Integrated Space Analytics
Glossary
3DThree Dimensional
A.I.Artificial Intelligence
ACESAdvanced Cryogenic Evolved Stage
Adv.Advanced
ATLASTAdvanced Technology Large-Aperture Space Telescope
AUAstronomical Unit
BEAMBigelow Expandable Activity Module
Bio.Biological
Biomech.Biomechanical
Bio-MedBiomedical
CASISCenter for the Advancement of Science In Space
CATALYSTCargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown
CislunarThe Space Between the Earth and Moon
CNSAChina National Space Administration
Com.Commercial
CommCommunication
Cryo.Cryogenic
CSTCrew Space Transportation
DARPADefense Advanced Research Projects Agency (US)
DARTDouble Asteroid Redirection Test
E/MEarth / Mars
EELVEvolved Expendable Launch Vehicle
EMElectromagnetic
EMUExtravehicular Mobility Unit
EOSEarth Observing System
ESAEuropean Space Agency
ESOEuropean Southern Observatory
FTFull Thrust
GGravity
Gen.Generation
GEOGeosynchronous Earth Orbit
GPSGlobal Positioning System
GRAILGravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory
GSLVGeosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle
H2OWater
HASTOLHypersonic Airplane Space Tether Orbital Launch
He3Helium 3
HEDMHigh Energy-Density Matter
HEOHigh Earth Orbit
HLVHeavy Lift Vehicle
ILNInternational Lunar Network
In SituOn Site
IRISInterface Region Imaging Spectrograph
ISROIndian Space Research Organization
ISRUIn Situ Resource Utilization
ISSInternational Space Station
ITSInterplanetary Transport System
JAXAJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency
JUICEJupiter Icy Moon Explorer
KWKilowatt
L/DLift/Drag Ratio
L1Lagrange Point 35K Miles From Moon to Earth
L2Lagrange Point 40K Miles Beyond Moon
L4Lagrange Point 240K Miles Preceding Moon
L5Lagrange Point 240K Miles Following Moon
LADEELunar Atmosphere Dust and Environment Explorer
LEOLow Earth Orbit
LLOXLunar Liquid Oxygen
Mag.Magnetic
MAVENMars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission
MDREMass Driver Reaction Engine
MetNetMeteorology Network
Mfg.Manufacturing
MMUManned Maneuvering Unit
MMWMulti-Megawatt
MPCVMulti Purpose Crew Vehicle
MPRMars Pressurized Rover
MRMedium Range
MWMini-Research Module
MXERMomentum-Exchange / Electrodynamic-Reboost
NASANational Aeronautics and Space Administration
NEONear Earth Object
OpsOperations
OTVOrbital Transfer Vehicle
PPressure
PLATOPlanetary Transits and Oscillations Of Stars
PTVPassenger Transport Vehicle
RLVReusable Launch Vehicle
RTGRadioisotope Thermoelectric Generator
SELENESelenological and Engineering Explorer
SETISearch for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
SLSSpace Launch System
S-M-LSmall-Medium-Large Size Designation
SpaceXSpace Exploration Technologies
SRShort Range
SSPSpace Solar Power
STVSpace Transfer Vehicle
UDMUniversal Docking Module
ULAUnited Launch Alliance
Univ.University
USUnited States
V2Second Version
VASIMRVariable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket
VRVirtual Reality
WFIRSTWide Field Infrared Survey Telescope
XS1Experimental Spaceplane 1
LaGrange Points
image/svg+xmlVISUALIZINGTHELAGRANGEPOINTS 60°60°L1L2L3L4L5EarthMoon Source: Wikipedia At the Lagrange points, the gravitational forces on an object balance … good parking places in space.
Delta-V Diagram
image/svg+xmlMOONEARTHMARSSUNPHOBOSDEIMOS Lunar orbitL1GTOEarth C3 = 0Mars C3 = 0Mars transferLEOPhobos transferDeimos transfer GEO0.74.10.90.20.50.70.90.60.61.41.69.3 - 10302.50.30.73.83.81.61.9Low Mars orbit MARS/MOON/EARTHDELTA-V Source: Wikipedia - Not all possible routes are shown. Delta V (Delta = change, V = velocity: speed + direction) is relatedto the energy required to transfer from one orbit to another. Delta-V (km/s)OptionalAerobrake OrbitalLocation Key:
 
HEO & CISLUNAR IN-SPACE TRANSPORT CRITICAL & EMERGENT CAPABILITIES CRITICAL PATH SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURE IN SPACE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT LOW INCLINATION LEO & DEEP SPACE INFRASTRUCTURE EARTH-TO-ORBIT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS HIGH INCLINATION LEO & DEEP SPACE INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIAL & SIGNIFICANT MILESTONES ROBOTIC EXPLORATION CRITICAL PATH CRITICAL PATH SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURE PROPULSION & INTERPLANETARY EXPANSION