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Satellite Tracking-Stepper Motor

  1. Jun 21, 2010 #1
    Hey everyone: I have the following problem: as the title suggests I need to be able to move my satellite receiver to any geostationary satellite orbiting. I want to use a unipolar stepper motor and either half step, or I might Microstep the motor to get more accuracy. I am looking to operate it at very low speeds.

    The motor will be oriented horizontally, and a worm gear or any other type of gear will be used to get the 360' motion. What I would like to know what rated motor should I get that can handle the satellite load of about 5-8kg???

    The attached file is a basic diagram of the orientation of the motor.
     

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