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Img.066abc (G17abc) The principles involved in the meshing of flanges in flying systems. These principles are illustrated with examples of vertical cross sections of pairs of cooperating cigars taking part in the formation of such systems. As shown, the cigars coupled rim-to-rim are oriented in reverse of each other (see also Img.057 (G12). The joining forces are created by the positioning of the side propulsors of the coupled spacecraft in a straight line so that each is able to attract the propulsor of its counterpart. The diagram presents the coupling of the following numbers and types of Magnocraft: (a) four Magnocraft of the K3 type, (b) six Magnocraft of the K6 type, and (c) seven Magnocraft of the K7 type.