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Hawkeye 360 Triangular Formation Flying Design

I recently chanced upon the paper Making the Invisible Visible: Precision RF-Emitter Geolocation from Space by the HawkEye 360 Pathfinder Mission (32nd Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites) ...
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What formation-keeping software does MMS use?

The Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) mission is a NASA mission consisting of four satellites arranged (at apogee) in a tetrahedral formation. According to this 2015 source: On Oct. 15, 2015, a NASA ...
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What formation-keeping maneuvers are required by MMS?

The Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) mission is a NASA mission consisting of four satellites arranged (at apogee) in a tetrahedral formation. According to this 2015 source: On Oct. 15, 2015, a NASA ...
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What is the biggest satellite constellation in space right now?

What is the biggest, by the means of satellite amount, satellite constellation in space right now?
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How well could the tether tension method of attitude control actually ultimately work for a cubesat system?

The phys.org new item Image: Small satellite deployed from the Space Station shows the cubesat craft Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite (STARS-C) being deployed from the ISS. A satellite ...
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How will "precision formation flying" likely be first demonstrated?

The OP of the question Would a lunar telescope provide a significant improvement over terrestrial based equipment? got slightly trounced for asking "the wrong question", but this answer does address ...
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