Stellar Inventors

From left are David Augenstein, Yeong-Wei "Andy" Wu and Douglas Hein, whose innovation in satellite attitude control has led to a U.S. patent award as well as a competitive advantage for their employer, Boeing Satellite Systems (BSS). Their work advances the field of stellar inertial technology, which involves the use of star trackers rather than earth sensors to achieve up to 50 percent greater pointing accuracy for satellites in orbit. They are shown here in a Boeing facility where stellar inertial technology is tested.

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