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Flux and Space Inventor: A partnership made for superior performance

Flux and Space Inventor: A partnership made for superior performance

In response to the need for precise momentum control in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, Space Inventor contracted Flux to take up the task of precise windings and coating of the magnetorquer, essentially enhancing the performance and reliability of the overall magnetorquer product. 

 

The Magnetorquer Rod: A means of momentum control

The magnetorquer is an integrated solution designed and manufactured by Space Inventor tailored for precise momentum control and dumping of LEO satellites. The rod-shaped magnetorquer has an internal iron-cobalt core. Its optimized core material utilizes annealed alloy, ensuring reliable and precise momentum control.

The enameled copper winding maximizes the magnetic performance of the magnetorquer while minimizing its power consumption. This, along with its design for minimal power usage, is in complete alignment with the satellite power constraints. 

With the built-in control electronics, all integration is streamlined with integrated electronic control. We have incorporated redundancy for heightened reliability, including diode-connected input supplies, dual copper windings, and driver electronics. The included adjustable mounting brackets are designed to accommodate various satellite bus features - ultimately simplifying installation. 

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How it all started

In collaboration with Space Inventor, a known satellite manufacturer, Flux recognized the industry’s demand for an advanced and reliable magnetorquer rod. In light of their complementary expertise, Space Inventor contracted Flux to participate in developing the highly reliable magnetorquer rod, aiming to deliver superior performance, reliability, and integration efficiency. 

Flux played a pivotal role in winding and coating of the magnetorquer rods thus ensuring top-quality production standards aligned with the overall standards demanded by the industry.

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The implications of a successful collaboration between industry leaders

The magnetorquer rod exemplifies a successful collaboration. Collaborating with Flux, brings along several advantages for the product outcome:

Enhanced performance

The workmanship in windings and coating by Flux enhances satellite magnetic control, improving longevity and performance.

Reliability

Full redundancy ensures unwavering reliability, reducing mission failure risks.

Integration efficiency

The integrated control electronics and versatile mounting options simplify satellite integration.

Energy efficiency

Low power consumption contributes to an extended mission lifetime.


This case is a prime example that by joining forces, industry leaders can revolutionize the space industry one contribution at a time.

 

Want to know more about the Magnetorquer Rod? Contact Lars Gregersen, our COO of Defence and Space, to learn more, and let us unfold how we can help you. 

 

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