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 Suprathermal Ion Mass Spectrometer (SIMS)

Translation: spectromètre de masse à ions suprathermiques

Definition: Canadian instrument to help shed new light on the way positively charged particles escape from the Earth's atmosphere as well as to examine the behaviour of other electrically charged particles close to the Earth, which can cause spacecraft failures and anomalies.

Other Definition: None

Synonym: None