A scalable and adaptable, six-degree-of-freedom, kinematic positioning system is described. The system can position objects supported on top of, or suspended from, jacks comprising constrained joints. The system is compatible with extreme low temperature or high vacuum environments. When constant adjustment is not required a removable motor unit is available.
Parts of this invention were made with U.S. Government support under contract DE-FG02-04ER84078 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.