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 spatial disorientation

Translation: désorientation spatiale

Definition: A variety of perceptual disturbance occurring in flight in which the pilot fails to appreciate correctly, or is uncertain of, the attitude or position of himself and his craft with reference to the surface of the Earth.

Other Definition: None

Synonym: None