Axis

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A three-dimensional object rotates around a line called an axis.

In flight dynamics the principal rotations are:

  • Pitch: rotation around the lateral or transverse axis.
  • Roll: rotation around the longitudinal axis (drawn through the body of the spacecraft from upship to downship in the normal direction of flight).
  • Yaw: rotation about the vertical axis about the center of mass.

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