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    Re: Chinese using a star tracker
    From: Brad Morris
    Date: 2014 Jan 18, 18:13 -0500

    Its starting to look like a trend.  Recall the "terrorists study celestial navigation" report from a few days ago.  Seems like when the news reporter wants to impress his audience with the complexity and the science of the topic, that news reporter throws in "celestial navigation". 

    The piloting/navigation will be predominantly inertial and GPS for these vehicles.  Drift is not an issue for projected flight times < 1hr and the radio waves are traveling even faster than the top vehicle speed ;-) by far.

    But throw in CN.  Now its high tech!

    Brad

    On Jan 18, 2014 6:02 PM, "Frank Reed" <FrankReed{at}historicalatlas.com> wrote:

    But Dave, the link you posted is from the "Washington Times". Their reporting is not trustworthy, even on small technical matters.

    -FER

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