RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR SPACE NAVIGATION

Col. David K. Dean

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Abstract: THIS PRESENTATION WILL ATTEMPT to acquaint you with some of the problems of space navigation and methods we are employing to arrive at solutions to these problems. It has been said that science (research) discovers the laws of nature and engineering (developmetn) applies these laws to the needs of man. Traditionally, these activities represent two extremes of the technical problem extending from from analysis at one end to synthesis at the other. The systems designed and constructed by the engineer usually have little resemblance to the bits and pieces of nature which have been analyzed by the scientist in the procrss of discovering the natural laws. However, the goal of this whole spectrum of activity in the realm of space is application to the needs of man. Anything, at any point, which can facilitate the acquisition and application of knowledge is to be encouraged.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 9, Number 1
Pages: 66 - 68
Cite this article: Dean, Col. David K., "RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR SPACE NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 9, No. 1, Spring 1962, pp. 66-68.
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