A reaction wheel (RW) is a type of flywheel used primarily by spacecraft for attitude control without using fuel for rockets or other reaction devices. In order to transfere forces from the RW to the spacecraft structure, Reaction Wheel Bracket (RWB) are used.Within the 26-month project NewStructure the DMRC together with the chair CIK developed a RWB for telecommunication satellites.
For further information also visit
- the Project NewStructure and
- the Youtube-Movie (at minute 8:30).