COTS 2,3 Acronyms

Acronyms for all of us interested in the Dragon COTS 2,3 mission:

AGPS Absolute Global Positioning System.
AI Approach Initiation. Conducted to cross inside 1.2 kilometers.
CE Co-Elliptic burn. Designed to circularize the orbit after an HA burn. Also FCE. Forward Co-Elliptic. Performed approaching or ahead of the ISS
CBM Common Berthing Mechanism.
CBT Computer Based Training.
COTS Commercial Orbital Transportation Services.
CRS Commercial Resupply Services
CUCO COTS Ultra-high frequency Communication Unit.
CCP Crew Command Panel.
DCE Descending Co-Elliptic.
DHA Descending Height Adjustment.
DPC Daily Planning Conference.
DRA Down Range Adjust.
FHA Flyby Height Adjust.
FD Flight Day.
FRR Flight Readiness Review.
GNC Guidance Navigation Control.
HA Height Adjustment burn.
IMV Inter-‐Module Ventilation.
IMMT ISS Mission Management Team.
JEM Japanese Experimental Module.
KOS Keep-Out Sphere, An imaginary sphere drawn 200 meters (656 feet) around the station that prevents the risk of collision with the orbiting complex.
LIDAR Light Detection and Ranging.
LOS Loss Of Signal.
MC Mid-Course Correction.
MCC Mission Control Center.
MET Mission Elapsed Time.
OBT On Board Training.
PA Plane Adjust.
PMA Pressurized Mating Adapter. PMA-2 is currently mounted on the forward port of the Harmony connecting node.
Rbar Earth Radius Vector is an imaginary line connecting the space station to the center of the Earth. V-bar would be the velocity vector of the space station.
RCE Rear Co-elliptic. Performed behind the ISS.
RHA Rear Height Adjust.
RGPS Relative Global Postioning System.
ROBoT Robotics On Board Trainer. An ISS robot arm simulator.
RRM Robotic Refueling Mission.
RTL Ready To Latch.
RWS Robotic Workstation (JEMRMS and MSS).
SSRMS Space Station Remote Manipulator System.
SSSR Space to Space Station Radio.
TDRS Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System.

Last edited 1336 UTC 25 May 2012

See also the NSSPhoenix Glossery.

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