The production of NASA’s MMS (Magnetic Multi Scale) Satellite is moving right along in the massive cleanroom at Goddard Space Station. The MMS recently finished a successful round of vibration testing and is now being stacked for additional testing in what is affectionately called the IHOP formation because it looks like a stack of pancakes.
MMS is scheduled for launch in March of 2015 from Cape Canaveral in Florida aboard an Atlas V rocket. It was originally supposed to launch earlier, but due to the government shutdown last year the mission had to be pushed back.
Check out this great article over at Universe Today that explains how the MMS will study magnetic reconnection around the earth.