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The Mercury Capsule Attitude Control SystemIn accordance with the basic design concepts of the Mercury Capsule, the manual and automatic control systems were developed to provide a redundant and integrated method of controlling the capsule attitude. The systems were designed to meet the requirements of ballistic and orbital flight, for normal and abort missions. Since the orbital mission includes all modes of control, it will serve as a basis for the system description.
Document ID
19620004484
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
J W Twombly (McDonnell Aircraft Corporation Saint Louis, Missouri, United States)
Date Acquired
August 1, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1962
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the National Meeting on Manned Space Flight (Unclassified Portion)
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
Meeting Information
National Meeting on Manned Space Flight(St. Louis, MO)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
Mercury capsule
Control
Attitude control
Earth orbit
Manned spacecraft

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