CubeTorquer CubeCoil
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CubeTorquer and CubeCoil

1,600.00

The CubeTorquer and CubeCoil units are small magnetic actuators designed for CubeSat applications. The CubeTorquer rod contains a ferromagnetic core, whereas the low profile CubeCoil has an air core. These units can be used to interact with the geomagnetic field to actively control the satellite’s orientation. The CubeTorquer and CubeCoil units were also used on the QB50 precursor satellites.

*price for 2 rods and a coil

Category:
  • Features
  • Cubetorquer properties
  • CubeCoil properties
  • Related products
  • Documents

CubeTorquer:

  • Includes mounting brackets for ease of integration
  • Mountable on CubeControl
  • PTFE harness included

CubeCoil:

  • PC/104 form factor, compatible with CubeSat standard
  • Low profile design to minimise height
  • PTFE harness included

Application:

  • Used to actively control the satellite’s orientation
  • Included by default on any CubeADCS bundle
  • Compatible with CubeSat and nanosatellite applications

Testing & Heritage:

  • Successful vibration & heated vacuum tests
  • Used on QB50 precursor satellites

Electrical

  • Resistance: 29 to 31 Ohm
  • Inductance: 150 mH

Functional

  • Nominal magnetic moment (2.5V @ 25 degC): +/- 0.24 Am2
  • Saturation magnetic moment: +/- 1.5 Am2
  • Linearity (within +/- 0.4 Am2): 2.5%
  • Residual moment: < 0.48 mAm2

Physical

  • Mass: 27.5 +/- 0.25 g
  • Dimensions: 60 x 10 (diam) mm
  • Dimensions (with brackets and PCB): 18 x 14 x 62 mm

Electrical

  • Resistance: 82 to 84 Ohm
  • Inductance: 60 mH

Functional

  • Nominal magnetic moment (5V @ 25 degC): +/- 0.13 Am2

Physical

  • Mass: 45.9 +/- 0.25 g
  • Dimensions: 90 x 96 x 6 mm