You Can't Hack Constellations

US Navy reinstates training in celestial navigation


Mon, Nov 23rd, 2015 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

Noting that you cannot "hack a sextant," the Naval Academy has "reinstated brief lessons in celestial navigation" as a backup in case GPS systems can't be used, are hacked, or turned off during a crisis.

"Knowledge of celestial navigation in the GPS era provides a solid back-up form of navigation in the event GPS becomes unreliable for whatever reason," Tisch said in the statement. "It is also good professional practice to use one navigational system to verify the accuracy of another."



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