Rocket Science pp 143-170 | Cite as

Rocket Propulsion and Guidance

  • Mark Denny
  • Alan McFadzean


The technology of how a rocket moves, how it knows its orientation and how it controls the orientation are the subjects of this chapter. We will then take a slight diversion to consider the application of that control to the fine art of docking a spacecraft.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Denny
    • 1
  • Alan McFadzean
    • 2
  1. 1.VictoriaCanada
  2. 2.EdinburghUK

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