The iADCS400 matches the ST200 star tracker with Hyperion’s RW400-series of reaction wheels, as well as the MTQ400 series of magnetorquers. Combined with Berlin Space Technologies’ flight-proven control algorithms, it offers an entirely autonomous attitude control system, in the space of 5 standard CubeSat PCB’s, taking up 0.7U in terms of volume. With the help of the RW400-series of reaction wheels (RW 400-15, 400-30, 400-50, with a mass of 155, 210, 375 grams per wheel), it is capable of precisely pointing and slewing 6 to 12U CubeSats, or platforms with similar moments of inertia. The IADCS400-15 utilizes the RW400-30 reaction wheel that is capable of producing 30 mNms of momentum.
It features a host of operating modes, chief among which is the target tracking mode, which allows users to enter latitude and longitude of a point on Earth, after which the system will orient a pre-defined instrument-side towards that target, following it until it has passed the local horizon.
Like all other integrated systems by Hyperion Technologies, the iADCS400 is stack-through, allowing users to place it anywhere in their satellite.