Miniature inertial measurement unit
Miniature inertial measurement unit (MIMU) is an inertial measurement unit (IMU) developed and built by Honeywell International to control and stabilize spacecraft during mission operations. MIMUs can also be configured to perform as an inertial reference unit (IRU). MIMUs have been flown on GEO, Low Earth orbit (LEO), planetary missions and deep-space-probe applications.
Geostationary (GEO) missions
Low-Earth orbiting (LEO) Missions
- Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter – launched in 2005 on a mission to study the planet Mars
- STEREO – launched in 2006 on a mission to study the Sun
- Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter – launched in 2009 on a mission to study the Moon
Notes and references
- Marlim.com Archived September 8, 2004, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Design Approach for High-Resolution Surface Imaging" (PDF). PDF. American Astronautical Society. Retrieved 2006-07-29.
- "Honeywell To Provide Miniature Inertial Measurement Units For STEREO Spacecraft". Web. Honeywell International, Inc. Archived from the original on November 25, 2005. Retrieved 2006-10-25.
- "NASA GSFC Solicitation: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Intertial (LRO) Reference Unit (IRU)". Web. Moon Today. Retrieved 2006-11-01.
- Images of Miniature Inertial Measurement Unit (MIMU)
- OF SPACE AND TIME – St. Pete Times Story (2006-02-06)
- OF SPACE AND TIME – St. Petersburg Times Newspaper Page
- Honeywell Satellite Guidance & Attitude Control
- Honeywell Miniature Inertial Measurement Unit (MIMU) Specification Brochure
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