Canadian Space Agency
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: Refers to a space vehicle component that is intended to be ejected as soon as it is no longer useful. For example, the fairing (cone) and heat shield and service module of a space capsule.
Other Definition: None