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question about camera orientations on spacecraft
post Apr 6 2017, 06:35 PM
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when spacecraft orbit the planets and take photos or take sensor readings do the cameras or sensors ever move or rotate independantly of the rotation of the spacecraft?
or is the whole spacecraft always rotated/oriented for the best shots because the cameras and sensors are always mounted firmly to spacecraft with no independant rotational capablities?
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post Apr 7 2017, 07:05 AM
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Many thanks to the members who very kindly answered this question.

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