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Hi,

What does the term BLUE ANGLE mean in the following context:

The spaceship is about to land, the computer voice is saying:

BLUE ANGLE... GOOD

PLOTTED COURSE GOOD

ANGLE OF APPROACH NOT GOOD

Thanks
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In Sci-fi stories lots of techie 'gobbledegook' is just made up. It may not mean anything in real life.
So it doesn't mean anything to you?
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I'm afraid not.

From your recent posts I'd guess you are reading a couple of unusual books at the moment. One strikes me as a sci-fi novel and the other some kind of 'pulp fiction' gangster/thriller novel.

These genres quite often use some strange phrases, and will invent words to suit their purpose. They are not exactly high literature so don't take the language too seriously (and I speak as a sci-fi fan here).

It would help a lot if you could give a little of the context with these posts, otherwise they are often quite nonsensical.
Hello MoH

I wonder whether the 'blue angle' relates
to wavelengths of light.

In a navigation system that used laser
guidance, could one conceivably talk
about 'red' and 'blue' angles?

Maybe we have some boffins on board who
could help out.

MrP
Misspelling of "Blue Angel", the U.S. Navy stunt pilots?
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Oh no! It was exactly BLUE ANGLE.

Don't tell me you have no ideas about what it is!
OK. I won't tell you!Emotion: smile
MoH, I've been working through the night on my own laser-guided navigation
device, and have finally got it to work.

You can see the results on:

http://www.xmission.com/~ralcon/genlock.html

Search on 'blue angle'.

MrP³
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