Terms & Abbreviations: G
Guidance and Navigation.
Guidance Control Division.
- Gimbal Lock
The loss of one degree of freedom in a three-dimensional space that occurs when the axes of two of the three gimbals are driven into a parallel configuration, “locking” the system into rotation in a degenerate two-dimensional space. More at Wikipedia.
See Guidance System Operations Plan
- Guidance System Operations Plan
The GSOP was essentially the specification for how the guidance computer and its software where required to work for a specific mission. Many of GSOP’s are available online including the GSOP for the cancelled AS-207/208 mission