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How space shuttle measures its AOA. is there some transducer vane like thing or it is measures through INS?

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  1. Jason Brooks on Dec 09, 2012

    The AoA of the space shuttle is measured by pressure sensors mounted on the Air Data Probe. There are 2 of these, one on each side of the orbiter. They are only extended during reentry at speeds < Mach 5. There are 4 ports attached to transducers that sense data for Mach, AoA, airspeeds, and dynamic and barometric pressures.

    See pages 2.13-22 and 2.13-23 of the Shuttle Crew Operations Manual for more detailed information. http://www.scribd.com/doc/58687618/Shuttle-Crew-Operations-Manual

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