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First RW-1.0 Reaction Wheels Shipped Out

posted Aug 30, 2012, 12:58 PM by Doug Sinclair
The first six RW-1.0 reaction wheels have completed acceptance testing, and have begun to ship out to customers today.  We are quite proud of this development.  While the conceptual idea for a high torque 1 Nms wheel has been around for some time, detailed design of this product only began in February of 2012.  Less than 7 months later qualified flight hardware is going out the door.
We're going to take a breather over the Labour Day long weekend, and then get back to clearing the backlog of star trackers and smaller reaction wheels from the order book.