There is plenty of detailed info online about how the individual darts fly and manoeuvre but nothing about how they maintain their triangular separation.

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    $\begingroup$ Good question :D, out of curiosity: Which references did you already read concerning the flight of the darts? $\endgroup$
    – U_flow
    May 20, 2022 at 14:05
  • $\begingroup$ The darts are steered by command from the launcher, are they not? $\endgroup$
    – Zeiss Ikon
    May 20, 2022 at 15:45
  • $\begingroup$ The darts contain a Guidance and Control section which observes a 2D Laser-grid emitted by the launcher. The darts then steer themselves such that they stay in the center of this grid. $\endgroup$
    – U_flow
    May 21, 2022 at 8:55
  • $\begingroup$ Hi thanks. I assume that the dart’s c and c system notes which grid it is in then maintains that grid posit? I found an excellent description online : military-history.fandom.com/wiki/Starstreak_(missile) There are also more descriptions of the rotating fore body and clutch system that controls direction just using two canards- v light and manoeuvrable system $\endgroup$ May 21, 2022 at 15:18
  • $\begingroup$ No, I Do not think that thats is the case, simply because the grid is not rotating, but the Darts are rotating around the Center of that grid. Controlling the Darts in a Formation is (imo) unlikely because it would require very fine control. But I Do not know fore sure, hence I cannot answer This. $\endgroup$
    – U_flow
    May 21, 2022 at 15:58


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