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Published by Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
Written in English


  • Inertial navigation.

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Edition Notes

StatementManuel Fernandez, George R. Macomber.
SeriesPrentice-Hall space technology series
ContributionsMacomber, George R,
LC ClassificationsVK517.5 F4
The Physical Object
Number of Pages530
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17177230M

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