Before the final rocket stage the mars lander was set spinning with an angular velocity directed along the engine force vector.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I am completely lost to why they did this. By spinning the lander do they speed it up? Using the right hand rule the angular velocity vector points in the direction of motion (if i interpreted "angular velocity directed along the engine force vector." correctly).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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# Homework Help: Mars lander set spinning.

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