AAC Clyde Space has won a US$590,000 order for reaction wheels to be used on a number of small satellites. The order comes from a US blue chip company.
The order includes engineering and flight models and qualification testing of reaction wheels, an instrument used primarily for three-axis attitude control of spacecraft. The instrument provides high pointing accuracy and is used to rotate spacecraft to keep payloads in correct angle.
AAC Clyde Space expect to have completed delivery of the order during the fourth quarter 2023.
"That we have been selected for this order illustrates our strong position in attitude control, a field that has become key to broaden the applications for small satellites," says AAC Clyde Space CEO Luis Gomes.