The MAGnetometers for Innovation and Capability (MAGIC) Technology Demonstration on the TRACERS SMEX satellite mission passed its confirmation review at NASA on March 8. Dr. Nicola Fox, Heliophysics Division Director, approved MAGIC to formally proceed into the implementation phase, which means the MAGIC team can start flight build.
Associate Professor David Miles, MAGIC principal investigator, said his team got enthusiastic feedback from both NASA Goddard and NASA Headquarters staff, who seemed genuinely excited to see the instrument move forward.
The project involves the design, building, and testing a next-generation spaceflight fluxgate magnetometer. It delivers world-class magnetic measurements without relying on the legacy ring-cores used by most other providers and can be scaled and tuned for other applications.