arcsec Twinkle star tracker

arcsec Twinkle star tracker

€35000 - €45000

The Twinkle star tracker offers arc second range pointing accuracy to your CubeSat. The custom algorithms are optimized for accuracy, robustness and low computational cost. The star tracker has a built-in baffle to reduce the effect of stray light. The system is extremely compact, allowing to easily incorporate several Twinkle star trackers in one satellite, ensuring continuous availability.

Availability: 4 months

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  • Compact system (20x20x40) mm
  • Highly accurate: 15 arc seconds (1 sigma) cross-boresight, 90 arc seconds (1 sigma) around boresight
  • Update rate up to 2Hz
  • Lost-in-space availability > 99% of the night sky
  • On-board calibration algorithm
  • Autonomous outlier star detection and removal
  • Electronics and optics radiation tested
  • Twinkle EM: 35.000 euro, Twinkle FM: 45.000 euro. This includes an EGSE unit and GUI software package to easily start interfacing with the star tracker.
  • Please contact us for pricing of larger order batches.
  • +5V
  • 40g
  • 20x20x40mm3
  • RS485
  • Thoroughly tested: Vibration, TVac, optics radiation, electronics radiation, etc.
  • Absolute Knowledge error (cross-boresight) 8 arcsec (1 sigma)
  • Absolute Knowledge error (around boresight) 100 arcsec (1 sigma)
  • Nominal power consumption around 600 mW