MMS Launch


Artist concept of space weather showing an active Sun with flares and a CME in the upper right, the Earth in the lower right with types of technology affected by space weather to the lower left; satellites, airplanes, the ISS and ground-based electrical lines. Studying the Sun-Earth connection.
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MMS Launch Images

The MMS Mission

Spacecraft: Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS)
Launch Vehicle: United Launch Alliance Atlas V
Launch Location: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Launch Pad: Space Launch Complex 41
Launch Date: March 12
Launch Time: 10:44 p.m. ET

Atlas V rocket at Launch Complex 41
Image above: A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket stands on the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo credit: NASA/Daniel Casper

MMS Launch and Processing

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Mission Extras

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Page Last Updated: April 2nd, 2015
Page Editor: Holly Zell