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 umbilical

Translation: liaison ombilicale

Definition: A flexible, mobile bundle of cables and tubes connecting power supply, monitoring and control devices to an apparatus, spacecraft or aerospace vehicle.

Other Definition: None

Synonym: umbilical cable