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    Symbols

  • & = And
  • # = Number
    A

  • A/L = Airlock
  • A/R = American/Russian
  • AEB = Brazilian Space Agency
  • AMS = Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer
  • APAS = Androgynous Peripheral Attachment System
  • APFR = Articulating Portable Foot Restraint
  • APM = Attached Pressurized Module
  • Apr = April
  • ARS = Air Revitalization System
  • ASI = Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italian Space Agency)
  • ATA = Ammonia Tank Assembly
  • ATMK = Active Transport Modification Kit
  • ATV = Automated Transfer Vehicle
  • Aug = August
    B

  • BCDU = Battery Charge Discharge Unit
  • BCOP = Bilateral Crew Operations Panel
  • BD&SG = Boeing Defense & Space Group
    C

  • CA = Cabin Air
  • CAM = Centrifuge Accommodations Module
  • CBM = Common Berthing Mechanism
  • CETA = Crew and Equipment Translation Assembly
  • CHeCS = Crew Health Care System
  • CID = Circuit Interrupt Device
  • C/L =
  • CMG = Control Moment(um) Gyro(scope)
  • CNTRL = Central
  • COF = Columbus Orbital Facility
  • COUP = Consolidated Operations and Utilization Plan
  • CPDS =
  • CR = Change Request
  • CRV = Crew Return Vehicle
  • CSA = Canadian Space Agency
    D

  • DC = Docking Compartment
  • DC1 = Docking Compartment 1
  • DC2 = Docking Compartment 2
  • DCSU = Direct Current Switching Unit
  • DDCU = DC to DC Converter Unit
  • Dec = December
  • DMS = Data Management System
  • DQA = Document Quality Assurance
  • DSM = Docking and Stowage Module
    E

  • EAS = Early Ammonia Servicer
  • ECLSS = Environmental Control and Life Support System
  • ECOM = EVA Change-out Mechanism
  • EEATCS = Early External Active Thermal Control System
  • EF = Exposed Facility
  • EFGF = Electrical Flight Releaseable Grapple Fixture
  • ELM = Experiment Logistics Module
  • ELM-ES = Experiment Logistic Module - Exposed Section
  • ELM-PS = Experiment Logistic Module - Pressurized Section
  • EMU = Extravehicular Maneuvering Unit
  • EPS = Electrical Power System
  • ERA = European Robotic Arm
  • ES = Exposed Section
  • ESA = European Space Agency
  • ESP = External Stowage Platform
  • ETR = Express Transportation Rack
  • ETSD = EVA Tool Stowage Device
  • EVA = Extravehicular Activity
  • EXPRESS = Expedite the Processing of Experiments to the Space Station
    F

  • FE = Flight Element
  • Feb = February
  • FGB = Functional Cargo Block
  • FRGF = Flight Releaseable Grapple Fixture
  • FSE = Flight Support Equipment
  • FSEGF = Flight Support Equipment Grapple Fixture
    G

  • GPS = Global Positioning System
  • GR&C = Generic Groundrules, Requirements, and Constraints
    H

  • H2O = Water
  • H/W = Hardware
  • Hab = Habitation Module
  • HAB = Habitation Module
  • HP = High Pressure
  • HTV = H-II Transfer Vehicle
    I

  • ICBC 3D = IMAX Cargo Bay Camera Three Dimensional
  • ICC = Integrated Cargo Carrier
  • ICS = Inter-Orbit Communication System
  • ID = Identification
  • IDRD = Increment Definition and Requirements Document
  • IEA = Integrated Electrical/Electronics/Equipment Assembly
  • INBD = Inboard
  • IPMM = Integrated Payload Mission Model
  • ISPR = International Standard Payload Rack
  • ISS = International Space Station
  • ITA = Integrated Truss Assembly
  • ITS = Integrated Truss Segment
  • ITOO = Integrated Tactical Operations Organization
    J

  • J/A = Japanese/American
  • Jan = January
  • JEM = Japanese Experiment Module
  • JEM = EF JEM Exposed Facility
  • JEM = ELM-PS JEM Experiment Logistics Module - Pressurized Section
  • Jul = July
  • Jun = June
    K

  • km = kilometer
  • Ku-Band = 15.250 to 17.250 Gigahertz
    L

  • L&M = Logistics and Maintenance
  • Lab = Laboratory
  • Lab = Laboratory Module
  • LCA = Lab Cradle Assembly
  • LE = Logistics Elements
  • LSS = Life Support Systems
  • LTAB =
    M

  • Mar = March
  • MBM = Manual Berthing Mechanism
  • MBS = MRS Base System
  • MBSU = Main Bus Switching Unit
  • MDM = Multiplexer/Demultiplexer
  • MELFI = Minus Eighty Degrees Laboratory Freezer for ISS
  • MIM = Multi-Increment Manifest
  • MLI = Multilayer Insulation
  • MMOD = Micro-Meteoroid/Orbital Debris
  • MOU = Memorandum of Understanding
  • MPLM = Multi-Purpose Logistics Module
  • MRS = Mobile Remote Servicer
  • MSC = Mobile Servicing Center
  • MSS = Mobile Servicing System
  • MT = Mobile Transporter
  • MTS = Mobile Transporter System
    N

  • N/A = Not Applicable
  • N1 = Node 1
  • N2 = Nitrogen
  • N2 = Node 2
  • N3 = Node 3
  • NASA = National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • NASDA = National Space Development Agency of Japan
  • nmi = nautical mile
  • Nov = November
  • NTA = Nitrogen Tank Assembly
    O

  • O2 = Oxygen
  • Oct = October
  • ORU = Orbital Replacement Unit
  • OS = Orbital Station
  • OSE = Orbital Support Equipment
  • OTBD = Outboard
  • OTD = ORU Transfer Device
    P

  • P/L = Payload
  • PALS = Program Automated Library System
  • PAS = Payload Attach Site
  • PDGF = Power Data Grapple Fixture
  • PFCS = Primary Flight Control System
  • PFR = Postflight Review
  • PLB = Payload Bay
  • PM = Pressurized Module
  • PMA = Pressurized Mating Adapter
  • POA = Payload ORU Accommodation/Attachment
  • Prog = Progress
  • Prox = Proximity
  • PROX = Proximity
  • PS = Pressurized Section
  • PUB = Publication
  • PV = Photo Voltaic
  • PWP = Portable Work Platform
    Q

  • Q/D = Quick Disconnect
  • Qtrs. = Quarters
    R

  • R = Reflight
  • RF = Radio Frequency
  • RM = Research Module
  • RMS = Remote Manipulator System
  • RS = Russian Segment
  • RSA = Russian Space Agency
  • RSC-E = Rocket Space Corporation - Energia
  • RSP = Resupply Stowage Platform
  • RSR = Resupply Stowage Rack
  • RU = Rigid Umbilical
  • RWS = Robotic Workstation
    S

  • SASA = S-Band Antenna Support Assembly
  • S-Band = 1550 to 5200 Megahertz
  • SA = Solar Arrays
  • SE = Subelement
  • Sep = September
  • SFA = Small Fine Arm
  • SHOSS = Spacehab Oceaneering Space Systems
  • SLDP = Spacelab Double Pallet
  • SLP = Spacelab Pallet
  • SM = Service Module
  • SPDA = Secondary Power Distribution Assembly
  • SPDM = Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator
  • SPDU = Systems Power Distribution Unit
  • SPEC = Specification
  • SPM = Solar Power Module
  • SPP = Science Power Platform
  • SSCB = Space Station Control Board
  • SSP = Space Station Program (for use in document numbers only)
  • SSRMS = Space Station Remote Manipulator System
  • Stbd = Starboard
  • STS = Space Transportation System
  • SVS = Space Vision System
  • Sys = Systems
    T

  • TBD = To Be Determined
  • TBR = To Be Resolved
  • TCS = Thermal Control System
  • TEMP = Temperature
  • TESS = Temporary Early Sleep Station
  • THC = Temperature and Humidity Control
  • TM = Transport Module
  • TMA = Transport Module A
  • TORU = Tele-Operation Control Mode (Russian term)
  • TSA = Tool Storage Assembly
  • TUS = Transporter Umbilical System
    U

  • UCLAS = Unpressurized Logisitics Carrier Attach Site
  • UDM = Universal Docking Module
  • UF = Utilization Flight
  • UFR = Universal Foot Restraint
  • UHF = Ultra High Frequency
  • ULC = Unpressurized Logistics Carrier
  • ULCAS = Unpressurized Logistics Carrier Attach Sites
  • U.S. = United States
  • U.S. LAB = United States Laboratory
  • USL = U.S. Laboratory
  • USOS = United States On-Orbit Segment
  • UTA = Utility Transfer Assembly
    V

  • VSC = Video Signal Converter
    W

  • w/ = with
  • WIF = Worksite Interface
  • WVS = Wireless Video System
    X


    Y


    Z

  • Zero-g = Zero gravity
  • ZSR = Zero-g Stowage Rack

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