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 low earth orbit (LEO)

Translation: orbite basse

Definition: A nominally circular orbit of low altitude (typically less than 1000 km), and short period (approximately 90 minutes).

Other Definition: None

Synonym: None