THE MERCURY CAPSULE ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEM

J. W. Twombly

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Abstract: This paper presents a description of the attitude control system of the Mercury capsule and indicates teh manner in which automatic and manual ussystems are used to complement each other to provide suitable redundancy of control. The, automatic system is described in some detail, and the performance of the system is partially demonstrated by sample flight test data.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 9, Number 3
Pages: 237 - 244
Cite this article: Twombly, J. W., "THE MERCURY CAPSULE ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEM", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 9, No. 3, Fall 1962, pp. 237-244.
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