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 splashdown

Translation: amerrissage

Definition: End of a space mission in which the spacecraft, capsule or other recoverable object impacts ocean surface; defined as either a time or a location.

Other Definition: None

Synonym: None