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General programming requirements for space boosters are presented and an introduction is given to the need for standardized programming. A unique approach for development of a universal programmer is undertaken. Development of this approach is related to the Thor vehicle. A solid state programmer proposed for use on Thor is presented as an example and techniques used on this programmer for time generation and time accumulation are discussed. Methods used for sequence and turning rate command output control are introduced. The major points stressed are capability and flexibility with a growth potential also presented which is related to projected future space booster use requirements.