Cluster and Double Star: A fleet of 6 satellites investigating Earth's magnetosphere

Research report (imported) 2004 - Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics

Berndt Klecker; Matthias Förster, Edita, Georgescu, Stein Haaland, Arpad Kis, Goetz Paschmann, Manfred Scholer, Hans Vaith
Weltraumplasmaphysik (Dr. Götz Paschmann)
MPI für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching
With the missions Cluster and Double Star, coordinated measurements in Earth’s magnetosphere with up to 6 spacecraft are now becoming available for the first time. Cluster, with its 4 spacecraft in tetraeder-configuration provides data for variable distances in the range ~100 to 20000 km. These are complimented by the measurements of the Two Double Star spacecraft in polar and equatorial orbit.

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