Patent Number: 7,464,902

Title: Satellite with electromagnetic control of objects

Abstract: A satellite comprises a main body and, in orbit, at least one free object floating in space including a portion of the payload transferred from the main body. The free object is restricted to a precise position and attitude relative to the main body. An electromagnetic force and an electromagnetic torque are produced for controlling the position and the attitude of the free object in accordance with a master-slave relationship.

Inventors: Leyre; Xavier (Opio, FR), Sainct; Herve (Le Cannet, FR)

Assignee: THALES

International Classification: B64G 1/66 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-12-16 0:00:00