Astronautics Vocabulary

The Astronautics Vocabulary is a glossary of terms that pertain to the science and technology of spaceflight. This alphabetical list can be navigated by clicking on the letters A-Z displayed on this page.

Definition of cosmic velocity

Translation:
vitesse cosmique
Definition:
Theoretical minimum speed that a celestial body must reach to orbit the Earth, escape its gravitational pull or leave the solar system.
Other Definition:
None
Synonym:
space velocity
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