Astronomy Acronyms

Alphabetical Listing of Astronomy Acronyms

  • DSCS — Defense Satellite Communications System
  • DSN — Deep Space Network
  • DSO — Detailed Supplementary Objective
  • DSP — Defense Support Program
  • DSS — Deep Space Station
  • DSSC — Deep Space Station Complex
  • E — Elliptical (for Galaxies)
  • EAFB — Edwards Air Force Base
  • ECS — Environmental Control System
  • EDC — EROS Data Center
  • EDO — Extended Duration Orbiter
  • EDOMP — EDO Medical Project
  • EDRS — European Data Relay Satellite
  • EDS — Electronic Data Systems
  • EGRET — Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope
  • EJASA — Electronic Journal of The Astronomical Society of The Atlantic
  • ELDO — European Launcher Development Organisation
  • ELV — Expendable Launch Vehicle
  • EMU — Extravehicular Mobility Unit
  • ENAC — Energetic Neutral Atom Camera
  • ENACEOS — ENAC For EOS
  • ENAP — Energetic Neutral Atom Precipitation
  • ENSO — El Nino/Southern Oscillation
  • EODC — Earth Observation Data Centre
  • EOS — Earth Observing System
  • EOS — Electrophoresis Operations In Space
  • EOSP — Earth Observing Scanning Polarimeter
  • EPD — Energetic Particles Detector
  • ER — Eastern Range
  • ERBE — Earth Radiation Budget Experiment
  • EROS — Earth Resources Observations System
  • ERS — Earth Resources Satellite
  • ERS — European Remote Sensing
  • ERS — Environmental Research Satellite
  • ESA — European Space Agency
  • ESIS — European Space Information System
  • ESO — European Southern Observatory
  • ESOC — European Space Operations Centre
  • ESPC — European Space Power Conference
  • ESRIN — European Space Research Institute
  • ESRO — European Space Research Organisation
  • ESTEC — European Space Research And Technology Centre
  • ET — External Tank
  • ET — Ephemeris Time
  • ETE — End-to-End
  • ETM — Enhanced Thematic Mapper
  • ETR — Eastern Test Range
  • EUMETSAT — European Meterological Satellite Organisation
  • EURECA — European Retrievable Carrier
  • EUTELSAT — European Telecommunications Satellite Organization
  • EUV — Extreme UltraViolet
  • EUVE — Extreme UltraViolet Explorer
  • EVA — Extravehicular Activity
  • FAP — Freedom Attached Payloads
  • FAST — Fast Auroral SnapshoT Explorer
  • FBV — Fuel Bleed Valve
  • FEM — Flight-Engineering Model
  • FFCC — Free-Flyer Control Centre
  • FFT — Fast Fourier Transform
  • FGS — Fine Guidance Sensors
  • FHST — Fixed Head Star Trackers
  • FIR — Far InfraRed
  • FIRAS — Far InfraRed Absolute Spectrophotometer
  • FITS — Flexible Image Transport System
  • FOC — Faint Object Camera
  • FOLD — Federally-Owned LANDSAT Data
  • FOS — Faint Object Spectrograph
  • FPD — Flight Projects Directorate
  • FPM — Fiber Pulling In Microgravity
  • FRC — Flight Research Center
  • FRED — Space Station Freedom
  • FRF — Flight Readiness Firing
  • FRR — Flight-Readiness Review
  • FRSI — Flexible Reusable Surface Insulation
  • FTS — Flight Telerobotic Servicer
  • FUSE — Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer
  • FWHM — Full Width At Half Maximum
  • GAS — Get-Away Special
  • GBT — Green Bank Telescope
  • GC — Galactic Center
  • GC — Globular Cluster
  • GCVS — General Catalog of Variable Stars
  • GDCLS — General Dynamics Commercial Launch Services
  • GDS — Great Dark Spot
  • GEM — Giotto Extended Mission
  • GEM — Graphite Epoxy Motor
  • GEO — Geosynchronous Earth Orbit
  • GEODSS — Ground-based Electro-optical Deep-space Surveillance System
  • GGM — Goskogidromet/Gidromettsentr
  • GHA — Greenwich Hour Angle
  • GHRS — Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph
  • GIF — Graphics Interchange Format
  • GISS — Goddard Institute For Space Studies
  • GLOMR — Global Low-Orbiting Message Relay
  • GMC — Giant Molecular Cloud
  • GMRT — Giant Meter-wave Radio Telescope
  • GMS — Geostationary Meterological Satellite
  • GMT — Greenwich Mean Time
  • GNC — Guidance
  • GOES — Geostationary Orbiting Environmental Satellite

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