Hubble Space Telescope Rate Gyro Assemblies
Hubble Space Telescope Rate Gyro Assemblies
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News release ID: STScI-2005-24
Release Date: Aug 31, 2005
Image Use: Copyright
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Hubble has a sophisticated system that controls its position 24 hours a day. It is called the Pointing Control System (PCS). The PCS is composed of gyroscopes, reaction wheels, and fine guidance sensors.


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Illustration Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Feild (STScI), and Lockheed Martin