Cluster Master Science Plan
The Master Science Plan is an important and critical part of the
process of planning Cluster science operations. It provides the
strategic view of the acquisition of science data by the four Cluster
spacecraft, e.g. in terms of scientific targets.
The links below provide access to a variety of information on the
current and past plans
Plans for future MSP production
Overview of what the Plan provides
ASCII list of Overall Plan
ASCII list of Future Plan
Notes on scheduling of BM3
High level views of the Plan
Detailed views of the Plan
These are expanded views each showing the equivalent of
two hours of local time in
the precession of the Cluster orbits (local times are referenced to
that at apogee). The expanded scale allows more detail to be shown,
e.g. location of TDA8 periods (WBD downlink to Panska Ves).
These plots are now available on the
Important: Since 2012, Cluster science requirements have
led us (occasionally) to schedule a significant number of BM1 and BM2 periods at different times on each spacecraft,
e.g. because of large spacecraft separations, and because of the need for
careful targeting of BM2 on the auroral acceleration region.
Due to the design of the JSOC software that handles the four-spacecraft Master Science Plan,
these single spacecraft operatons cannot be represented in the Bryant plots shown
on this web page or in the ASCII table of the Master Science Plan.
JSOC wiki for details of these single spacecraft periods, and any no-data-taking periods.
Catalogue of all Bryant Plots
See the catalogue of all operational JSOC Bryant plots
Last updated by Yulia Bogdanova (email@example.com),
08 September 2020