Honeywell to Develop Miniature Gyroscope System for Air Force
[Satellite Today 11-19-08] Honeywell has been selected to provide the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory with a mini momentum control system for space missions, the company announced Nov. 18.
The system will include four control momentum gyroscopes, space hardened electronics, a vibration isolation system, and a plug-and-play interface.
“Honeywell’s mini momentum control system saves up to 30 percent of weight over larger systems and is about 50 percent smaller,” Dave Douglass, vice president, Honeywell Space, said in a statement. “It also produces less vibration, a critical factor for satellites with precision payloads.”
Honeywell is scheduled to deliver the system in 2010.