STAR TRACKERS

Capt. Elbridge P. Eaton, Jr.

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: It is generally assummed by today’s space minded people that the next step in aviation will be the conquest of outer space. Why not? At present the first step into the last frontier has been taken. Two satellities have been successfully launched. Much of the necessary knowledge needed for space travel is available; much more must still be gathered. It is a certainty that in the next quarter century a manned vehicle will reach the escape velocity necessary to coast into outer space. Also in the more immediate future aircraft will travel outside the earth’s atmosphere but a”;tl%:e earth’s gravitational field.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 6, Number 1
Pages: 24 - 29
Cite this article: Eaton, Capt. Elbridge P., Jr.,, "STAR TRACKERS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1958, pp. 24-29.
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