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8th Fleet:
Bearings and Headings

The direction of the ship in relation to the centre of the galaxy broken down into a 360 degree arc on the X axis (yaw). Another 360 degree arc is the direction separated by saying “mark” which is the in the Y axis (pitch). For example, if a commander of a starship wanted a heading of 180 mark 0, he’d want to turn the ship to the southernmost section of the galaxy while keeping the Y axis of the ship parallel to the plane of the galaxy.

Pitch: The orientation of a ship’s bow and aft ends respectively (Up and Down). [Y axis]
Roll: The orientation of the ventral and dorsal sides of the ship respectively. [Z axis]
Yaw: The orientation of the port and starboard sides of the ship respectively (Side to Side). [X axis]


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