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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Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera stated that the missile reached an approximate altitude of around 4,000 kilometers (2485 miles) and broke up before landing in the country's "exclusive  economic zone.
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.
The aircraft would fly along the central axis on a north-westerly direction at an approximate altitude of 25,000 feet reciprocal from overhead Khajuraho and land back at Agra.
If the circle has radius r, what is the approximate altitude of this "triangle"?
In the new images, released last week by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, the water vapor is shown rising six miles above the surface of the ocean, reaching the approximate altitude of the jet stream.
It would fly at the same approximate altitude, but with these future satellites at a 70-degree inclination relative to the equator.