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 sensor

Translation: capteur

Definition: Mechanical devices that collect information, usually in storable form, about objects or scenes while at some distance from them. Some, notably the camera, utilize visible light energy; others use different types of energy.

Other Definition: None

Synonym: remote sensor