Cluster and Double Star: A fleet of 6 satellites investigating Earth's magnetosphere
Research report (imported) 2004 - Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics
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.