AAC Clyde Space’s Hyperion experiences ‘wins’ for its star trackers – satnews
AAC Clyde Spaceaffiliate Hyperion continues to celebrate the company’s ongoing victories with its flagship trackers – so far in 2021, Hyperion has received a record $ 0.5 million in orders for these products.
Star trackers were the first product in Hyperion’s portfolio and remain one of the subsidiary’s best-selling products. With a strong performance in space flight since 2015, the products have proven their reliability and efficiency, which has valued them as a benchmark product by many customers.
AAC Clyde Space used star trackers in several of its satellites, before acquiring Hyperion in 2020. Star trackers are used in satellites to determine the attitude of a spacecraft. They imagine the star field, comparing the star charts on board with their current view. This information is then used to determine the attitude of the spacecraft and thus control its pointing. This is a type of product that is increasingly used on commercial cubesats and smallsats.
The Hyperion product line includes one of the world’s smallest and lightest star trackers that can adapt to any satellite, as well as advanced star trackers to handle complex and particularly demanding environments. . Hyperion has developed its Star Tracker product line in collaboration with the German company Berlin Space Technologies.
“Becoming a de facto standard is a great achievement for a space product, paving the way for future success by enabling incremental improvements in both the product’s performance and its financial metrics. AAC Clyde Space is very proud to have introduced into our portfolio these star trackers which already include, among others, the highly successful Starbuck power systems and Sirius control and data processing units.“Said AAC CEO Clyde Space Luis Gomes.
AAC Clyde Space offers turnkey solutions and services from mission design to in-orbit operations, including reliable and customizable 1-50kg satellite platforms and a full line of sub-systems for cubes and small satellites. With an unmatched flight heritage and end-to-end service, AAC Clyde Space empowers customers to achieve their mission goals through a single, trusted point of contact.t