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Reaction control system

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What are Reaction Controls?

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Apollo Reaction Control System (RCS) Jets

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Satellite Reaction Wheel Attitude Control System

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Divert and Attitude Control System

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Cold Gas Reaction Control System Cubesat

A reaction control system (RCS) is a spacecraft system that uses thrusters to provide attitude control, and sometimes translation. Use of diverted engine thrust to provide stable attitude control of a short-or-vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, below conventional winged flight speeds, such as the Harrier "jump jet", may also be referred to as a reaction control system.
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