Gemini Spacecraft

Organization Description

Gemini Pedistle 

Navigation vents

Re-Entry Rate Command Mode 

Re-Entry Rate Command Mode

In this manual command mode, spacecraft rates are controlled by rate commands from the attitude hand controller. With the exception of wider deadbands, the method is identical to the rate command mode with the addition of roll-yaw rate crosscoupling. Angular rate damping about the three axes is identical to the re-entry mode. The computer bank angle and roll rate commands do not automatically control the spacecraft but are provided on the control panel displays as a reference for initiating manual re-entry roll commands.