celestial guidance
The guidance of a missile or other vehicle by reference to celestial bodies.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • celestial guidance — noun a method of controlling the flight of a missile or spacecraft by reference to the positions of celestial bodies • Hypernyms: ↑steering, ↑guidance, ↑direction * * * a guidance system for an aeronautical or space vehicle by which an automatic… …   Useful english dictionary

  • celestial guidance — a guidance system for an aeronautical or space vehicle by which an automatic device in the vehicle takes periodic fixes on celestial bodies to determine the vehicle s position and to guide it along a particular flight path. Also called astro… …   Universalium

  • celestial guidance — /səˌlɛstiəl ˈgaɪdns/ (say suh.lesteeuhl guydns) noun a system of steering missiles or spacecraft which uses the positions of celestial bodies as points of reference …   Australian English dictionary

  • Missile guidance — A guided bomb strikes a practice target Missile guidance refers to a variety of methods of guiding a missile or a guided bomb to its intended target. The missile s target accuracy is a critical factor for its effectiveness. Guidance systems… …   Wikipedia

  • inertial guidance — noun a method of controlling the flight of a missile by devices that respond to inertial forces • Syn: ↑inertial navigation • Hypernyms: ↑steering, ↑guidance, ↑direction * * * noun or …   Useful english dictionary

  • inertial guidance — Navig. a guidance system for an aerospace vehicle, in which self contained devices determine the vehicle s course on the basis of the directions and magnitudes of the accelerations it undergoes in flight. Also called inertial navigation. Cf.… …   Universalium

  • astro-inertial guidance — /as troh i nerr sheuhl/. See celestial guidance. * * * …   Universalium

  • astro-inertial guidance — /as troh i nerr sheuhl/. See celestial guidance …   Useful english dictionary

  • stellar guidance — A system wherein a guided missile may follow a predetermined course with reference primarily to the relative position of the missile and certain preselected celestial bodies …   Military dictionary

  • steering — noun 1. the act of steering a ship • Syn: ↑steerage • Derivationally related forms: ↑steer (for: ↑steerage), ↑steer • Hypernyms: ↑control …   Useful english dictionary

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