Attitude control is a critical capability that empowers satellites to maintain their desired orientation and orientation in space. By employing a sophisticated array of technologies such as thrusters, reaction wheels, and gyroscopes, satellites can precisely adjust their position and orientation to ensure they are aligned with their mission objectives.
Thrusters are utilised for controlled propulsion, enabling satellites to make fine adjustments to their trajectory and stabilise their position. Reaction wheels, on the other hand, facilitate rotational movement by conserving angular momentum and allowing the satellite to perform precise rotations around its axis. Additionally, gyroscopes play a vital role in measuring and detecting changes in orientation, providing essential data for the satellite’s control systems.