IDS: Stefan Eriksson; EPD: Joe Westlake, Barry Mauk; FPI: Levon Avanov; ASPOC: Rumi Nakamura, Maria Andriopoulou; IDS: David Newman
    • Trainers are:  Bob Ergun, Barbara Giles, Rick Wilder, Tai Phan, Mitsuo Oka, and Kris Larsen

  

3. SWT Planning

  • Status of mission, payload.  First look at data quality and calibration progress
  • Discussion of first papers --> special issue of GRL. There's always the possibility of a Science paper.  
  • AGU approach  – Special Session for papers – what will be the invited talks (at most four?)
  • Interference campaign planning
  • First look at TDNs, potential SITL selection methods



4. MMS Science Color Scheme

  • For plotting purposes, the color scheme for MMS data shall be consistent with the convention used by previous heliophysics missions:
    • MMS1:  BLACK (change to white if using dark background)
    • MMS2:  RED
    • MMS3:  GREEN
    • MMS4:  BLUE
    • X,Y,Z is BLUE, GREEN, RED, solid, dashed, dotted
    • Research into color-blind compliant palettes for QL plots has found the following, with perceived variation demonstrated for non-colorblind users (figure 16 at http://jfly.iam.u-tokyo.ac.jp/color/ ).

    • We propose using Red = Vermillion, Green = Bluish Green, and Blue = Sky Blue in order to maintain RGB scheme with maximum differentiation across the three forms of colorblindness.
  • ACTION: please inform your teams of this new convention and all will move toward presenting consistently as we approach the end of commissioning.


5. Quicklook plot status:

  • The first Quicklook plot is now available via SDC website
    • The interactive Quicklook browser is currently in a beta form with additional navigation options to be added.


6. Review status of MMS Science Web Site

  • Multiple new additions to the website this week.
    • An initial 'Where-is-MMS' figure is automatically created every 15 minutes and displayed on the home page .
      • Will soon include magnetopause.
    • A sortable list of upcoming events from the Mission Timeline is available via the Burst Data System menu.
    • Quicklook plots browser is now active, with the single draft FIELDS Quicklook plot.
  • Data Browsing now active, providing second option for SDC data access.

 


7. UPDATE:  L2 ephemeris/attitude products

  • Automated processing of FDOA files into L2 ephemeris/attitude products is ongoing.

  • Currently assessing quality of interpolations across large data gaps (hours) and intervals where overlapping FDOA estimates provide slightly different values.

     

    S/CModelsDates ProcessedMissing DaysGaps in Eph
    MMS1T89D,T89Q,TS04DMarch 13 - May 4, 2015None

    April 10, 12:00-20:30

    April 24, 12:00-19:00

    MMS2T89D,T89Q,TS04D

    March 13 - May 4, 2015

    None

    April 10, 12:00-20:30

    April 24, 12:00-19:00

    MMS3T89D,T89Q,TS04DMarch 13 - May 4, 2015None

    April 10, 12:00-20:30

    April 24, 12:00-19:00

    MMS4T89D,T89Q,TS04DMarch 13 - May 4, 2015None

    April 10, 12:00-20:30

    April 24, 12:00-19:00


     

  • Notes on FDOA data products to date:
    • The prime source for definitive information is currently the Flight Dynamics Facility- FDF (ground orbit determination)
    • The nominal Phase E GEONS/Navigator (on-board orbit determination) system is working well and, like many instruments, is not yet fully commissioned. The system is sensitive to the spacecraft spin rate.
    • To date, both the GEONS (when available and appropriate data are collected) and the FDF solutions have been used to deliver definitive ephemerides to the SDC.
    • The FDF solution is sensitive to missed tracking data which sometimes occurred in the early part of the mission. In addition, in the early part of the mission, a batch process was used for the orbit determination which led to some discontinuities in data file overlaps. That, coupled with the missed passes, created some larger overlaps.
    • FDOA is unable to produce definitive attitude products unless the spin rate is below approximately 4 rpm.
    • Until GEONS becomes the prime source of our orbit determination (launch + ~ 8 weeks) and the spin rate is at the expected mission value, the definitive information may suffer from inaccuracies.
    • When commissioning is completed, along with the definitive ephemerides, FDOA will deliver a definitive to predictive comparison product which will quantify how well the predicted agrees with the definitive.
  • Most periods since launch now have a definitive product available through the SDC.  There are a few exceptions, please let Barbara know if the predictive information is not sufficient for your use.

8.  Reminder:  For the MMS Team:  How to get data from the SDC

 


 



Tues., April 28, 2015 11:00-noon Eastern (Toll Free 844-467-4685; Participant code 416667)


1. MMS Payload Status.   REMINDER:  This page automatically reflected at our Public MMS Science Website, and is open to all. Please make necessary corrections.


2.  SITL Training/Discussions at May SWT Meeting

  • Burst Team proposal is for two sessions: (1) small group training of first SITL Scientists, concentrating on use of EVA; and (2) SWT-wide group review/discussion of actual TDNs and potential SITL data products, plus Phase 1A science approach.
  • SITL training agenda for these two sessions under formulation here.  Please review and improve.
  • Burst team preparation for SITL training on Monday, May 18th, 9am to 12pm, LASP N100.
  • Teams were queried for nominations to this first class of SITL trainees.  There will be 5-7 SITL for Phase 1A.
    • Currently scheduled for training are:  PI/PS: Jim Burch, Roy Torbert, Tom Moore; HPCA: Stephen Fruselier, Karlheinz Trattner, Steven Petrinec; FIELDS: Yuri Khotdainstev, Matt Argall, Bob Strangeway; UC IDS: Stefan Eriksson; EPD: Joe Westlake, Barry Mauk
    • Trainers are:  Bob Ergun, Barbara Giles, Rick Wilder, Tai Phan, Mitsuo Oka, and Kris Larsen

  

3. SWT Planning

  • Status of mission, payload.  First look at data quality and calibration progress
  • Discussion of first papers --> special issue of GRL. There's always the possibility of a Science paper.  
  • AGU approach  – Special Session for papers – what will be the invited talks (at most four?)
  • Interference campaign planning
  • First look at TDNs, potential SITL selection methods, First training of SITL Scientists



4. MMS Science Color Scheme

  • For plotting purposes, the color scheme for MMS data shall be consistent with the convention used by previous heliophysics missions:
    • MMS1:  BLACK (change to white if using dark background)
    • MMS2:  RED
    • MMS3:  GREEN
    • MMS4:  BLUE
    • X,Y,Z is BLUE, GREEN, RED, solid, dashed, dotted
  • This is simple and easy to remember by thinking of the RGB color model. 
  • You'll see this appear in the first soon-to-be-released QL plots
    • Research into color-blind compliant palettes for QL plots has found the following, with perceived variation demonstrated for non-colorblind users (figure 16 at http://jfly.iam.u-tokyo.ac.jp/color/ ).

    • We propose using Red = Vermillion, Green = Bluish Green, and Blue = Sky Blue in order to maintain RGB scheme with maximum differentiation across the three forms of colorblindness.
  • ACTION: please inform your teams of this new convention and all will move toward presenting consistently as we approach the end of commissioning.


5. Quicklook plot status:

  • Quicklook plots will be available via SDC website.  First MAG quicklooks will hopefully be posted by the time of the SWT meeting in May
  • See below for quicklook plots submitted by instrument teams.
    • Currently 72 Quicklook plots defined at 19 time ranges (1368 plots/day total). Time ranges are currently:
      •  0-24 hours     1 plot/day

      •  0-12, 12-24 hours   2 plots/day

      •  0-6, 6-12, 12-18,18-24 hours  4 plots/day

      •  0-2,2-4 . . . 22-24 hours   12 plots/day

    • Quicklook team met by telecon on Friday 17 April and took actions to:
  • Proposed Quicklook Plots are as follows:
  • ACTION:  TEAMS NEED TO CONSIDER CONSOLIDATING/PARING BACK THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUAL PLOTS


6. Review status of MMS Science Web Site

  • now automatically updating the payload status information
  • MOST areas require a password (home page is open) until commissioning is complete and access to data is open to all. The username and password for the SDC/POC/SODAWG websites are the same.
  • will soon include information on Data Policy and expectation for public data availability
    • to be added to information page as well as highlighted on Quicklook plots. 


7. UPDATE:  L2 ephemeris/attitude products

  • Status report on production of L2 products.
    Automated processing of FDOA files is ongoing. No processing has been done using the OP77 model – it does not work well at MMS distances.

  • Currently reprocessing all files due to error in splitting FDOA multi-day files into daily filees.

     

    S/C
    Models
    Dates Processed
    Missing Days
    Gaps in Eph
    MMS1T89D,T89Q,TS04DMarch 13 - April 25, 2015April 8-9

    April 8-9,

    April 10, 12:00-20:30

    April 24, 12:00-19:00

    MMS2T89D,T89Q,TS04D

    March 13 - April 25, 2015

    April 8-9

    April 8-9,

    April 10, 12:00-20:30

    April 24, 12:00-19:00

    MMS3T89D,T89Q,TS04DMarch 13 - April 25, 2015April 8-9

    April 8-9,

    April 10, 12:00-20:30

    April 24, 12:00-19:00

    MMS4T89D,T89Q,TS04DMarch 13 - April 25, 2015April 8-9

    April 8-9,

    April 10, 12:00-20:30

    April 24, 12:00-19:00



     

  • Notes on FDOA data products to date:
    • The prime source for definitive information is currently the Flight Dynamics Facility- FDF (ground orbit determination)
    • The nominal Phase E GEONS/Navigator (on-board orbit determination) system is working well and, like many instruments, is not yet fully commissioned. The system is sensitive to the spacecraft spin rate.
    • To date, both the GEONS (when available and appropriate data are collected) and the FDF solutions have been used to deliver definitive ephemerides to the SDC.
    • The FDF solution is sensitive to missed tracking data which sometimes occurred in the early part of the mission. In addition, in the early part of the mission, a batch process was used for the orbit determination which led to some discontinuities in data file overlaps. That, coupled with the missed passes, created some larger overlaps.
    • FDOA is unable to produce definitive attitude products unless the spin rate is below approximately 4 rpm.
    • Until GEONS becomes the prime source of our orbit determination (launch + ~ 8 weeks) and the spin rate is at the expected mission value, the definitive information may suffer from inaccuracies.
    • When commissioning is completed, along with the definitive ephemerides, FDOA will deliver a definitive to predictive comparison product which will quantify how well the predicted agrees with the definitive.
  • Most periods since launch now have a definitive product available through the SDC.  There are a few exceptions, please let Barbara know if the predictive information is not sufficient for your use.

8.  Reminder:  For the MMS Team:  How to get data from the SDC





 



Tues., April 21, 2015 11:00-noon Eastern (Toll Free 844-467-4685; Participant code 416667)

1. MMS Payload Status.   This page automatically reflected at our Public MMS Science Website, and is open to all. Please make necessary corrections.

2. SWT Planning

  • Status of mission, payload.  First look at data quality and calibration progress
     
  •  Discussion of first papers --> special issue of GRL. There's always the possibility of a Science paper.  
  • AGU approach  – Special Session for papers 
  • Interference campaign planning
  • First look at TDNs, potential SITL selection methods, First SITL Training
     

3. Quicklook plot formats (results from the SWT Spinter):

  • Quicklook plots will be available via SDC website.  First MAG quicklooks will hopefully be posted by the time of the SWT meeting in May
  • See attached document for summary of quicklook plots submitted by instrument teams.
    • Currently 66 Quicklook plots defined at 19 time ranges (1254 plots/day total!)
    • Quicklook team met by telecon on Friday 17 April and took actions to:

4. Review status of MMS Science Web Site

  • now automatically updating the payload status information
  • some areas will now (or soon) require a password until commissioning is complete and access to data becomes open
  • include information on Data Policy and expectation for public data availability
    • To be added to information page as well as highlighted on Quicklook plots.
  • Working on automation of status updates, schedules, and events.

5. UPDATE:  L2 ephemeris/attitude products

  • FDOA data products:
    • The prime source for definitive information is currently the Flight Dynamics Facility- FDF (ground orbit determination)
    • GEONS/Navigator (on-board orbit determination) has been working very well but has not been fully commissioned and is sensitive to the spacecraft spin rate.
    • Both GEONS (when agreeing with the prime source) and the FDF solution have been used to deliver definitive ephemerides.
    • The FDF solution is sensitive to missed tracking data which many occurred in the early part of the mission. In addition, in the early part of the mission, a batch process was used for the orbit determination which leads to discontinuity in the overlap. That coupled with the missed passes created larger overlap.
    • FDOA is unable to produce definitive attitude products until the spin rate gets below approximately 4 rpm.
    • Until GEONS becomes the prime source of our orbit determination (launch + ~ 8 weeks) and the spin rate is at the expected mission value, the definitive information may suffer from inaccuracies.
    • Along with the definitive ephemerides, FDOA delivers a definitive to predictive overlap product which would quantify how well the predicted agrees with the definitive (documented in the FDOA-MOC ICD)
  • Most periods since launch now have a definitive product available through the SDC.  There are a few exceptions, please let Barbara know if the predictive information is not sufficient for your use.

6.  Reminder:  For the MMS Team:  How to get data from the SDC



Tues., April 14, 2015 11:00-noon Eastern (Toll Free 844-467-4685; Participant code 416667)

1. MMS Payload Status.  Please make necessary corrections.  Teams should feel free to add a link to a chart or two if desired.  This page is reflected at our Public MMS Science Website, and open to all.

FPI Status:  FPI continues its initial HV activities that are focused on verifying operational integrity and characterizing noise sources through the system.  The DES and DIS spectrometers are operated in pairs, moving systematically through the 16 quadrants of the combined set of observatories.  As of this morning we have completed five of the 16 quadrants. See  example DES results here.

 

2. SWT Planning

  •  Discussion of first papers -- special issue of GRL. There's always the possibility of a Science paper.  
  • AGU approach  – Special Session for papers 
  • What preparations are needed for interference campaign discussion 
  • First look at TDNs, potential SITL selection methods, SITL school preparations

     

3. Quicklook plot formats (results from the SWT Spinter):

  • Quicklook plots will be available via SDC website.
  • Each Quicklook plot produced at 24, 12, 6, and 2 hour intervals.
  • See attached document for summary of quicklook plots for ASPOC, FPI, and FIELDS.
    • Currently 66 Quicklook plots defined at 19 time ranges (1254 plots/day total!)

4. Review status of MMS Science Web Site

  • include information on Data Policy and expectation for public data availability
    • To be added to information page as well as highlighted on Quicklook plots.
  • Working on automation of status updates, schedules, and events.

5. UPDATE:  L2 ephemeris/attitude products

a) The FDOA defeph files are still not up-to-date, but are at least flowing irregularly now. April 1-4 FDOA files are now available.

 b) Glitches in data are still unresolved.  (e.g. see MMS1_GLITCH1.png and MMS1_GLITCH2.png. Differences in the overlap region are on the order of several hundred km.

c) We are in the process of adding capability to use predeph files so that we can get a consistent predict L2 product flowing.

d) Testing schemes for smoothing quaternions.


6.  Reminder:  For the MMS Team:  How to get data from the SDC


7.  Reminder:   MMS launch shirts and patches.  Pat Reiff is having them modify the patch (which is also on the shirt) so that "Magnetospheric Multiscale" is in red and easier to read. Shirt is now also available in youth sizes.   Pat thanks all who have ordered... She's almost to the 24-shirt minimum but below the 24-patch minimum.  
http://www.spaceupdate.com/store/mms.html.  Specify if you want a different color shirt in the "comments" section. 



Tues., April 7, 2015 11:00-noon Eastern (Toll Free 844-467-4685; Participant code 416667)

1. MMS Payload Status.  Please make necessary corrections.  Teams should feel free to add a link to a chart or two if desired.  This page is reflected at our Public MMS Science Website, and open to all.

2. SWT Planning

  •  Discussion of first papers -- special issue of GRL. There's always the possibility of a Science paper.  
  • AGU approach  – Special Session for papers 
  • What preparations are needed for interference campaign discussion 
  • First look at TDNs, potential SITL selection methods, SITL school preparations

3. Quicklook plot formats (results from the SWT Spinter):

  • Quicklook plots will be available via SDC website.
  • Each Quicklook plot produced at 24, 12, 6, 2, and 1 hour intervals.
  • See attached document for summary of quicklook plots for ASPOC, FPI, and FIELDS.

4. Review status of MMS Science Web Site

  • include information on Data Policy and expectation for public data availability
    • To be added to information page as well as highlighted on Quicklook plots.

5. UPDATE:  L2 ephemeris/attitude products

a) The FDOA defeph files are still not up-to-date, but are at least flowing irregularly now. April 1-4 FDOA files are now available.

 b) Glitches in data are still unresolved.  (e.g. see MMS1_GLITCH1.png and MMS1_GLITCH2.png. Differences in the overlap region are on the order of several hundred km.

c) We are in the process of adding capability to use predeph files so that we can get a consistent predict L2 product flowing.

d) Testing schemes for smoothing quaternions.


6.  Reminder:  For the MMS Team:  How to get data from the SDC


7.  Reminder:   MMS launch shirts and patches.  Pat Reiff is having them modify the patch (which is also on the shirt) so that "Magnetospheric Multiscale" is in red and easier to read. Shirt is now also available in youth sizes.   Pat thanks all who have ordered... She's almost to the 24-shirt minimum but below the 24-patch minimum.  
http://www.spaceupdate.com/store/mms.html.  Specify if you want a different color shirt in the "comments" section. 



Tues., March 31, 2015 11:00-noon Eastern (Toll Free 844-467-4685; Participant code 416667) 

Agenda (all should add to this as appropriate):


1. MMS Payload Status.  Please make necessary corrections.  Teams should feel free to add a link to a chart or two if desired.  The intent is that this page will be reflected at our Public MMS Science Website, and open to anyone.  

 

2. Please be aware that there are at least two known "bugs" connected with this collaboration site; they are being worked and we ask your patience in the meantime. 

  • If you are editing a page and choose to "cancel", you are directed to an "error" page and will need to use your bookmarks to return to your workspace
  • When you log-in you may be directed to a page you didn't anticipate or to an "error" page, again you will need to use your bookmarks to return to the place you intended to be.  

     
  • The best way to avoid having problems when selecting links from the main page is to log in immediately, navigate back to the main page, and then proceed as you normally would.

 

3. Early results / data examples posted for discussion.


3. Review flow of L2 ephemeris/attitude products

a) Problem auto-pushing data to SDC. (Solved with changes to directory permissions).

b) The FDOA defeph files are not up-to-date. Several Missing days so far. Our processing creates daily files and we need 3 DEFEPH files at a time (today, yesterday, tomorrow) to fill out the whole day.

 c) With the defeph files that are there, there appear to be some issues. First and foremost is that where the different files overlap in time, the positions do not agree. Comparison of the two files MMS1_DEFEPH_2015074_2015075.V00 and MMS1_DEFEPH_2015073_2015074.V01 are shown in the following two plots:  MMS1_GLITCH1.png and MMS1_GLITCH2.png. Differences in the overlap region are on the order of several hundred km. Other regions of overlap show smaller differences (why don't  they match?)


4. Review status of MMS Science Web Site 

  • include high-level MMS Status
  • include information on Data Policy and expectation for public data availability

5.  Reminder:  For the MMS Team:  How to get data from the SDC

6. Updates?:  Data Rights and Rules of the Road


7. Quicklook plot formats (results from the SWT Spinter):


8.  Last chance to order MMS launch shirts and patches.  Pat Reiff is having them modify the patch (which is also on the shirt) so that "Magnetospheric Multiscale" is in red and easier to read. Shirt is now also available in youth sizes.   Pat thanks all who have ordered... She's almost to the 24-shirt minimum but below the 24-patch minimum.  
http://www.spaceupdate.com/store/mms.html.  Specify if you want a different color shirt in the "comments" section.  



Tues., March 24, 2015 11:00-noon Eastern (Toll Free 844-467-4685; Participant code 416667) 

Agenda (all should add to this as appropriate):

1. MMS Status.  Please make necessary corrections.  Teams should feel free to add a link to a chart or two if desired.  The intent is that this page can be higher level, and open to anyone.  

Some early data examples have been posted for discussion. 

2. Review flow of L2 ephemeris/attitude products

a) Problem auto-pushing data to SDC. (Solved with changes to directory permissions).

b) The FDOA defeph files are not up-to-date. Several Missing days so far. Our processing creates daily files and we need 3 DEFEPH files at a time (today, yesterday, tomorrow) to fill out the whole day.

 c) With the defeph files that are there, there appear to be some issues. First and foremost is that where the different files overlap in time, the positions do not agree. Comparison of the two files MMS1_DEFEPH_2015074_2015075.V00 and MMS1_DEFEPH_2015073_2015074.V01 are shown in the following two plots:  MMS1_GLITCH1.png and MMS1_GLITCH2.png. Differences in the overlap region are on the order of several hundred km. Other regions of overlap show smaller differences (why don't  they match?)


3. Review status of MMS Science Web Site and preparations for data capture and release

a) An outline of the MMS SDC website is available for review and comment at: https://lasp.colorado.edu/galaxy/display/mms/MMS+SDC+Website+Outline

b) Access to ephemeris data, and other ancillary data, at the SDC is best done via our web services. Refer to the following document, MMS SDC Web Services

For example, to download all Predicted Ephemeris ancillary files, copy and past the following command into a new browser window:

https://lasp.colorado.edu/mms/sdc/sitl/files/api/v1/download/ancillary?product=predeph

4. Reminder:  Data Rights and Rules of the Road

5. Next Tuesday:  Quicklook plot formats (results from the SWT Spinter), Progress on L2 ephemeris/attitude product, MMS SDC Public Website


 

 



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