Date: Tue Mar 4 03:21:30 2003
Posted By: Dennis K. Van Gemert, Systems Engineer
Area of science: Physics
Simply put, yes, it is all about vectors. The missiles position and
velocity vectors are affected by the vector forces imparted by the
external environment. The guidance algorithm is usually updated just
prior to launch to include weather balloon and radar data on winds aloft.
Hope that helps, Dennis
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