General Description:
The Skylink Technology Star Tracker Target is used to aid in spacecraft test of the attitude control system. The Star Traker target allows a known star pattern to shine into the flight star tracker in order to test aliveness and alignment of the flight unit. Closed loop simulation may be performed on the spacecraft using continuous inputs to the Star Tracker from the target.

  • The Star Field consists of 12 stars
  • The brightness of each star is individually controlled in the range of Vm=0 down to Vm=6.
  • Field of View 28 degrees (from -14 to +14 degrees)
  • Remote Control allows for scripting to control unit
  • Ruggedized design works in thermal vacuum environment

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Star Tracker Target and Chassis