Astronomy Acronyms

Alphabetical Listing of Astronomy Acronyms

  • SRB — Solid Rocket Booster
  • SRM — Solid Rocket Motor
  • SSBUV — Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Experiment
  • SSCE — Solid Surface Combustion Experiment
  • SSF — Space Station Freedom
  • SSI — Solid-State Imager / Space Studies Institut
  • SSME — Space Shuttle Main Engine
  • SSO — Spurious Shut-off
  • SSPF — Space Station Processing Facility
  • SSPO — Space Shuttle Program Office
  • SSPS — Sky Survey Prototype System
  • SSRMS — Space Station Remote Manipulator System
  • SSRT — Single Stage Rocket Technology
  • SSRV — Solar-Sail Race Vehicle
  • SST — Spectroscopic Survey Telescope / SuperSonic Transport
  • SSTO — Single Stage To Orbit
  • STARCAL — Star Calibration
  • STC — Stennis Test Center
  • STC — SHAPE Technical Center
  • STDCE — Surface Tension Driven Convection Experment
  • STIKSCAT — Stick Scatterometer
  • STIS — Space Telescope Imaging Spectrometer
  • STS — Shuttle Transport System / Space Transportation System
  • STSCI — Space Telescope Science Institute
  • STSDAS — Space Telescope Science Data Analysis System
  • SUSIM — Solar Ultraviolet Spectral Irradiance Monitor
  • SWAN — Solar Wind Anisotropy Experiment
  • SWAS — Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite
  • SWF — ShortWave Fading
  • SWLC — Salt Water Leak Check
  • TAI — International Atomic Time
  • TAL — Transatlantic Abort Landing
  • TAU — Thousand Astronomical Unit
  • TCM — Trajectory Control Maneuver
  • TCS — Thermal Control System
  • TDRS — Tracking And Data Relay Satellite
  • TDRSS — Tracking And Data Relay Satellite System
  • TDT — Terrestrial Dynamic Time
  • TEA — Torque Equilibrium Attitude
  • TES — Thermal Emission Spectrometer
  • THIR — Temperature/Humidity Infrared Radiometer
  • TIG — Time of (until) Ignition
  • TIROS — Television InfraRed Observation Satellite
  • TKSC — Tsukuba Space Center
  • TM — Thematic Mapper
  • TOMS — Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer
  • TOPEX — Ocean Topography Experiment
  • TOPS — Toward Other Planetary Systems
  • TOS — Transfer Orbit Stage
  • TPCE — Tank Pressure Control Experiment
  • TPS — Thermal Protection System
  • TRMM — Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission
  • TSM — Tail Service Mast
  • TSPK — Tsentr Podgotovka Kosmonavti
  • TSS — Targeted Search System / Tethered Satellite System
  • TSTO — Two Stage To Orbit
  • TSUP — Tsentr Upravileniya Polyoti
  • TTC — Telemetry
  • TWTA — Travelling Wave Tube Amplifier
  • U3P — Union Pour La Promotion De La Propulsion Photonique
  • UARS — Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite
  • UBM — Unpressurized Berthing Mechanism
  • UDMH — Unsymmetrical DiMethyl Hydrazine
  • UFO — Unidentified Flying Object
  • UGC — Uppsala General Catalog
  • UHF — Ultra High Frequency
  • UIT — Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope
  • UKST — United Kingdom Schmidt Telescope
  • UOSAT — University of Surrey Satellite
  • UPPP — Union Pour La Promotion De La Propulsion Photonique
  • USA/RC — Universities Space Automation/Robotics Consortium
  • USAF — United States Air Force
  • USMC — United States Marine Corps
  • USML — United States Microgravity Laboratory
  • USMP — United States Microgravity Payload
  • USN — United States Navy
  • USO — Ultra-Stable Oscillator
  • UT — Universal Time
  • UTC — Coordinated Universal Time
  • UV — Ultraviolet
  • UVPI — Ultraviolet Plume Instrument
  • UVS — Ultraviolet Spectrometer
  • VAB — Vehicle Assembly Building
  • VAFB — Vandenberg Air Force Base
  • VAS — VISSR Atmospheric Sounder
  • VECO — Vernier Engine Cutoff
  • VEEGA — Venus-Earth-Earth Gravity Assist
  • VFT — Visual Function Tester
  • VHF — Very High Frequency
  • VIB — Vertical Integration Building
  • VICAR — Graphics Format Used By JPL
  • VISSR — Visible/Infrared Spin-Scan Radiometer
  • VLA — Very Large Array
  • VLBA — Very Long Baseline Array
  • VLBI — Very Long Baseline Interferometry
  • VLF — Very Low Frequency
  • VLT — Very Large Telescope
  • VMF — Voenno-Morskoy Flot
  • VMS — Vertical Motion Simulator
  • VOIR — Venus Orbiting Imaging Radar

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