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Atlas launches NASA space science spacecraft
Posted: Fri, Mar 13, 2015, 8:55 PM ET (0055 GMT)
Atlas 5 launch of MMS (NASA/KSC) An Atlas 5 rocket successfully launched four NASA satellites that will study disturbances in the Earth's magnetosphere. Tha ULA Atlas 5 421 lifted off on schedule at 10:44 pm EDT (0244 GMT Friday) carrying four Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft. The four spacecraft separated from the Centaur upper stage nearly two hours after liftoff. The MMS spacecraft will fly in formation to give scientists three-dimensional views of powerful magnetic reconnection events that can release large amounts of energy. MMS will begin science observations in September.
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