This morning approx 5.30am i seen roughly 12 travelling in perfect formation approx 15cm apart , im 200km south of sydney Australia travelling from a north west direction

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    $\begingroup$ Yes. see the duplicate question $\endgroup$ – James K Apr 1 at 21:04
  • $\begingroup$ "approx 15cm apart"? $\endgroup$ – uhoh Apr 2 at 4:41

Yes they can. It depends on how the satellites are deployed from the launch vehicle.

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  • $\begingroup$ There is also the "A-train" which were not all deployed together but have none-the-less been maneuvered into a "train-like formation", though not "approx 15cm apart" :-) $\endgroup$ – uhoh Apr 2 at 4:43

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