Hibari Smallsat Demos Performance Of Paddles

Hibari small satellite

The Hibari promises to adjust small-satellite attitude quickly without using much electrical power.

Credit: Tokyo Institute of Technology
If you have ever sat in an office swivel chair—bored—you might have noticed that if you lift your feet off the ground and swing your arms and hands across your body, you rotate. Your movement is thanks to reaction torque, an example of Newton’s Third Law: “For every action, there is an equal and...

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