CubeSat Magnetorquer "SatBus MTQ"

CubeSat Attitude Control Systems
CubeSat Magnetorquer Satbus MTQ

Magnetorquer “SatBus MTQ”

Basic Price € 1600

NanoAvionics magnetorquers „SatBus MTQ“ are a set of two x and y axis magnetorquer rods and one z axis magnetorquer coil which are mounted on a PC-104 form factor PCB to enable nano-satellite attitude control.

The system is designed as a part of NanoAvionics „SatBus“ nanosatellite platform but can be used with any third party ADCS controllers that can provide 3 PWM controlled voltage outputs to each torquer coil.

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  • Suitable for CubeSat detumbling & magnetic attitude control
  • Compatible with PC-104 form factor and most CubeSat structures
  • 3 separate 1,25 mm pitch picoblade connectors for each axis torquers
  • PCB: Gold plated FR-4 (IPC-6012B)
  • IPC – A600H class 3 assembly, soldering per ESA specification ECSS-Q-70-08
  • Dimensions: 95.9 x 90.2 x 28 mm
  • Mass: 140 g


  • 2 magnetorquer rods with soft magnet cores and 1 magnetorquer coil
  • Nominal magnetic dipole strength: 0.07 Am2
  • Supply voltage: 5 V
  • Maximum power consumption (full actuation of 3 axis): 210 mW
  • Maximum torque at 380 km altitude orbit over Earth equator: 2 µNm (Assuming external magnetic field vector acting perpendicular to magnetic dipole axis and field strenght of 3x10-5 Teslas)

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