Astrix 120

Search
Generic filters
Description

Astrix 120 provides the AOCS with a 0.01 arcsec resolution three-axis measurement of the satellite’s rotation. It offers internal redundancy, failure detection and isolation capabilities. This Inertial Measurement Unit features 4 independent inertial rotation sensors based on FOG technology, benefiting from the outstanding performances of a fibre optic gyroscope.

The inertial sensors – 4 optical coils of 120 mm diameter and 1 km of optical fibre – dissipating only a few mW, have been separated from the processing electronics which ensures a perfect control of the detection axes mechanical stability. The EEE, opto-electronic and opto components are carefully selected for their compatibility with the most demanding space quality level.

With its high performances, low consumption, low mass, quick start and versatile interfaces, the Astrix 120 is ideally suited to any space application.

 

Datasheet

Airbus – Astrix 120

Overview
NameAstrix 120
ManufacturerAirbus
SubsystemACDS
ClassificationIMU/IRU
Form FactorSmallSat
TRL9
HeritageYes
Vendor Overview
Vendor NameAirbus
Vendor Websitehttps://spaceequipment.airbusdefenceandspace.com/
Vendor LocationsFrance, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Vendor Request for Information Form
Name *

Email *

Country *

Would you like suggestions about similar products/services from other suppliers?

Inquiry Description *

SPECIFICATIONS
SubsystemACDS
ClassificationIMU/IRU
Form FactorSmallSat
VendorAirbus
HeritageYes
Mass6.5 kg
Nominal Power6.0 W

Resources