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Reaction Sphere

Completed Technology Project

Project Description

Reaction Sphere
The Reaction Sphere sought to provide an advancement over traditional reaction wheels by utilizing a new method of three axis attitude control and fine pointing using a lighter and less power consumptive device with less volume required and without the potential for friction wear. The effort was terminated due to technical challenges that precluded success of the design. More »

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Primary U.S. Work Locations and Key Partners

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