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    Astronautics

    Space transport engineering, spaceflight engineering, astronautics, astronautical engineering, cosmonautics, rocketry, spacecraft, rockets and missiles.

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    Code

    Meaning

    Language

    Themes and places

    A&L

    Approach and Landing

    In English

    A&P

    Attitude and Pointing

    In English

      A&R

      Astronomie und Raumfahrt

      In German

      AAA

      Astronaut-Actuated Abort

      In English

      AAA

      Association des Astronautes Autonomes

      In French

      AACCS

      Analytical Approach to Candidate Constellation Selection

      In English

      AACS

      Attitude and Articulation Control Subsystem

      In English

        AACS

        Attitude and Antenna Control System

        In English

        AADS
        Ascent Air Data System

        The abbreviation AADS (Ascent Air Data System) includes the abbreviation ADS (Air Data System).

        In English

        AAE

        Abort Advisory Equipment

        In English

        AAFE

        Advanced Applications Flight Equipment

        In English

        AAIR

        Advanced Atmospheric sounder and Imaging Radiometer

        In English

        AAM

        Federal Aviation Administration Office of Aviation Medicine

        In English

        AAM
        Air-to-Air Missile

        The abbreviation AAM (Air-to-Air Missile) is included in abbreviations such as BVRAAM (Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile), AIAAM (Advanced Intercept Air-to-Air Missile), AMRAAM (Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile), ASRAAM (Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile) and ATAAM (Advanced Tactical Air-to-Air Missile).

        In English

        AAMRAM

        Air-To-Air Medium-Range Missile

        In English

        AAO

        Astronaut Activities Office

        In English

          AAP

          Airlock Adapter Plate

          In English

            AAP

            Analog Autopilot

            In English

            AARGM
            Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile

            The abbreviation AARGM (Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile) includes the abbreviation GM (Guided Missile).

            In English

            AARM

            Advanced Anti-Radiation Missile

            In English

            AAS

            Abort Advisory System

            In English

            AB

            Adapter Booster

            In English

              ABE

              Air-Based Electronics

              In English

              ABM
              Anti-Ballistic Missile

              The abbreviation ABM (Anti-Ballistic Missile) is included in the abbreviation ABMO (Anti-Ballistic Missile Office).

              In English

              ABM

              Apogee Boost Motor

              In English

                ABM

                Air Breathing Missile

                In English

                ABMA
                Army Ballistic Missile Agency

                The abbreviation ABMA (Army Ballistic Missile Agency) includes the abbreviation BM (Ballistic Missile).

                In English

                ABMO
                Anti-Ballistic Missile Office

                The abbreviation ABMO (Anti-Ballistic Missile Office) includes the abbreviation ABM (Anti-Ballistic Missile).

                In English

                ABPS

                Air-Breathing Propulsion System

                In English

                ABRES

                Antiballistic Reentry System

                In English

                ABRIXAS

                Broadband Imaging X-ray All-sky Survey

                In English

                ABS

                Ammonia Boiler System

                In English

                  AC

                  Atlas Centaur

                  In English

                    ACA

                    Altitude Controller Assembly

                    In English

                    ACA

                    Attitude Controller Assembly

                    In English

                      AcAAS

                      Acta Aeronautica et Astronautica Sinica

                      In Latin

                      AcAau

                      Acta Astronautica

                      In Latin

                      ACC

                      Aft Cargo Compartment

                      In English

                        ACC
                        Auxiliary Crew Compartment

                        The abbreviation ACC (Auxiliary Crew Compartment) includes the abbreviation CC (Crew Compartment).

                        In English

                          ACCESS

                          Assembly Concept for Construction of Erectable Space Structure

                          In English

                            ACDNS

                            Attitude Control, Determination & Navigation

                            In English

                              ACDS

                              Attitude Control and Determination System

                              In English

                                ACE

                                Attitude Control Electronics

                                In English

                                ACEU

                                AeroControl Electronics Unit

                                In English

                                ACIL

                                Automatic Controlled Instrument Landing

                                In English

                                ACIMD

                                Advanced Concept Intercept Missile Demonstration

                                In English

                                ACLS

                                Automated Control and Landing System

                                In English

                                ACM
                                Advanced Cruise Missile

                                The abbreviation ACM (Advanced Cruise Missile) includes the abbreviation CM (Cruise Missile).

                                In English

                                ACM
                                Anti-Cruise Missile

                                The abbreviation ACM (Anti-Cruise Missile) includes the abbreviation CM (Cruise Missile).

                                In English

                                ACME

                                Attitude Control and Maneuvering Electronics

                                In English

                                ACP
                                Astronaut Control Panel

                                The abbreviation ACP (Astronaut Control Panel) includes the abbreviation CP (Control Panel).

                                In English

                                ACPM

                                Attitude Control Propulsion Motor

                                In English

                                ACPS

                                Attitude Control Propulsion System

                                In English

                                  ACRC

                                  Assured Crew Return Capability

                                  In English

                                    ACRS

                                    Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards

                                    In English

                                    ACRV

                                    Assured Crew Return Vehicle

                                    In English

                                      ACS
                                      Aft Crew Station

                                      The abbreviation ACS (Aft Crew Station) includes the abbreviation CS (Crew Station).

                                      In English

                                        ACS

                                        Altitude Control and Stabilization

                                        In English

                                        ACS

                                        Atmosphere Control System

                                        In English

                                        ACS

                                        Attitude Control and Stabilization

                                        In English

                                          ACS

                                          Attitude Control System

                                          In English

                                            ACSM

                                            Advanced Conventional Standoff Missile

                                            In English

                                            ACTS

                                            Advanced Communications Technology Satellite

                                            In English

                                            ACTS

                                            Advanced Communication Technology Satellite

                                            In English

                                            ADAC

                                            Attitude Determination And Control

                                            In English

                                              ADACS

                                              Attitude Determination And Control System

                                              In English

                                                ADC

                                                Aerospace Defense Command

                                                In English

                                                ADC

                                                Attitude Determination & Control

                                                In English

                                                  ADCN

                                                  Attitude Determination, Control & Navigation

                                                  In English

                                                    AdEOA

                                                    Advances in Earth Oriented Applications and Space Technology

                                                    In English

                                                    ADEOS

                                                    Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (http://kuroshio.eorc.jaxa.jp/ADEOS/)

                                                    In English

                                                    ADFRF

                                                    Ames-Dryden Flight Research Facility

                                                    In English

                                                      ADFRF

                                                      Ames/Dryden Flight Research Facility

                                                      In English

                                                      ADI

                                                      Attitude Direction Indicator

                                                      In English

                                                        ADP

                                                        Air Data Probe

                                                        In English

                                                          ADPA

                                                          Air Data Probe Assembly

                                                          In English

                                                            ADS

                                                            Air Data Sensor

                                                            In English

                                                              ADS
                                                              Air Data System

                                                              The abbreviation ADS (Air Data System) is included in the abbreviation AADS (Ascent Air Data System).

                                                              In English

                                                              ADS

                                                              Ascent Design System

                                                              In English

                                                              ADS

                                                              Attitude Determination Subsystem

                                                              In English

                                                                ADS

                                                                Attitude Display System

                                                                In English

                                                                ADT

                                                                Air Data Transfer

                                                                In English

                                                                  ADTA

                                                                  Air Data Transducer Assembly

                                                                  In English

                                                                    AE&AT

                                                                    Aircraft Engineering & Aerospace Technology

                                                                    In English

                                                                    AeAm

                                                                    Aerospace America

                                                                    In English

                                                                    AEB

                                                                    Aft Equipment Bay

                                                                    In English

                                                                      AEC

                                                                      Aft End Cone

                                                                      In English

                                                                        AEC

                                                                        Aft Events Controller

                                                                        In English

                                                                          AeCh

                                                                          Aerospace China

                                                                          In English

                                                                          AeCM

                                                                          Aerospace Composites Materials

                                                                          In English

                                                                          AECMA

                                                                          Association Européenne des Constructeurs de Matériel Aérospatial

                                                                          In French

                                                                          AECS

                                                                          Automated Entry Control System

                                                                          In English

                                                                            AED

                                                                            Aerospace Electrical Division

                                                                            In English

                                                                            AEDC

                                                                            Arnold Engineering Development Center

                                                                            In English

                                                                            AeDy

                                                                            Aerospace Dynamics

                                                                            In English

                                                                            AeEn

                                                                            Aerospace Engineering

                                                                            In English

                                                                            AEGRS

                                                                            ASEAN Experts Group on Remote Sensing

                                                                            In English

                                                                            AeMat

                                                                            Aerospace Materials

                                                                            In English

                                                                            AeMed

                                                                            Aerospace Medicine

                                                                            In English

                                                                            AerRv

                                                                            Revue Aérospatiale

                                                                            In French

                                                                            AES

                                                                            Atmosphere Exchange System

                                                                            In English

                                                                              AeSc

                                                                              Collection of Papers on Aerospace Science

                                                                              In English

                                                                              AET

                                                                              Aerosurface End-to-end Test

                                                                              In English

                                                                              AF

                                                                              Aft Fuselage

                                                                              In English

                                                                                AFAL

                                                                                Air Force Astronautics Laboratory

                                                                                In English

                                                                                AFBMD
                                                                                Air Force Ballistic Missile Division

                                                                                The abbreviation AFBMD (Air Force Ballistic Missile Division) includes the abbreviation BM (Ballistic Missile).

                                                                                In English

                                                                                AFC
                                                                                Automatic Flight Control

                                                                                The abbreviation AFC (Automatic Flight Control) includes the abbreviation FC (Flight Control).

                                                                                In English

                                                                                AFCS
                                                                                Automatic Flight Control System

                                                                                The abbreviation AFCS (Automatic Flight Control System) includes abbreviations FC (Flight Control) and FCS (Flight Control System).

                                                                                In English

                                                                                AFD

                                                                                Aft Flight Deck

                                                                                In English

                                                                                AFD
                                                                                Assistant Flight Director

                                                                                The abbreviation AFD (Assistant Flight Director) includes the abbreviation FD (Flight Director).

                                                                                In English

                                                                                AFDE

                                                                                Aft Flight Deck Equipment

                                                                                In English

                                                                                AFDO

                                                                                Aft Flight Deck Operator

                                                                                In English

                                                                                AFDR
                                                                                Ascent Flight Design Review

                                                                                The abbreviation AFDR (Ascent Flight Design Review) includes the abbreviation DR (Design Review).

                                                                                In English

                                                                                AFETR
                                                                                Air Force Eastern Test Range

                                                                                The abbreviation AFETR (Air Force Eastern Test Range) is included in the abbreviation AFETRM (Air Force Eastern Test Range Manual), and it includes the abbreviation ETR (Eastern Test Range).

                                                                                In English

                                                                                AFETRM
                                                                                Air Force Eastern Test Range Manual

                                                                                The abbreviation AFETRM (Air Force Eastern Test Range Manual) includes abbreviations ETR (Eastern Test Range) and AFETR (Air Force Eastern Test Range).

                                                                                In English

                                                                                AFM

                                                                                Arm/Firing Mechanism

                                                                                In English

                                                                                  AFMDC

                                                                                  Air Force Missile Development Center

                                                                                  In English

                                                                                  AFMTC

                                                                                  Air Force Missile Test Center

                                                                                  In English

                                                                                  AFO

                                                                                  Abort From Orbit

                                                                                  In English

                                                                                  AFO

                                                                                  Announced Flight Opportunity

                                                                                  In English

                                                                                  AFP

                                                                                  Ariane-Furnished Property

                                                                                  In English

                                                                                    AFRPL

                                                                                    Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory

                                                                                    In English

                                                                                    AFS
                                                                                    Ascent Flight System

                                                                                    The abbreviation AFS (Ascent Flight System) is included in the abbreviation AFSIG (Ascent Flight System Integration Group), and it includes the abbreviation FS (Flight System).

                                                                                    In English

                                                                                    AFSAT

                                                                                    Air Force Satellite

                                                                                    In English

                                                                                    AFSATCOM

                                                                                    Air Force Satellite Communication(s)

                                                                                    In English

                                                                                    AFSC

                                                                                    Air Force Space Command

                                                                                    In English

                                                                                    AFSCF

                                                                                    Air Force Satellite Control Facility

                                                                                    In English

                                                                                    AFSCF

                                                                                    Air Force Space Command Facility

                                                                                    In English

                                                                                    AFSCN

                                                                                    Air Force Space Command Network

                                                                                    In English

                                                                                    AFSCS

                                                                                    Air Force Satellite Communications System

                                                                                    In English

                                                                                    AFSD

                                                                                    Air Force Space Division

                                                                                    In English

                                                                                    AFSIG
                                                                                    Ascent Flight System Integration Group

                                                                                    The abbreviation AFSIG (Ascent Flight System Integration Group) includes abbreviations AFS (Ascent Flight System) and FS (Flight System).

                                                                                    In English

                                                                                    AFSLV
                                                                                    Air Force Space Launch Vehicle

                                                                                    The abbreviation AFSLV (Air Force Space Launch Vehicle) includes the abbreviation LV (Launch Vehicle).

                                                                                    In English

                                                                                    AFSSD

                                                                                    Air Force Space Systems Division

                                                                                    In English

                                                                                    AFSTC
                                                                                    Air Force Satellite Test Center

                                                                                    The abbreviation AFSTC (Air Force Satellite Test Center) includes the abbreviation STC (Satellite Test Center).

                                                                                    In English

                                                                                    AFSTC

                                                                                    Air Force Space Technology Center

                                                                                    In English

                                                                                    AFSTC

                                                                                    Air Force Space Technology Command

                                                                                    In English

                                                                                    AFT
                                                                                    Atmospheric Flight Test

                                                                                    The abbreviation AFT (Atmospheric Flight Test) includes the abbreviation FT (Flight Test).

                                                                                    In English

                                                                                    AFTA

                                                                                    Aft Frame Tilt Actuator

                                                                                    In English

                                                                                    AFTS

                                                                                    Aft Fuselage Thrust Structure

                                                                                    In English

                                                                                      AG

                                                                                      Artificial Gravity

                                                                                      In English

                                                                                        AGAA

                                                                                        Attitude Gyro Accelerometer Assembly

                                                                                        In English

                                                                                          AGAP

                                                                                          Attitude Gyro Accelerometer Package

                                                                                          In English

                                                                                            AGC

                                                                                            Aerojet General Corporation

                                                                                            In English

                                                                                            AGC

                                                                                            Apollo Guidance Computer

                                                                                            In English

                                                                                            AGCU

                                                                                            Attitude Gyro Coupling Unit

                                                                                            In English

                                                                                              AGE

                                                                                              Aerospace Ground Equipment

                                                                                              In English

                                                                                              AGILE

                                                                                              Astrorivelatore Gamma ad Immagini LEggero

                                                                                              In Italian

                                                                                              AGM

                                                                                              Air-to-Ground Missile

                                                                                              In English

                                                                                              AGMC

                                                                                              Aerospace Guidance and Metrology Center

                                                                                              In English

                                                                                              AGOES

                                                                                              Advanced Geosynchronous Observation Environment Satellite

                                                                                              In English

                                                                                              AGS

                                                                                              Abort Guidance System

                                                                                              In English

                                                                                              AGS

                                                                                              Antigravity Suit

                                                                                              In English

                                                                                                AGS

                                                                                                ASPS Gimbal System

                                                                                                In English

                                                                                                  AHI

                                                                                                  Artificial Horizon Indicator

                                                                                                  In English

                                                                                                  AHRS

                                                                                                  Attitude Heading Reference System

                                                                                                  In English

                                                                                                    AHS
                                                                                                    Aft Heat Shield

                                                                                                    The abbreviation AHS (Aft Heat Shield) includes the abbreviation HS (Heat Shield).

                                                                                                    In English

                                                                                                    AI

                                                                                                    Airspeed Indicator

                                                                                                    In English

                                                                                                    AI

                                                                                                    Altimeter Indicator

                                                                                                    In English

                                                                                                    AI

                                                                                                    Altitude Indicator

                                                                                                    In English

                                                                                                    AIAA

                                                                                                    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (https://www.aiaa.org)

                                                                                                    In English

                                                                                                    AIAAJ

                                                                                                    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Journal

                                                                                                    In English

                                                                                                    AIAAM
                                                                                                    Advanced Intercept Air-to-Air Missile

                                                                                                    The abbreviation AIAAM (Advanced Intercept Air-to-Air Missile) includes the abbreviation AAM (Air-to-Air Missile).

                                                                                                    In English

                                                                                                    AIAD

                                                                                                    Federazione Aziende Italiane per l'Aerospazio, la Difesa e la Sicurezza (www.aiad.it)

                                                                                                    In Italian

                                                                                                    AIASJ

                                                                                                    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Student Journal

                                                                                                    In English

                                                                                                    AICBM
                                                                                                    Anti-Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

                                                                                                    The abbreviation AICBM (Anti-Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) includes abbreviations BM (Ballistic Missile) and ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile).

                                                                                                    In English

                                                                                                    AIDE

                                                                                                    Aerospace Installation Diagnostic Equipment

                                                                                                    In English

                                                                                                    AIL

                                                                                                    Avionics Integration Laboratories

                                                                                                    In English

                                                                                                    AILAS

                                                                                                    Automatic Instrument Landing Approach System

                                                                                                    In English

                                                                                                    AILS

                                                                                                    Automatic Instrument Landing System

                                                                                                    In English

                                                                                                    AIM

                                                                                                    Air Intercept Missile

                                                                                                    In English

                                                                                                    AIOD

                                                                                                    Ascent Insertion On-Orbit Deorbit

                                                                                                    In English

                                                                                                      AirCo

                                                                                                      Air et Cosmos (www.air-cosmos.com)

                                                                                                      In French

                                                                                                      AirSp

                                                                                                      Air and Space

                                                                                                      In English

                                                                                                      AIS

                                                                                                      Airlock Illumination Subassembly

                                                                                                      In English

                                                                                                        AISD

                                                                                                        Autonetics ICBM Systems Division

                                                                                                        In English

                                                                                                        AIT

                                                                                                        Autoignition Test

                                                                                                        In English

                                                                                                        AIU

                                                                                                        Abort Interface Unit

                                                                                                        In English

                                                                                                        AKM
                                                                                                        Apogee Kick Motor

                                                                                                        Apogee Kick Motors (AKM) are regularly employed on artificial satellites destined for a geostationary orbit. When the satellite reaches its orbit’s apogee position, the AKM is ignited, transforming the elliptical orbit into a circular one, while bringing the inclination to around zero degrees, thereby accomplishing the orbit insertion.

                                                                                                        In English

                                                                                                          AL

                                                                                                          Approach and Landing

                                                                                                          In English

                                                                                                          ALARM

                                                                                                          Air-Launched Anti-Radiation Missile

                                                                                                          In English

                                                                                                          ALAS

                                                                                                          Approach/Landing Autopilot Subsystem

                                                                                                          In English

                                                                                                          ALASAT

                                                                                                          Air-Launched Antisatellite

                                                                                                          In English

                                                                                                          ALBM
                                                                                                          Air-to-Land Ballistic Missile

                                                                                                          The abbreviation ALBM (Air-to-Land Ballistic Missile) includes the abbreviation BM (Ballistic Missile).

                                                                                                          In English

                                                                                                          ALC

                                                                                                          Aft Load Controller

                                                                                                          In English

                                                                                                            ALCA

                                                                                                            Aft Load Controller Assembly

                                                                                                            In English

                                                                                                              ALCC
                                                                                                              Airborne Launch Control Center

                                                                                                              The abbreviation ALCC (Airborne Launch Control Center) includes abbreviations CC (Control Center) and LCC (Launch Control Center).

                                                                                                              In English

                                                                                                              ALCM
                                                                                                              Air-Launched Cruise Missile

                                                                                                              The abbreviation ALCM (Air-Launched Cruise Missile) includes the abbreviation CM (Cruise Missile).

                                                                                                              In English

                                                                                                              ALDP

                                                                                                              Advanced Launch Development Program

                                                                                                              In English

                                                                                                                ALERT

                                                                                                                Acute Launch Emergency Reliability Tip

                                                                                                                In English

                                                                                                                ALERT

                                                                                                                Acute Launch Emergency Restraint Tip

                                                                                                                In English

                                                                                                                ALEXIS

                                                                                                                Array of Low Energy X-ray Imaging Sensors

                                                                                                                In English

                                                                                                                ALFA

                                                                                                                Air-Lubricated Free Attitude

                                                                                                                In English

                                                                                                                  ALFT
                                                                                                                  Approach and Landing Flight Test

                                                                                                                  The abbreviation ALFT (Approach and Landing Flight Test) includes the abbreviation FT (Flight Test).

                                                                                                                  In English

                                                                                                                  ALOS

                                                                                                                  Advanced Land Observing Satellite

                                                                                                                  In English

                                                                                                                  ALPS

                                                                                                                  Approach and Landing Procedures Simulator

                                                                                                                  In English

                                                                                                                  ALRC

                                                                                                                  Aerojet Liquid Rocket Company

                                                                                                                  In English

                                                                                                                  ALS

                                                                                                                  Advanced Launch System

                                                                                                                  In English

                                                                                                                    ALS

                                                                                                                    Airlock System

                                                                                                                    In English

                                                                                                                    ALS
                                                                                                                    Alternative Landing Site

                                                                                                                    The abbreviation ALS (Alternative Landing Site) includes the abbreviation LS (Landing Site).

                                                                                                                    In English

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