The Macau Science Satellite-1 mission (MSS-1) was successfully launched on 21 May 2023 into a nearly circular low-latitude orbit at an altitude of 500 km (https://mss.must.edu.mo/
The planned Macau Science Satellite-2 mission (MSS-2) is intended to form a constellation with MSS-1. Two further geomagnetic satellites will be placed in near-polar but strongly eccentric orbits with a perigee around 200 km and apogee about 5000 km. This will allow a very dense spatial and temporal magnetic coverage to be achieved.
The primary purposes of the Royal Astronomical Society Discussion Meeting are: (1) to report on initial results from the MSS-1; (2) to discuss future plans for related research and collaboration with the international community; (3) to provide scientific and technical suggestions for the MSS-2 mission; and (4) to discuss integration with SWARM and the international community.
The meeting will comprise of invited talks from both MSS mission scientists and global magnetic field researchers to give an overview of the mission and new science possibilities. There will be an open discussion at the end of the meeting.
To register for the conference dinner, please see: https://mss.must.edu.mo/
David Gubbins (Leeds)
Phil Livermore (Leeds)
Ciaran Beggin (BGS, Edinburgh)