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RW-1.0 unveiled

posted May 12, 2012, 8:57 AM by Doug Sinclair   [ updated May 12, 2012, 9:36 AM ]
The home page now sports a picture of the first integrated RW-1.0 reaction wheel.  With 1.0 Nm-sec momentum storage in under 1 kg and only 42 mm high, this promises to be a game-changer for small agile satellites.

Radiation qualification testing was successfully completed on May 7, and units built from radiation lot-screened parts (-1 suffix) are available.

Many thanks to Stephen Mauthe, the mechanical engineer responsible for the swooshy curves, and Colleen McArdle, the designer who drew the beautiful laser-engraved patterns on the rotors.
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