Formation-Flying Sat Experiment Underway

By Frank Morring, Jr.

Two Swedish-built spacecraft are conducting experiments in autonomous formation flying that should lead to an autonomous rendezvous before the mission ends.

The Prisma technology-experiment mission, launched June 15 on a Dnepr-1 rocket from Yasni, Russia, consists of two small spacecraft that will evaluate techniques for the sort of formation flying that will be useful in large-scale ...

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