Turning mms star sensors into high energy particle detectors

Seth Shulman, Sean Letoruneau, Samuel Placanica, Troelz Denver, John Jørgensen

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The NASA Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, launched on March 12, 2015, is flying four spinning spacecraft in highly elliptical orbits to study the magnetosphere of the Earth. The paper will discuss how operations of the Star Sensors onboard the MMS observatories have evolved from pure attitude sensors to a hybrid configuration that now provides both attitude and science in the form of high energy particle profiling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 15th International Conference on Space Operations
Number of pages16
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Publication date2018
Article numberAIAA 2018-2714
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2018 SpaceOps Conference - Marseille, France
Duration: 28 May 20181 Jun 2018


Conference2018 SpaceOps Conference

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