The iADCS400 matches the ST200 star tracker with Hyperion’s RW400-series of reaction wheels, as well as the MTQ400 series of magnetorquers. Combined with Berlin Space Technologies’ flight-proven control algorithms, it offers an entirely autonomous attitude control system, in the space of 5 standard CubeSat PCB’s, taking up 0.7U in terms of volume. With the help of the RW400-series of reaction wheels, it is capable of precisely pointing and slewing 6 to 12U CubeSats, or platforms with similar moments of inertia.

It features a host of operating modes, chief among which is the target tracking mode, which allows users to enter latitude and longitude of a point on Earth, after which the system will orient a pre-defined instrument-side towards that target, following it until it has passed the local horizon.

Like all other integrated systems by Hyperion Technologies, the iADCS400 is stack-through, allowing users to place it anywhere in their satellite.

Lead Time:
6 to 9 months
1700 g
95.4 x 95.9 x 67.3 mm
Operating Temperature:
-45C to 85C
Maximum Torque:
2 mN.m
Magnetic Moment:
0.5 (X/Y), 0.4 (Z)
Attitude Determination Accuracy:
30 arcseconds
Pointing Accuracy:
<0.1 deg
Slew Rate:
1.5 deg/sec
Radiation Tolerance:
45 krad
Supply Voltage:
5 V (typ.)
Maximum Power Consumption:
50 W
Idle Power Consumption:
0.9 W