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Simulating a CubeSat (nanosatellite) in Gazebo

asked 2015-12-31 09:13:08 -0600

mhkabir gravatar image

I'm interested in adding a model in gazebo of a CubeSat ( for simulations.

For starters, I'd like to introduce a simple design, which can use reaction wheels to move around. Could someone guide me on how we can use Gazebo for this purpose. I'm not quite clear on how we can add simulated reaction wheels.


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answered 2016-01-14 04:08:12 -0600

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I'm really not an expert on this, but in principle it sounds like reaction wheels could be implemented by standard links and rotational joints. Controlling the wheels could perhaps be done with ROS.

It sounds a bit overkill to use Gazebo for this purpose, especially if you're not going to use ROS for control purposes in an actual design. What do you really want to simulate? And why Gazebo?

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