Crossing of the four spacecraft
Date: 21 December 2000
Depicts: Illustration of Cluster passing the bow shock
SC1-Rumba and SC3-Samba crossed the
bow shock at around 08:24:30 and SC4- Tango shortly after around 08:25 UT.
The spacecraft are in a tetrahedral configuration (triangular pyramid) and are giving
information about the 3D geometry of the bow shock and about the physical processes taking place
upstream and downstream of the bow shock. The distance between the spacecraft was approximately 600 km.
Last Update: 1 September 2019