Controlling the orientation of an object is called attitude control. Leonard Maunders shows how small jets are used to control the attitude of satellites.
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Leonard Maunder gave the 1983 Christmas Lectures "Machines in Motion" about motion on all scales - from atoms to locomotives to spaceships.
His second lecture looks at how Newton's laws apply to motion, with examples such as bows and arrows, rockets, and gyroscopes.
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