Voskhod Spacecraft "Globus" Imp Navigation Instrument

Voskhod Spacecraft "Globus" Imp Navigation Instrument

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Globus IMP instruments were spacecraft navigation instruments used in Soviet and Russian manned spacecraft. The IMP acronym stems from the Russian expression Indicator of position in flight, but the instrument is informally, and often formally as well, referred to as the Globus. It displays the nadir of the spacecraft on a rotating terrestrial globe. It functions as an onboard, autonomous indicator of the spacecraft's location relative to Earth coordinates. An electro-mechanical device in the tradition of complex post-WWII clocks such as master clocks, the Globus IMP instrument incorporates hundreds of mechanical components common to horology.show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Utilpublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136273497
  • 9786136273495