Input Devices for a 3D World

Magellan / Spacemouse Classic

From Spacemice

Using technology licensed from German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR), as used in the NASA Space Shuttle.

Built by LogiCad3D GmbH in Germany. (1993).
Co-marketed with and later bought by Logitech.
Last marketed by 3DConnexion as the 'Spacemouse Classic'
3Dconnexion ended official support on Dec. 31 2006.


Available in serial and USB versions, with 8 programmable buttons.
The '*' button in tandem with the other buttons allows for zeroing, setting the sensitivity,
and axis dominance of the device within the hardware itself. (see: instructions on the bottom of the device)

Reference Material

LogiCad3D Magellan Windows Users Manual 2000 (PDF)
LogiCad3D Magellan Linux Users Manual 2000 (PDF)
LogiCad3D Magellan Programmers Manual 2000 (PDF)

LogiCad3D Magellan Windos Users Manual 2001 (PDF)
LogiCad3D Magellan Linux Users Manual 2001 (PDF)

Magellan Communication Protocol (PDF) --by John Tsiombikas

LogiCad3D Brochure for Magellan/SpaceMouse Classic(PDF)

Original MSRP: $550

Firmware ID:
  • MAGELLAN Version 5.49 by LOGITECH INC. 10/22/96
  • MAGELLAN Version 5.79 by LOGITECH INC. 10/10/97

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