Automation and Remote Control

, Volume 74, Issue 3, pp 331–347 | Cite as

History of spacecraft control systems

  • V. P. Legostaev
  • E. A. Mikrin
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The paper discusses development of spacecraft control systems from the first vehicles to up-to-date space complexes. Academician B.N. Petrov was one the founders of the spacecraft control theory. Advances in automatic systems, control system instrumentation, computers, actuators, and control system techniques which allowed of development of multi-purpose and multi-mode systems with long-term active life cycle and systems with the maximum endurance and control process automation are examined.


Remote Control International Space Station Space Vehicle Angular Rate Motion Control System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. P. Legostaev
    • 1
  • E. A. Mikrin
    • 1
  1. 1.S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation EnergiaKorolevRussia

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