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Meaning of celestial guidance

celes'tial guid'ance

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a guidance system for an aeronautical or space vehicle by which an automatic device in the vehicle takes periodic fixes on celestial bodies to determine the vehicle's position and to guide it along a particular flight path. Also calledCf. celestial navigation, command guidance, inertial guidance.
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