NASA's MMS spacecraft align in record-setting formation

September 21, 2016 8:56 PM

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NASA's MMS spacecraft align in record-setting formation

The four identical spacecraft that make up NASA's MMS mission are flying with a separation of just 4.5 miles.

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Four identical spacecraft make up NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale mission. Last week, the four craft convened in the closest-ever flying formation. The craft are flying with a separation of just 4.5 miles. The MMS spacecraft flew at a distance of six miles apart in...

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