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MTQ800 Magnetorquers

Precise performance at high efficiency. The MTQ800 magnetorquers are aimed at applications in 50-200 kg class satellites.

Offering one of the highest energy efficiencies in the industry, combined with fine-grained dipole-moment strength control, it allows precise pointing and rapid de-saturation of any reaction wheels in the satellite.

With a unique boost-mode, these magnetorquers can be pushed up to higher magnetic dipole moments for short duration manoeuvres, through sacrificing some energy efficiency. In return, these magnetorquers will offer the fastest de-tumbling of any satellite in this mass class, allowing the users to start their operations in the shortest amount of time. The MTQ800 Magnetorquers feature an inherently safe, passive detumbling mode, which works without any external controller.


The MTQ800 series is compatible with AAC Hyperion’s portfolio of Attitude Determination and Control products.


Dipole moment directly controllable, in steps of 1 mA.m². In addition the controller can be tuned for faster/slower operation.


The MTQ800 magnetorquer series has been flying on numerous missions since 2020 and is at TRL 9. It is based on AAC Hyperion’s experience in design and development of magnetorquers for CubeSats which have been flying since 2017.

Why the MTQ800 Magnetorquers?

  • TRL 9
  • 16-20 Week Lead Time
  • Flown Since 2020
  • Includes drive electronics and mounting brackets
  • Nominal dipole moment: 15 A.m2
  • Boost mode dipole moment: up to 30 A.m²
  • Dimensions: 25 mm 250 mm (Ø x l)
  • Mass: 395 g
  • Dipole moment directly controllable, in steps of 1 mA.m²
  • RS422 Interface
  • Power consumption at nominal dipole moment only 3 W, including drive electronics
  • Inherently safe, passive detumbling mode

Technical Specifications

Operating temperature range -45 - +45 °C
Maximum acceleration load 10 (TBC) X-axis; g
10 (TBC) Y-axis; a
10 (TBC) Z-axis; g
Electrical specifications
Design dipole moment 15 Am
Peak dipole moment 30 Am
Control accuracy (Design dipole moment) +/- 2 % (of setpoint)
Control accuracy (Peak dipole moment) +/-10 % (of setpoint)
Supply voltage
Min. Typ. Max.
Supply voltage (V) 8 12 12.5
Power and current consumption
Min. Typ. Max.
Idle (mW) 144 156 180
Dipole moment of 10 Am (mW) 1440 1536 1632
Dipole moment of 20 Am (mW) 4800 5040 5520
Maximum dipole moment (mW) 13200

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