M50 CMG

Overview

The demand for spacecraft agility, requiring increased torque, is on the rise and Honeywell is there with a solution.

Honeywell has developed an economically viable control moment gyroscope for worldwide scientific and commercial markets providing higher output torque for attitude control systems. The complexity of earlier CMG designs and the extensive testing requirements have previously made CMGs unaffordable to the commercial markets – until now. Employing 30 years of CMG design and low cost commercial RWA manufacturing experience, the new M50 CMG performance picks up where reaction wheels leave off.

Specifications

Component Type
CMG
Form Factor
SmallSat
Dry Mass
28.0 kg
Average Power
35.0 W
Heritage
Yes
Status
In Production