Gen 2: CubeWheel (CW00162)

Gen 2: CubeWheel (CW00162)


A range of robust reaction wheels with built-in driver and interface electronics. It has improved vibration tolerance to withstand demanding mission requirements. We achieve this robust design through high-load space-rated bearings coupled with precision balancing. Integrated into each wheel is a radiation-tolerant electronic drive circuit and speed controller. The ease of use, together with the robust design, makes our CubeWheel the perfect wheel for satellites with strict requirements and reliability.

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Vendor: CubeSpace
Sold By : CubeSpace Category:



  • Robust mechanics
  • Magnetically shielded with internal mu-metal shielding
  • Integrated drive electronics
  • Gen2 common node design with in-orbit programmability
  • Robust mounting with threaded holes and steel coil inserts

Depending on the application, a satellite may benefit from either 3 wheels mounted orthogonally, or 4 wheels in a pyramid configuration.

Typical use cases:

  • 3 wheels – Nadir, sun and inertial pointing
  • 4 wheels – Target tracking and fast slew manoeuvres.

Prices for Pyramid Configurations:

  • CubeWheel CW0017: $21 730,00
  • CubeWheel CW0057: $30 080,00
  • CubeWheel CW0162: $37 200,00

Despite its robust nature, each wheel is balanced to perfection to enable high precision and stability ADCS systems.

Technical Specifications

Nominal Motor Supply Voltage 12
Max Speed [RPM] 10000
Momentum @ 6000 RPM [mNms] 16.2
Saturation Torque [mNm] 7
Dynamic Imbalance <0.014
Mass [g] 144
Dimensions [WxHxL] [mm] 46x24x46
Power & Data
Data Bus** CAN/UART/RS-485

**I2C available for custom solutions

Connector Molex Micro-Lock Plus TBD
Digital Supply Voltage [V] 3.3
Motor Supply Voltage Range [V] 6.4-16.8
Average Power [2000 rpm] [mW] 336
Peak Power [Max Torque] 16.5 W
Qualification Level
Radiation 24 kRad
Random Vibration 14.16 RMS (NASA GEVS)
Thermal vacuum [°C] -20 to 80
Thermal cold and hot start [°C] -35 to 70