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Satellite Formation Flying Using Laser Ranging

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This experiment shows how a flock of satellites can fly in formation using laser ranging. One satellite is designated as the leader, and the remaining satellites arrange themselves in a formation with respect to the leader satellite while measuring line-of-sight only using laser range finders. The leader satellite drags the entire formation behind it.

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Written by physicsgg

July 19, 2011 at 11:13 am

Posted in SPACE

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