Session outline
Space and Planetary Sciences(P)
Session Sub Category Solar-Terrestrial Sciences, Space Electromagnetism & Space Environment(EM)
Session ID P-EM06
Title Magnetospheric Multi-Scale (MMS) mission -- A new age of magnetospheric physics
Short title Magnetospheric Multi-Scale (MMS) mission
Convener Name Seiji Zenitani
Affiliation National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Co-convener 1. Name Naritoshi Kitamura
Affiliation Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Co-convener 2. Name Yoshifumi Saito
Affiliation Solar System Science Division, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Co-convener 3. Name Paul A. Cassak
Affiliation West Virginia University
Co-convener 4. Name Li-Jen Chen
Affiliation NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Co-convener 5. Name Craig J. Pollock
Affiliation NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
International Symposium 'International Symposium' in addition to Scientific session.
Language English
Scope NASA's Magnetospheric Multi-Scale (MMS) mission is an international multi-satellite mission to probe space plasmas in Earth's magnetosphere. It is the first mission to spatially and temporally resolve electron-scale physics. The mission's primary target is to understand magnetic reconnection, but its ultra-high-resolution observation will help us to understand various other magnetospheric processes. Launched in March 2015, the four MMS spacecrafts have been probing Earth's dayside magnetopause since September 2015. MMS will further probe reconnection sites in the magnetotail in 2017. Therefore, it is a worthy time to gather an discuss what is being learned with MMS.
The purpose of this session is to overview the current status, to bring the latest results to the community, and to anticipate future prospects of all MMS-related science. We invite contributions from satellite observations, numerical simulations, laboratory observations, and theories that address the physics of magnetic reconnection and MMS-related magnetospheric processes. Geotail, Cluster2, THEMIS, VAP, and other observations that enlighten future MMS observations are welcome.
This is a joint session with American Geophysical Union (AGU). We hope this session will boost international collaboration between Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) scientists, AGU scientists, and space physicists around the world.
Type of presentation Oral and Poster presentation
Invited papers James L. Burch (Southwest Research Institute)
Michael Hesse (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Hiroshi Hasegawa (Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, JAXA)
Masahiro Hoshino (University of Tokyo)
Huishan Fu (Beihang University)