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 space vehicle

Translation: véhicule spatial

Definition: A piloted or unpiloted vehicle which is designed to be placed into an orbit about the Earth or into a trajectory to another celestial body.

Other Definition: None

Synonym: spacecraft