flight controller


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flight controller

The command unit of an autopilot system. The flight of an aircraft is controlled automatically by the autopilot by using controls on the flight controller.
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Andrea Boyd is stationed at the European Astronaut Centre, the only Australian International Space Station flight controller on Earth.
We've pre-programmed all M600 platform data and information into the A3 flight controller, remote and transmission system to minimize setup and get you flying as quickly as possible," said Senior Product Manager Paul Pan.
As expected, Moseley spends most of the biography on Roosa's time with NASA, allotting many pages to his only spaceflight on Apollo 14, his efforts on the Apollo 16 and 17backup crews, and his work as a flight controller on other manned missions.
The software in the flight controller can be proprietary (in which case user can only change few adjustable parameters) or open-source.
The other was a Visual Flight Rules communication tutorial that provided textual training material with a graphic aircraft control panel, then proposed typical communication tasks that a student-pilot would say to an airport flight controller.
Since joining NASA in 1995, Alibaruho has served as a flight controller and group leader in the space station life support systems group and deputy chairman of the operations committee for the orbital space plane source evaluation board.
On the same day, flight controller Jeffrey Kling warned that if there were a heat-shield breach, it could cause catastrophic damage.
Inertial Upper Stage Flight Controller Telemetry Simulation System) to support launch rehearsal and government training; training in support of this contract; and deployment support.
It also includes over 20 minutes of audio from flight controller loops and the spacecraft.
Several training objectives in flight controller certification are now met by this technique.
According to the national technical information service foreign technology report, the Phobos-1 spacecraft was lost in September of last year, only two months after launch, when an erroneous command sent by a flight controller caused the spacecraft to lose orientation.
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