Attitude control

Attitude control is the exercise of control over the orientation of an object with respect to an inertial frame of reference or another entity (the celestial sphere, certain fields, nearby objects, etc.). Controlling vehicle attitude requires sensors to measure vehicle orientation, actuators to apply the torques needed to re-orient the vehicle to ...
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attitude control

(from the article `satellite communication`) Throughout a satellite`s service life, occasional use of small thruster motors maintain it in the proper geostationary orbit and in the correct ...
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attitude control

Achieving and maintaining a particular orientation, or attitude, in space in order to satisfy mission requirements. Attitude control is usually accomplished using small thrusters in conjunction with a measuring instrument, such as a star sensor. It is maintained by a stabilizing device, such as a gy...
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Attitude control

The system that turns and maintains a spacecraft in the required direction as indicated by its sensors.
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Attitude control

[spacecraft] I am nominating this for featured article because I have put a lot work into the article since the beginning of the summer (not including over the past couple of years, but these past few months have been a greater improvement to the article than the past couple of years). It became a GA in August and received a copy-edit in Se...
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