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The Cluster spacecraft crossing the Earth's plasmasphere

The Cluster spacecraft crossing the Earth's plasmasphere


Date: 17 May 2001
Satellite: Cluster
Depicts: Illustration of the four Cluster spacecraft, passing the plasmasphere
Copyright: ESA

On 17 May 2001, the four Cluster spacecraft were travelling northward along their orbit (dashed line) and successively crossed the plasmasphere (orange region) at around 30-60 minute intervals. Rumba was the first to pass the plasmasphere, followed by Salsa, Tango and Samba.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
18-Oct-2021 20:04 UT

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