Definition of Inertial guidance

1. Noun. A method of controlling the flight of a missile by devices that respond to inertial forces.

Exact synonyms: Inertial Navigation
Generic synonyms: Direction, Guidance, Steering



Definition of Inertial guidance

1. Noun. An automated system which directs a craft or missile, continually calculating its position from its measured acceleration. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Inertial Guidance

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inertial frame of reference
inertial guidance (current term)
inertial guidance system
inertial navigation
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inertinitic

Literary usage of Inertial guidance

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicle by Roger E. Bilstein (1999)
"The Saturn rockets relied on inertial guidance, involving a rigid member ... Additional equipment tied into the inertial guidance unit contained all the ..."

2. Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions by William D. Compton (1996)
"Sixteen seconds later another bolt discharged, and Conrad told Houston, "We just lost the platform [in the inertial guidance system], gang: I don't know ..."

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