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inertial guidance

noun Navigation.
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.


Origin:
1950–55

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inertial guidance or inertial navigation
 
n
celestial guidance Compare terrestrial guidance a method of controlling the flight path of a missile by instruments contained within it. Velocities or distances covered, computed from the acceleration measured by these instruments, are compared with stored data and used to control the speed and direction of the missile
 
inertial navigation or inertial navigation
 
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