Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT), a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies, contributed to the SpaceX Transporter-6 launch by providing critical hardware components for several of the payload’s smallsats.
The payloads had various missions, including tech demos, EO, comms and signal intelligence. All of the work on these components was conducted by the company in Boulder, Colorado.
The BCS products aboard the launch included five, high performance, FleXcore attitude control systems and six flight sets of reaction wheels. FleXcore is equipped with a powerful processing core and, coupled with BCT’s reaction wheel assemblies, provides dependable performance that safeguard mission success.
The company’s reaction wheels are built to provide spacecraft with the precise combo of torque and momentum storage that is required to navigate a successful mission. They are equipped with brushless DC motors that have higher efficiency and performance, as well as highter torque to weight ratio.
“At Blue Canyon, enabling our customers to achieve optimal results for diverse space and aerospace missions is a top priority. By offering a comprehensive suite of spacecraft services and technology products, BCT can meet various mission objectives with our flight prove and flexible designs,” said Jeff Schrader, President of blue Can Technologies.
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