Definition of astrogation in English:

astrogation

Line breaks: astro|ga¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • (In science fiction) navigation in outer space.
    More 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
More 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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