News‎ > ‎

Four More Satellites

posted Sep 16, 2016, 3:39 AM by Doug Sinclair   [ updated Sep 16, 2016, 3:40 AM ]
Congratulations to Terra Bella and Arianespace on the successful launch of four more SkySat satellites (numbers 3, 4, 5 and 6).  They carry the following Sinclair Interplanetary designed equipment:
  • 8 ST-16RT2 star trackers
  • 12 TQ-15 magnetic torque rods (built under license by SpaceFlight Industries)
  • 16 RW3-1.0 reaction wheels (built under license by Millennium Space Systems)
Less than 12 hours after launch all four spacecraft are 3-axis stabilized with the ADCS equipment all performing nominally.
Comments