Historical Timeline
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Corporate Name Changes

The SpaceBall Line

1988 Spacial Systems Inc.
1991 Spaceball Technologies Inc.
1995 Spacetec IMC
1999 Labtec (merge)
2001 Logitech (merge)

The DLR/Magellan Line

1991 German Aerospace research Establishment (DLR)
1992 Space Control GmbH (licensed technology from DLR)
1992 Logicad GmbH
1993 Logicad GmbH (co-market Magellan with Logitech)
1998 Logicad3D Inc. (Logitech buys 49% share)
2001 Logitech (merge)

Others

2001 3DConnexion founded (spinoff from Logitech)
2001 Spacial Freedom founded (John Hilton's break away from Logitech merge)
2003 SpaceControl GmbH founded (break away from 3DConnexion)
2011 Logitech sells 3DConnexion to private investor in Monaco, Italy

Model Release Dates

The SpaceBall Line

1988 SpaceBall 1003
1991 SpaceBall 2003
1994 SpaceBall SpaceController
1995 SpaceBall Avenger
1996 SpaceBall 3003
1996 SpaceOrb 360
1999 SpaceBall 4000

The DLR/Magellan Line

1988 Dimension 6
1993 Spacemouse (classic)
1998 Spacemouse Plus
1999 Cyberpuck
2000 Spacemouse Plus XT

The 3DConnexion Line

2002 CADman
2003 SpaceTraveller
2003 SpaceBall 5000
2003 SpaceNavigator Keyboard
2005 SpacePilot
2006 SpaceNavigator
2008 SpaceNavigator for Notebooks
2008 SpaceExplorer
2009 SpacePilotPro
2011 SpaceMousePro
2013 SpaceMouse Wireless

Other

2005 Astroid 6000
2009 SpaceController
2012 SpaceController GEN

Other Players

1981 Logitech (founded)
1982 Labtec (founded)

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