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A Good Day for Star Trackers

posted Mar 22, 2021, 6:38 PM by Doug Sinclair   [ updated Mar 25, 2021, 8:20 PM ]
Lots of launches today!  Astroscale's ELSA-d and MBRSC's DMSat-1 were launched on a Soyuz.  ELSA-d is a debris-removal demonstrator, using two ST-16RT2 star trackers.  DMSat-1 is an optical remote sensing mission, using one ST-16RT2 star trackers and three RW3-0.06 reaction wheels.

A few hours later, an Electron launched the Blacksky Global-9 satellite.  This has two more ST-16RT2 star trackers, along with four RW3-0.06 reaction wheels.

Finally, the kick stage of this Electron is configured as the Pathstone Photon satellite, with a further two more ST-16RT2 and three RW3-0.06.