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Genesys system for TX-2 - MIT's Lincoln Laboratory 1967
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Re: Genesys system for TX-2 - MIT's Lincoln Laboratory 1967
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2018, 04:41:16 pm »
You would be surprised how much work went on at MIT Lincoln Lab, they were the people responsible for inventing inertial guidance and then later on applying this work in the Apollo guidance computer.
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Re: Genesys system for TX-2 - MIT's Lincoln Laboratory 1967
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 04:59:49 pm »
You would be surprised how much work went on at MIT Lincoln Lab, they were the people responsible for inventing inertial guidance and then later on applying this work in the Apollo guidance computer.

As a German EE, do you not know that was done on the V-2?
 

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Re: Genesys system for TX-2 - MIT's Lincoln Laboratory 1967
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2018, 06:45:20 pm »
OK, if we want to be pedantic about this, Von Braun and his scientists came up with the first INS towards the end of WWII. It was however amazingly innacurate and certainly not good enough for point to point navigation. On the first flight of the Lincoln Labs instrument they managed to fly across the continental USA and their error on arrival was only 150m.

I would not want to go to the moon using a Von Braun system for navigation.
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