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Crossing of the four spacecraft

Crossing of the four spacecraft


Date: 21 December 2000
Satellite: Cluster
Depicts: Illustration of Cluster passing the bow shock
Copyright: ESA

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
19-Oct-2021 08:51 UT

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