How Did They Find the Secret Space Lab in Captain Marvel?

They talk about something called state vectors. What the heck are those, and would it really work?

I don’t know where to start with the plot of the movie Captain Marvel. Let me just get to the important stuff with minimal spoilers. Carol Danvers is a superhero (Captain Marvel) and she knows the coordinates of the secret Mar-Vell lab. When some other people finally get these coordinate numbers, they figure it out. They don’t give the location of the lab, they give the state vectors for the lab.

So, what the heck are state vectors? In physics, we like to describe systems. If that system was a

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