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A spacecraft can only be accurately controlled if the calculations which describe its motion incorporate mass properties quantities which agree with the true physical properties of the spacecraft. Mass, center of gravity location, moment of inertia, and product of inertia of the spacecraft need to be accurately measured.
Space Electronics manufactures the only instruments in the world that can measure all mass properties in one setup. These combined instruments reduce handling of the spacecraft and the risks associated with it.
Two types of instruments answer the particular needs of the space industry:
• Our KSR instruments measure center of gravity and moment of inertia.
• Our POI instruments measure center of gravity, moment of inertia, product of inertia and dynamic unbalance.
All of these instruments are intrinsically compatible with cleanroom requirements. They do not incorporate any hydraulic circuitry that could damage flight hardware.
Our instruments are used throughout the world to measure satellites. Some of our customers include NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (USA), Alcatel Alenia Space (Italy), JAXA (Japan), NSPO (Taiwan), etc.
Space Electronics offers center of gravity measurement instruments for launch vehicles. The instruments are customized to accomodate heavy payloads with a large diameter.
Space Electronics manufactures hemispherical and spherical gas bearing stands to simulate frictionless rotation. These systems allow to test thrusters and attitude control systems.
Space Electronics LLC - 81 Fuller Way - Berlin, CT 06037 (USA) - Phone: +1 860 829 0001 - Fax: +1 860 829 0005 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Mass Properties Measurement Products:
Center of Gravity Measurement Instruments
Moment of Inertia Measurement Instruments
Product of Inertia Measurement Instruments
Combined Mass Properties Measurement Instruments