Tag: terminology

32 Who coined the phrase 'Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly'? 2015-07-18T17:35:43.893

31 Does the moon have a name? 2015-01-07T18:49:39.267

30 Why is Jupiter called a "Gas Giant"? 2017-06-16T01:06:26.783

29 What is a "suicide burn"? 2015-07-27T19:59:30.650

23 What is the difference between docking and berthing on the ISS? 2016-01-23T18:34:24.783

19 When did the term "Space" first come into use? 2013-08-01T02:42:33.237

18 What are these orientations called in orbit? 2014-02-07T13:03:43.013

16 How far do you have to be from Earth to be "in space"? 2013-09-22T12:10:22.983

16 Can it be said that Venus is covered by an ocean rather than atmosphere? 2015-05-29T10:56:49.713

15 Karman line analog on other celestial bodies 2013-09-23T14:03:49.567

15 What does "in the bucket" mean? 2016-07-03T23:22:13.223

14 Did NASA ever use astronomical symbols for planets? 2013-08-22T03:47:09.327

13 Who really coined the phrase "Light the Candle!" to commence with a rocket launch? 2014-01-03T02:28:12.093

13 What is a "Sailboat Island of Stability"? 2015-06-03T01:19:29.433

12 Did NASA use metric units for the Mercury missions? 2013-08-20T00:15:54.327

12 What is feathering? 2013-09-08T21:43:12.783

12 Why do they say "go" and "no go" 2014-04-18T17:35:07.290

11 Nuances of the terms (mean / osculating / Keplerian / orbital) elements 2016-04-09T22:15:25.987

10 What's the name of this maneuver for unlimited delta-v? 2014-08-26T20:01:33.040

10 How do apsides of celestial bodies get their names? 2014-12-31T04:29:09.747

10 What is a reference mission? 2015-03-23T03:03:44.807

10 Is there a term to refer to a planet and its accompanying moons as a whole collection? 2015-08-31T01:33:08.230

10 Is this really the logo of the North Korean space program? 2016-04-11T18:33:56.787

9 What is the difference between a "space-oriented" and an "Earth-oriented" satellite? 2013-08-01T14:15:49.137

9 What is the naming procedure for rocks on Mars? 2013-08-27T11:38:33.847

9 What distinguishes a sounding rocket from a suborbital flight? 2014-03-10T23:08:50.613

9 Pitch and yaw axes of rocket systems such as Apollo 2014-07-19T04:06:47.767

9 Is "medihelion" a word? 2015-04-16T20:02:15.903

8 What is the word for using atmosphere to dissipate kinetic energy during reentry? 2015-08-22T11:48:55.813

8 Why don't I find the concept of cosmic velocities in western space-related materials? 2016-12-28T02:14:36.880

7 Is an orbital epoch merely a timestamp? 2013-09-11T04:37:57.700

7 Is the air "sucked out" or "blown out" into space when the hatch opens? 2014-11-15T07:04:09.010

7 What is a "Y-Thomson spin"? 2015-02-12T09:59:22.560

7 What would a physically correct term be for "artificial gravity by rotation"? 2015-03-30T16:20:31.337

7 What term can we use to describe a planet's or dwarf planet's nearest distance to Earth? 2015-07-17T14:24:08.360

7 Origin of term "Block I", "Block II", etc 2015-08-04T15:31:50.213

7 What does the abbreviation "MS" for the current Soyuz version name mean? 2016-10-03T15:38:58.590

6 Cosmonauts and Astronauts 2015-12-18T07:06:36.070

6 Has any other term been used for a solar day on a solar system body besides "sol" on Mars? 2016-01-27T06:24:05.247

6 What does "Q frame" means in terms of satellite coordinates? 2016-12-11T07:38:09.967

5 Is the use of "former" with astronauts really necessary? 2013-11-15T19:46:23.323

5 What is the significance of the name "Jade rabbit"? 2013-12-16T15:50:00.950

5 Why do the Russians call the Soyuz launcher the same name as the Soyuz capsule? 2013-12-29T13:05:14.433

5 Why do we differentiate between astronauts and cosmonauts? 2014-04-13T15:50:24.517

5 What is one full orbit? 2014-10-09T22:08:20.613

5 What is Retropropulsion? 2014-10-26T00:51:31.423

5 Does Star Trek's adherence to naval tradition have roots in NASA or earlier real organizations? 2015-02-10T15:42:30.240

5 What do you call an object that has a moon orbiting? 2015-03-26T23:41:22.580

5 What is the procedure to stop the descent engine on the Apollo 11 LEM? 2015-07-28T20:24:57.943

5 What do remotely-controlled bolts look like? 2016-04-27T16:07:55.757

5 Is a coronal mass ejection (CME) synonymous with a solar particle event (SPE)? 2016-10-11T22:32:50.810

5 Why do delta-v and delta-v both use the same term? 2017-07-31T05:48:02.057

5 Injection versus insertion 2017-09-06T17:10:11.097

4 How were the Space Shuttle missions named? 2016-01-03T13:59:12.147

4 Strongbacks vs Launch towers: Difference and definition? 2016-01-24T07:48:26.130

4 What does “supersonic large amplitude ID maneuver PTI” mean, and what does a tumble motor do? 2016-04-25T15:53:04.063

4 Common usage of "dry-mass" 2016-06-27T04:47:06.173

4 Is it still called a Van Allen radiation belt if it's around another planet? 2016-07-06T02:00:38.433

4 Are ion thruster trajectories classified as brachistochrones? 2017-03-29T10:55:57.180

4 Terminology for CubeSat telecommunications 2017-08-01T21:48:58.530

4 Why are there so many apisidal names 2018-02-13T21:58:48.770

3 What exactly were the controller roles in the Apollo go/no-go calls? 2015-01-10T17:40:53.417

3 How does orbital altitude nomenclature work? 2015-06-03T01:26:24.000

3 How does possible orbital eccentricity vary with distance from the Sun? 2015-07-17T18:14:47.973

3 What is the word for the period between two Mars conjunctions? 2015-08-26T19:30:43.830

3 Are there terms for Earth orbits with rational number multiples of 1 sidereal day? 2016-09-04T09:06:25.823

3 Filling of LOX tanks - 'cryogenic geyser cycling' 2016-10-18T02:22:32.130

3 What is the correct term for the exterior of a rocket or space launch system? 2018-02-15T13:45:32.903

3 What is a pickup ion? 2018-02-26T10:09:57.783

2 What are non-rocket-based reaction mass drives called? 2014-11-07T01:34:45.133

2 What is a Michielsen chart and how should one use it? 2015-06-26T08:32:52.943

2 What orbits are referred to as "near-equatorial"? 2015-07-23T06:20:06.557

2 Is there an equivalent term for average altitude like semi-major axis? 2015-07-23T17:39:25.567

2 Is "interlunar" applicable to the moons of other planets? 2015-08-20T05:49:25.570

2 Why does NASA use the position title "Pilot"' for crew members who are not in charge of piloting the spacecraft? 2016-01-29T22:41:38.797

2 What is the "specific impulse"? 2017-03-25T14:26:17.920

2 How does one refer to the "port port" on the ISS? 2017-11-04T00:57:00.343

1 Why use the term "gravitational slingshot"? 2016-09-03T06:22:11.920

1 Has every passenger been an astronaut? Will they be in the future? 2017-03-12T17:16:51.557

0 Which coordinates does "Satellite is in correct position" imply? time and direction or only x,y,z? 2014-05-06T18:57:56.877

0 Where can the term "Sol" used? 2016-01-13T22:51:55.903

0 What publishing authority (and year of publishing) was the first to use the term 'occultation'? 2016-12-03T04:38:59.527

-5 What precisely is downrange distance - how is it defined mathematically? 2017-04-29T03:23:11.230