astrogational adj.

of or relating to astrogation n.

  • 1940 M. Jameson Quicksands of Youthwardness in Astonishing Stories Oct. 49/1 Malcolm Jameson

    Elgar looked over the cases first, much interested in the medical supplies and first-aid kits furnished ships two millenia [sic] before, while Daxon was equally eager to examine the antique astragational [sic] equipment.

  • 1941 M. Jameson Blockade Runner in Astounding Science Fiction Mar. 47/1 Malcolm Jameson

    He thumbed through the log, squinted at the makers' nameplates on each bit of astragational [sic] gear, scratched the mold-resisting paint to see what was under it, and sniffed the air appraisingly.

  • 1948 R. A. Heinlein Space Cadet 151 Robert A. Heinlein

    Before the ship reached the danger zone, an all-hands chore in space suits took place; armor-plate segments, as thick as the skin of the ship, were bolted over the shipโ€™s quartz ports, leaving only the eyes of the astrogational instruments and the radar antennae exposed.

  • 1948 R. A. Heinlein Space Cadet 228 Robert A. Heinlein

    You can forget about the astrogational junk; it'll be dead reckoning.

  • 1950 T. Sturgeon Stars Are the Styx in Galaxy Oct. 80/1 Theodore Sturgeon bibliography

    I showed him the casing of the intricate beam-power apparatus that contained the whole reason for the project, and gave him a preliminary look at the astrogational and manual maneuvering equipment and controls.

  • 1959 P. Anderson Virgin Planet iii. 23 Poul Anderson bibliography

    He had intended to study advanced astrogational theory.

  • 1974 F. Saberhagen Berserker's Planet in Worlds of If June 54/1 page image Fred Saberhagen bibliography

    Schoenbergโ€™s eyes went shifting restlessly now to his astrogational chart.

  • 1994 โ€˜L. A. Grafโ€™ Firestorm iv.31 bibliography

    The landing party has been denied access to the Elasians' astrogational charts.

  • 2000 S. Westerfeld Movements of Her Eyes in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Apr. 14 page image Scott Westerfeld bibliography

    The AI often created astrogational simulations. They were staggeringly complex, but at least finite. Metaspace was predictable.

Research requirements

antedating 1940

Earliest cite

Malcolm Jameson, "Quicksands of Youthwardness"

Research History
Mike Christie has submitted a cite from a 1973 reprint of Heinlein's "Space Cadet"; Rick Hauptmann verified the cite in the 1948 first edition.
Mike Christie submitted a cite from a 1967 reprint of Heinlein's "Ordeal in Space".
Bill Seabrook located and Mike Christie confirmed a 1950 cite from Theodore Sturgeon's "The Stars Are The Styx".
Mike Christie submitted a 1941 cite from Malcolm Jameson's "Blockade Runner", and Fred Galvin submitted a 1940 cite from Jameson's "Quicksands of Youthwardness" (Note that in both Jameson citations, the word was spelled as "astragational".)

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