Air Vanes

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Gilson Butte - Pershing II - Flight
... Roll control was provided by two movable air vanes on the first stage during first stage flight and by the RV air vanes during second stage flight ... The first stage also had two fixed air vanes for stability during first stage powered flight ... Midcourse attitude was then controlled by the RV vane control system during atmospheric exit and reentry, and by a reaction control system during ...

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