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 orbiter

Translation: orbiteur

Definition: Portion of a spaceflight system designed to orbit, as distinct from booster stages, tanks, etc.

Other Definition: None

Synonym: None