Local Maneuvering
Thinsat displacement acceleration is approximately 10 microns per second squared. Displacement distance without stopping (avoiding a collider, for example) is 5 t^{2} microns (t in seconds). Moving and stopping is slower, 2.5 t^{2} microns. We can control the electrochromic thrusters in small increments, and within fractions of a second, so our maneuvering accuracy can be a few nanometers, much better than our measurement accuracy.
time 
avoidance 
move and stop 

1 second 
5 um 
2.5 um 

1 minute 
18 mm 
9 mm 

2.5 minutes 
11 cm 
6 cm 
avoid < 1cm collider 
5 minutes 
45 cm 
22 cm 

20 minutes 
7 m 
4 m 
avoid satellite 
1 hour 
65 m 
32 m 
avoid ISS scale object 
6 hours 

1160 m 
traverse large array 




1 day 

19 km 
degrees of orbit 
3 days 

168 km 
0.75 
1 week 

914 km 
4.1 
30 days 

16800 km 
75 
47 days 

40000 km 
184 
The M288 orbit is 12789 km radius, 80356 km circumference, 223.2 km per degree.
If the wavelength is 8mm and the ground antenna is 1 meter across, the aperture is about 0.5 degrees. So, in less than 3 days, a thinsat can move from one aperture to the next, "moving between data centers". in 20 months it can move anywhere in the m288 orbit. If it tilts and reduces light pressure, it can move faster, tilting back to full sunlight for position checks. This is not spectacular speed, but it is better than most satellites can manage.