Fall 2015 Science Working Group / Team (SWG/SWT) Meeting=
2-6 November 2015, SwRI, Sa=
n Antonio TX: Logistics: Agenda (TBS), Registration; Hotels
The Fall SWT meeting will convene on Tues. 3=
Nov. 2015, and adjourn on Thurs. 5 Nov.
Science Working Team Telecons:&=
Agenda: Telecon 2015-06-23
Eclipse Season Science Working Group / Team (SWG/SWT) Meeting
18-21 May 2015, LASP=
, CU Boulder: Logistics, <=
enda V5a, Registration; Updates; Hotels; Presentations
The "Eclipse" SWT meeting will conven=
e on Tuesday, May 19 at 8:30 am and adjourn on Thursday, May 21 at 5:00 pm.
MMS News (For the latest on MMS commissioning, see Paylo=
ad Status link at right)
- New: 12 June: Van Allen Pro=
bes conjunction occurred. Data is available to downloaded. SITL test lesson=
s were learned.
- New: 11 June: Spacecraft ti=
lt, warm and shake did not result in additional extension of -Z ADP, but co=
nfirmed its rigidity.
- 9 June: Spacecraft being tilted to warm the -Z ADP mechanism and thrust=
er firings will be done to perturb it.
- 27 May: Chapman Conference (NCTS 22481-15) abstracts due=
- 20 May: SWT meeting group photo posted to this pa=
ge (scroll down).
- 15 May: SWT Agenda =
V5 posted at the Meeting link above with minor tweaks and better room infor=
- 13 May: SWT Agenda =
V4a posted at the Meeting link above. Dan Baker will be our after-dinner sp=
- 8 May: All ADP booms and EIS door=
s have deployed successfully. MMS #3 -Z ADP boom remains at 97% deployed bu=
t is fully functional.
- 6 May: SPDF Orbit Plots for MMS and other missions link=
ed at the right under "Operations".
- 6 May: SWT Ag=
enda V2 posted at the Meeting link above.
- 4 May: +Z ADP Boom de=
ploy successfully completed on MMS 1, 2, 4; now complete on all four s/c. <=
- 15 April: SDP 1-4 fully deployed on MMS 1-4.
- 8 April: Published chapters of the MMS Book can be accessed using the &=
quot;MMS Book" link at the right.
- 8 April: The Commissioning Plan Overview was moved to the Payload Statu=
s page, accessible at the right.
- 7 April: SDP 1-4 successfully deployed to 17 m on MMS1-4.
- 1 April: EDI is the first instrument to complete a full HV checkout on =
all four s/c.
- Early MMS data examples are posted under "Discussions" at the=
left in the navigation column.
- The Fall 2015 MMS SWT Meeting has been set for 2-6 November at SwRI in =
San Antonio, TX.
- 23 Mar: LV activations underway on all four s/c.
- 17 Mar: Probe receivers, MAG boom=
s deployed, MMS captures first data including a substorm.
- 13 Mar: SWT presentations have bee=
n posted under "Discussions" on the navig=
ation column to the left.
- 13 Mar: MMS had a picture perfect launch, injection, and separation of the four spacecraft! =
- 7 Mar: A further revision of the SWT meeting agenda was posted. Changes=
are mainly on Wednesday, 11 Mar.
- 27 Feb: A major revision of the SWT meeting agenda has been necessary o=
wing to the need for time for launch pad tours. See link above.
- 25 Feb: Encapsulation was completed and the payload is on the transport=
er for delivery to the launch vehicle.
- A set of p=
hotos have been posted of the MMS stack and shroud being prepped for en=
- 18 Feb: SWT Agenda has been corrected/updated with minor changes, inclu=
ding the abbreviated version above.
- 17 Feb: Final stacking of the spacecraft has been completed. Next: pyro mating, bagging, move to encapsulation. L=
V testing underway.
- 17 Feb: NASA Guest Operations is expected to mai=
l invitations to the launch by 17 Feb. Additional information will be provided with the invites.
- Scientist In The Loop=
added to this page at upper right. =
- 20 Jan 2015: Future Plans: The first post-launch MMS SWT meeting will b=
e in Boulder at LASP on 18-21 May, during the "eclipse break" fro=
m commissioning of the spacecraft.
- MMS Book Chapters can be browsed with the following linked search: http://link.springer.com/search?que=
- 15 Jan 2015: Future Plans Made: The first post-launch MMS SWT meeting w=
ill be in Boulder at LASP on
15-19 June 18-21 May, during the "=
eclipse break" from commissioning of the spacecraft.
- If for any reason the launch slips, it will do so one day at a time, an=
d it is expected that the launch will occur not later than 16 March.
- 12 Jan 2015: ULA reported to LSP and MMS that the qualification test of=
the new Booster Main Vehicle Battery (BMVB) was completed. Initial indicat=
ions are the battery passed the test with the expected post-test VOC and a =
successful functional test after vibration. The battery capacity test and a=
DPA of the cells will be completed this week. This further increases confi=
dence that the battery issue will be resolved in time to maintain the 3/12/=
2015 launch date.
- 11 Jan 2015: The orbital debris waiver for the Centaur upper stage has =
been approved by NASA HQ.
- Oct 2014: Magnetic explosion probes make it to the Cape
- 20-21 Oct 2014 GSFC SWT Meeting presentations are posted.
- 29 Oct 2014: MMS Spacecraft #1 =
and 2 shipped to KSC on 28 Oct. 2014 and have now arrived.
- 22-24 Oct 2014: The MMS Pre-Shi=
p Review was held.
- 17 Oct 2014: The MMS Media Day =
and Social was held.
- The MMS Launch Readiness Date has been confirmed at 12 March 2015.
- 25-27 Mar 2014 U-Iowa SWT Meeting presentations are posted. Photo of Kletzing add =
to photo gallery page.
- The MMS-THEMIS Coordination Workin=
g Group Page contains important information.
- MMS Book chapter manuscripts are now due to be submitted both here for =
internal review, and at the Space Science Reviews site, as explained here
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0 Nov 2013: A current list=
of MMS publications has been created.
6-28 June 2013 Mission Operations Review GSFC
0 June 2013: First CPT completed successfully! Congrats to I&T Team!&nb=
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7-30 Aug 2012: Mission SIR at GSFC
1 Jan 2012: IS SIR at SwRI and on WEBEX for instrument team leads. [Present=
ations are here.|http://tinyurl.com/773njst
0 June 2011: Commissioning discussion at GSFC
-9 June 2011: Ground System PDR at GSFC
-2 June 2011: SRB Update Briefing at GSFC Visitor Center
8 May 2011: "Interactive Tools for D=
ata Transformation and Visualization" by J. Heer @ GSFC IS&T Colloq=
-6 May 2011: SOC Technical Interchange Meeting at LASP
May 2011: Pre-PDR Peer Review of SOC at LASP
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