Characteristics of the Soyuz attitude control system

The approximate location of the attitude control system sensors and their boresight axes of early Soyuz spacecraft are shown in the figure on the right and their functions described below. A detailed description of the sensor locations is also provided. The system was (in early Soyuz models) equipped with the following actuators: The sketch on the right shows both attitude control and translational thruster locations.

The system can operate in the following modes.

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