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.
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