INERTIAL GUIDANCE AND SPACE NAVIGATION

Donald B. Duncan

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: Among the new problems which man will face as he ventures into space is that of interplanetary navigation. Only casual thought is needed to indicate that this navigation is a most severe and mandatory requirement. A mistake in aerial navigation may lead to uncomfortable results-an emergency landing at sea or in unfavorable terrain; a similar error in interplanetary navigation would inevitably be most disturbing, for the emergency landing fields are few indeed and the emergency rescue service not yet well organized.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 6, Number 1
Pages: 30 - 33
Cite this article: Duncan, Donald B., "INERTIAL GUIDANCE AND SPACE NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1958, pp. 30-33.
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