Integrated Attitude Determination and Control System

The ADCS series represents an extensive range of integrated Attitude Determination and Control Systems (ADCS) for nano and microsatellite missions. Central to our design is a variable-speed, single-gimbal Control Moment Gyroscope (CMG), enhancing the system's torque-to-power ratio. Ranging from models tailored for 3U CubeSats to those optimized for 12U or 16U platforms, each prioritizes lightweight structures, improved power efficiency, and a compact form-factor fitting within a CubeSat structure. Our user-intuitive interfaces, onboard attitude determination, and automated modes ensure streamlined satellite operations. Whether for earth observation or precise maneuvering, the ADCS series provides enhanced agility for mission success. Custom configurations are available upon consultation for specialized needs.

Operation Modes

Basic (without CMG)

  • Sun Pointing
  • Detumbling
  • Safe Mode

Advanced Operation (with CMG)

  • Target Tracking
  • Fine Pointing
  • Local-Vertical-Local-Horizontal

The ADCS includes a suite of versatile operation modes tailored to various satellite mission needs. In our Basic Operation Modes, designed for systems without CMG, we offer Sun Pointing for accurate solar tracking, Detumbling to stabilize the satellite after launch, and Safe Mode to ensure it remains controlled during unforeseen challenges. For those utilizing our Advanced Operation based on our CMG, we offer Tracking mode for specific target monitoring, Fine Pointing to achieve high-precision attitude control, and Local-Vertical-Local-Horizontal mode for optimized Earth-relative positioning. Each mode has been engineered to ensure optimal performance, giving satellite operators agility, flexibility and reliability in every mission phase.





Our ADCS and CMG are able to install in the CubeSat's tuna-can or structure according to the user's requirements. With special hardware design, our ADCS and CMG can fit into most of the deployer's tuna-can on the market.

1) Installing the ADCS or CMG in tuna-can is recommended, as this takes up the least space in the satellite.

0.25 U for installing in the tuna-can

2) However, it is feasible to install the ADCS or CMG within the cubesat structure shown in configuration 2.

0.75 U for installing inside the CubeSat




TensorCMG-10m is a variable speed control moment gyroscope (CMG) which is suitable for satellites up to roughly 3U. This module can be installed within the tuna can or the satellite structure.

  • CMG-10m
  • CMG-20m
  • CMG-40m
  • FSS-15M
  • CSS-10
  • Tensor Testbed
  • Tensor Testbed
  • Tensor Testbed