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List of Acronyms

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A

  • AR&D - Automated rendezvous and docking

B

 

C

  • C3PO - Commercial Crew and Cargo Program Office
  • CCDev - Commercial Crew Development
  • COTS - Commercial Off-The-Shelf (traditional)
  • COTS - Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (NASA)
  • COTS-D - Commercial Orbital Transportation Services - Capability D (human spaceflight)
  • CRS - Commercial Resupply Services

D

  • DoD - Department of Defense
  • DoE - Department of Energy

E

  • ECDP - ESMD Commercial Development Policy
  • EELV - Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle
  • ESMD - Exploration Systems Mission Directorate
  • ETO - Earth to Orbit

F

  • FAA - Federal Aviation Administration
  • FEM - Finite Element Method
  • FOD - Foreign object damage

G

  • GEO - Geostationary orbit
  • GPS - Global Positioning System

H

  • HEO - Highly elliptical orbit
  • HSF - Human spaceflight

I

  • ICAO - International Civil Aviation Organization
  • IP - Intellectual Property
  • ISS - International Space Station
  • ISDC - International Space Development Conference
  • ITAR - International Traffic in Arms Regulations

J

  • JSC - Johnson Space Center

K

  • KSC - Kennedy Space Center

L

  • LEAG - Lunar Exploration Analysis Group 
  • LEO - Low Earth orbit

M

  • MEO - Medium Earth orbit
  • MPLM - Multi-purpose logistics module
  • MSS - Masten Space Systems

N

  • NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • NLSI - NASA Lunar Sciences Institute
  • NSS - National Space Society
  • NSS - National Space Symposium (SF Conference)
  • NSSO - National Security Space Office
  • NTSB - National Transportation Safety Board

O

  • ORS - Operationally Responsive Space

P

  • PCM - Pressurized cargo module

Q

 

R

  • RAND - Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory
  • RCM - Return cargo module
  • RCS - Reaction control system
  • R&D - Research and development
  • RLV - Reusable launch vehicle

S

  • SF - Space Foundation
  • SFF - Space Frontier Foundation
  • SLC - Space Launch Complex
  • SM - Service module
  • SSA - Space situational awareness
  • SSTO - Single-stage-to-orbit
  • STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (fields of education)

T

  • TSTO - Two-stage-to-orbit

U

  • UCM - Unpressurized cargo module
  • ULA - United Launch Alliance
  • USAF - United States Air Force

V

  • VC - Venture capital

W

 

X

 

Y

 

Z

 

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