NASA Mission to Track Earth's Magnetic Collisions Launching Tonight

March 12, 2015 1:10 PM

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NASA Mission to Track Earth's Magnetic Collisions Launching Tonight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is poised to launch four satellites tonight (March 12) on a mission to study a phenomenon in Earth's magnetic field that could be key to understanding space weather events that can impact the planet, and you can watch the liftoff live online.

The Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, or MMS for short, consists of four satellites that will fly in formation in Earth orbit. The satellites are currently packed atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that is set to launch at 10:44 p.m. EDT (0244 GMT) tonight (March 12) from Space Launch Com...

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