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How do rate gyros measure yaw, roll and pitch rates?

I need some help in understanding how rate gyros are used for measuring rotation rates about the yaw, roll, and pitch directions. Suppose a gyro is used for measuring roll rate. How should the spin ...
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Do ring laser gyros age with laser and dithering disabled?

Laser fading seems to be a known issue with ring laser gyros. With their STEREO-B probe, NASA experienced a different, "unexpected" failure mode, giving false readings. The Honeywell MIMU's were well ...
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Can gyroscopic stabilization be done without any rotating parts?

In the video linked in this answer the spacecraft is said to be "gyroscopically balanced" (at about 00:20). I'm going to ask about the terminology associated with the phrase "gyroscopic ...