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Space Shuttle Main Engine Control System
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1973 by SAE International in United States
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The Space Shuttle Main Engine is a reusable, high-performance rocket engine being developed by the Rocketdyne Div. of Rockwell International to satisfy the operational requirements of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Vehicle. The design incorporates a hydraulically actuated, closed-loop servosystem controlled and monitored by a programmable electronic digital controller. The controller accepts vehicle commands for the various engine operational phases, positions the appropriate valves, monitors the engine for the required performance precisions and conditions, and provides redundancy management.
CitationSeitz, P. and Searle, R., "Space Shuttle Main Engine Control System," SAE Technical Paper 730927, 1973, https://doi.org/10.4271/730927.
- Wilhelm W. F. “Space Shuttle Orbiter Main Engine Design.” SAE Transactions 81 1972 paper 720807