FIELDS Instruments

Analog & Digital Fluxgates

Electron Drift Instrument

Double Probes

Search Coil Magnetometer

MMS Quick Facts
 • Launched 3/12/2015
 • Solving Magnetospheric
    Reconnection, and
    Turbulence (SMART)
    is the MMS Science
 • Southwest Research Inst.
    (SWRI) is leading the
    science investigation
 • Mission duration:
    2yrs. 6mos.
 • Four spacecraft will fly
    in tetrahedral formation
    through regions of
    the magnetosphere,
    each collecting data
    with identical suites
    of instrumentation.

Related Links
   - MMS at NASA
   - MMS at SWRI
   - MMS at Rice

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FIELDS Instrument Suite

The FIELDS investigation is an advanced suite of six sensors measuring critical electric and magnetic fields in and around reconnection regions. Investigation is led by Co-Investigator R. B. Torbert, University of New Hampshire.

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FIELDS Sensors