Magnetic torquer interact with Earth’s magnetic field and create control torque, which can be adjusted to the required value. They provide all the power needed to maintain the spacecraft attitude.
The Magnetic Torquers offered were designed to meet the special requirements of micro-satellites and CubeSats. A PCB solderable version was specifically designed for CubeSat application where mounting space and mass is limited.
Although torquers appear to be relatively simple devices, they require thoughtful design and careful assembly. Our qualification and acceptance testing ensures that there is no potential for degradation nether on the ground nor on-orbit. The torquer’s most critical component – it’s core material – has been specially treated to ensure optimal magnetic properties. Each unit is, except for the core, made from non-magnetic space-grade components.