Posted by John McHalePHOENIX, 13 Aug. 2010. Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will provide the navigation control equipment for Argentina's first geostationary telecommunications satellite in a contract worth $2.4 million. Honeywell's Reaction Wheel Assemblies (RWA) and Miniature Inertial Measurement Units (MIMU) are main parts of the ARSAT-1 satellite's attitude control system.The ARSAT-1 will be developed by the Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales S.A., Argentina's first geostationary satellite, scheduled to launch in 2012. The satellite will provide data, telephone, and television transmission services for Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Bolivia.Honeywell's RWA and momentum wheel assemblies (MWA) are lightweight solutions to a variety of momentum control needs, providing stability and attitude-control for small to very large, heavy spacecraft, Honeywell officials say. RWAs and MWAs from Honeywell have accumulated more than 65 million hours of 100 percent successful on-orbit operation -- the equivalent to more than 7,400 years of accumulated time on orbit -- and have never caused a mission to end prematurely.ARSAT is a company incorporated by the Argentine Government to develop geostationary orbital slots assigned to the Argentine Republic by means of telecommunications satellites developed and built in Argentina, and to operate them and provide all kind of satellite services, voice, data, audio, and video to customers across the Americas. Currently holding Argentine orbital slots 81 degrees West and 72 degrees West, ARSAT is providing service to customers using satellite capacity obtained through strategic and commercial agreements with global operators.