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 Integrated Truss Structure (ITS)

Translation: poutrelle intégrée

Definition: Major truss spanning the length of the Station, which, when completed, will extend a distance of over 108.5 metres, slightly longer than a Canadian football field. Often referred to as the backbone of the Station, the U.S.-provided truss structure is made of eleven pre-integrated truss segments.

Other Definition: None

Synonym: None