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  • An undisclosed source at the Russian Mission Control Center told the ITAR-TASS news agency one of the U.S. gyrodynes, which provide precise orientation for the station, stalled Wednesday because of an incorrect command from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

    Archive 2005-02-01

  • Russian controllers urgently switched on engines of the Russian segment of the ISS to return the station to its proper position, and orientation control was restored with the use of the U.S. gyrodynes within 5 1/2 hours, the source said, although more than 30 pounds of fuel were expended during the unplanned maneuver.

    Archive 2005-02-01

  • Most of the life support and control equipment is in the older modules, including the main computer, oxygen generation and carbon dioxide removal systems, and gyrodynes for controlling the space station's correct orientation

    The Shuttle-Mir Program: Testimony Before The U.S. House Of Representatives Committee On Science

  • For movement, the ISS typically relies on electrically powered gyrodynes containing a 98kg steel wheel spinning at 6,600rpm, although it also has traditional rocket engines on the Service Module.

    Crave at CNET UK

  • Motion Control & Navigation System and other accelerometers for unattended measurement of micro-accelerations at science hardware accommodation locations - (1) in operation of onboard equipment having rotating parts (gyrodynes, fans), (2) when establishing and keeping various ISS attitude modes, and (3) when performing crew egresses into space and physical exercises.

    SpaceRef Top Stories

  • Navigation System and other accelerometers for unattended measurement of micro-accelerations at science hardware accommodation locations - (1) in operation of onboard equipment having rotating parts (gyrodynes, fans), (2) when establishing and keeping various ISS attitude modes, and (3) when performing crew egresses into space and physical exercises.]

    SpaceRef Top Stories

  • Motion Control & Navigation System and other accelerometers for unattended measurement of micro-accelerations at science hardware accommodation locations - (1) in operation of onboard equipment having rotating parts (gyrodynes, fans), (2) when establishing and keeping various ISS attitude modes, and (3) when performing crew egresses into space and physical exercises.]

    SpaceRef Top Stories

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