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How do gyroscopes help the Hubble Telescope navigate?



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Gyroscopes are used in satellites mainly for keeping them pointed precisely in one direction as they orbit around the earth or as they pass by some other planet or moon (like the Voyagers). The spin axis of the gyroscope maintains a fixed direction independent of the motion of the satellite.

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