Mir Mission Chronicle/Acronyms

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Mir Mission Chronicle by Sue McDonald
Acronyms
Acronyms

APAS
APDA
APDS

CADMOS
CFM
CNES

DM

EDLS
ESA
ESEF
EVA

GSC

IMU

MCSA
MEEP
MIM
MIPS
MIRAS
MOMS

NASA
NIVR

ODS
OLiPSE
OMS
OSVS

PASDE
PLSS
POSA

QUELD

RCS
RMS
RSA

SAFER
SAMS
SAR
SPK
SSAS
STS-

TDRS
TEPC
TI
TSuP

androgynous peripheral assembly system
androgynous peripheral docking assembly
androgynous peripheral docking system

[CNES mission control center]
Candle Flame in Microgravity
Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales

Docking Module

Enhanced Dyamic Load Sensors
European Space Agency
European Space Exposure Facility
extravehicular activity

grab sample container

inertial measurement unit

Mir Cooperative Solar Array
Mir Environmental Effects Payload
Microgravity Isolation Mount
Mir interface-to-payload systems
Mir Infrared Atmospheric Spectrometer
Modular Optoelectronic Multispectral Scanner

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Dutch National Institute for Aerospace Programs

Orbiter Docking System
Optizon Liquid Phase Sintering Experiment
orbital maneuvering system
Orbiter space vision system

Photogrammetric Appendage Structural Dynamics Experiment
portable life support system
Anticipatory Postural Activity

Queen’s University Experiment in Liquid Diffusion

reaction control system
remote manipulator system
Russian Space Agency

simplified aid for EVA rescue
Space Acceleration Measurement System
synthetic aperture radar
Stredstvo Peredvizheniy Kosmonatov [cosmonaut maneuvering unit]
Solid Sorbent Air Sampler
Space Transportation System [designation for U.S. Space shuttle missions]

Tracking and Data Relay Satellite
Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter
terminal [phase] initiation
Tsentr Upravleniya Polyotami [Russian flight control center]