3.3.1.1 Open Loop with Latch Mode

The open loop with latch trajectory mode allows the pilot to fly the vehicle in the open loop mode when the rotational hand controller has been moved from the neutral center position. While the hand controller is perturbed from the neutral position, the hand controllers directly command the thrusters. When the stick is returned to the neutral position, the desired attitude is latched to the vehicle attitude when the hand controller was released.