Definition of astrogation in English:

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astrogation

Pronunciation: /ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

[mass noun]
(In science fiction) navigation in outer space.
Example sentences
  • I need you to run the astrogation computers for the descent.
  • They had no maps, no charts, no astrogation data, yet they brought the galaxy to its knees.
  • It's possible, of course, to jump ‘blind’ as long as your astrogation computer doesn't have the safety controls engaged, but the practice has little to recommend it.

Derivatives

astrogator

noun
Example sentences
  • Dr. Hendrix, the chief astrogator and the main impetus in Max's training, dies of a heart attack and his replacement, Simes, mismanages the next transition through a congruency.
  • They provide assistance to Jedi pilots as onboard astrogators, technicians, and communications specialists and are outfitted with various tools for utility and repair.
  • They have been traveling the galaxy for all of recorded history, and seem to have innate abilities as pilots and astrogators.

Origin

1930s: blend of astro- and navigation.

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