The Redwire Coarse Sun Sensor Pyramid (CSSP) is a 2-axis sensor containing four detectors, used for applications including solar array pointing, sun acquisition, and failsafe recovery. The CSSP is a navigational instrument used by spacecraft to detect the position of the sun.
Redwire is able to design baffles to accommodate nearly any Field of View (FOV) requirements. The Coarse Sun Sensor Pyramid is Rad hard to more than 100 krad (Si).
Key applications of the CSSP include:
- Solar-Array Pointing
- Sun Acquisition
- Fail-Safe Recovery
The configuration of the CSSP is characterized by the following:
- Number of measurement axes: 2
- Number of detectors: 4 per bracket
- Other bracket configurations: 2, 6, 8 detectors per bracket
The CSSP has flight heritage on a slew of space missions, including:
- GPS IIR
- GPS IIF
- MARS SURVEYOR
- MARS ODYSSEY
- SPACEBUS 4000
- CLASSIFIED PROGRAMS
Sun Sensors are export controlled through an ECCN (Export Control Classification Number) issued by the United States Department of Commerce, ECCN 7A104. Export shipment requires successful application for an export license. Redwire is AS9100D/ISO 9001 certified.
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Last updated: 2021-11-22