NAVIGATION OF GUIDED-MISSILE SHIPS

Capt. L. L. Schock

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: The Navy has for some time been embarked on a program to develop an Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile known as Polaris. A ballistic missile is one which is powered during only a small fraction of its flight. When the engine is cut off the missile comes to its target as a freely falling body. It is, in effect, a bullet whose gun barrel is over 100 miles long. As in the case of the bullet leaving the muzzle of a rifle, if the missile has the correct direction and velocity at the end of thrust it will hit the target; if not, it will miss.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 5, Number 6
Pages: 299 - 302
Cite this article: Schock, Capt. L. L., "NAVIGATION OF GUIDED-MISSILE SHIPS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 5, No. 6, 1957, pp. 299-302.
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