approximate altitude

approximate altitude

[ə′präk·sə·mət ′al·tə·tüd]
(navigation)
Of a star, an altitude determined by estimation, by a star finder or star chart.
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The report came a day after South Korea's military said that North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast early on Wednesday, saying they were estimated to have flown about 250 kilometers at an approximate altitude of 30 km.
Both are estimated to have flown about 250 km at an approximate altitude of 30 km, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
Both are estimated to have flown about 250 kilometers at an approximate altitude of 30 km, the JCS said, adding that the South Korean and U.S.
One basis for a norm may be to use 187 miles -- or 300 kilometres, the approximate altitude of the recent Indian intercept -- as a cut-off point for any future anti-satellite testing activity.
Rainfall samples are taken at locations of the approximate altitude for the establishment of the recharge areas, by comparison of isotope compositions.
Tiangong-2 normally operates at around 390 km (242 miles) from the surface, but on June 13, it used two burns to fall to an approximate altitude of 295 km (183 miles), according to a report from U.S.
Two points of which approximate altitude is known: observation point (A) and target point (B) are defined.
GPS altitude is a physical altitude computed above a standard datum to approximate altitude MSL.
In the range-only mode, the G7-BR2 gives the line-of-sight distance to the target, the approximate altitude, barometric pressure, temperature, and incline.
A preliminary review of radar data revealed the airplane flew west of the airport at an approximate altitude of 900 feet msl at 2220.
If the circle has radius r, what is the approximate altitude of this "triangle"?
Both are estimated to have flown about 250 km at an approximate altitude of 30 km, the JCS said, adding that the South Korean and US militaries are analyzing more details.