terrestrial guidance


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terrestrial guidance

n
(Astronautics) a method of missile or rocket guidance in which the flight path is controlled by reference to the strength and direction of the earth's gravitational or magnetic field. Compare inertial guidance
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Noun1.terrestrial guidance - a method of controlling the flight of a missile by devices that respond to the strength and direction of the earth's gravitational field
steering, guidance, direction - the act of setting and holding a course; "a new council was installed under the direction of the king"
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