SP-4312 Dreams, Hopes, Realities

 

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Glossary of Acronyms

 

 

ACE

Advanced Composition Explorer

ADEOS

Advanced Earth Observing System (Japanese satellite)

AET

Applied Engineering and Technology (directorate)

AFO

Announcement of Flight Opportunity

APT

Automatic Picture Transmission

ARPA

Advanced Research Projects Agency

ATS

Applications Technology Satellite

AXAF

Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility

CERES

Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (instrument)

CFC

Chlorofluorocarbons

CGRO

Compton Gamma Ray Observatory

CME

Coronal Mass Ejection

COBE

Cosmic Background Explorer

COSTAR

Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement

CZCS

Coastal Zone Color Scanner

DAAC

Distributed Active Archive Centers

DARPA

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DIRBE

Diffuse Infrared Background Experiment

DMR

Differential Microwave Radiometer

DOD

Department of Defense

DSN

Deep Space Network

EOS

Earth Observing System

EOSDIS

Earth Observing System Data and Information System

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

ERBE

Earth Radiation Budget Experiment

ERBS

Earth Radiation Budget Satellite

EROS

Earth Resources Observation System (data center)

ERTS

Earth Resources Technology Satellite

ESA

European Space Agency

ESSA

Environmental Science Services Administration

EUVE

Extreme UltraViolet Explorer

EVA

Extra-Vehicular Activity

FAST

Fast Auroral Snapshot Explorer

FIRAS

Far Infrared Absolute Spectrophotometer

GAS

Get Away Special

GISS

Goddard Institute for Space Studies

GOES

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite

GPS

Global Positioning System

GSFC

Goddard Space Flight Center

HALOE

Halogen Occultation Experiment

HEAO

High Energy Astronomy Observatory

HEASARC

High Energy Astrophysics Science Archival Research Center

HST

Hubble Space Telescope

ICBM

Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

ICE

International Cometary Explorer

IGY

International Geophysical Year

IMP

Interplanetary Monitoring Probe/Platform

ISAS

(Japanese) Institute of Space and Astronautical Science

ISEE

International Sun Earth Explorer

ISTP

International Solar Terrestrial Physics (program)

ITOS

Improved TIROS Operational Satellite

IUE

International Ultraviolet Explorer

MAP

Microwave Anisotropy Probe

MMS

Multi-mission Modular Spacecraft

MSFN

Mercury/Manned Space Flight Network

MTPE

Mission to Planet Earth

NACA

National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASCOM

NASA Communications Network

NICMOS

Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer

NGST

Next Generation Space Telescope

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRL

Naval Research Laboratory

NSF

National Science Foundation

NSSDC

National Space Science Data Center

OAO

Orbiting Astronomical Observatory

OGO

Orbiting Geophysical Observatory

OSO

Orbiting Solar Observatory

ROSAT

Roentgen Satellite

RXTE

Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer

SAGE/AEM

Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment Applications Explorer Mission

SAS

Small Astronomy Satellite

SAMPEX

Solar, Anomalous and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer

SBUV

Solar Backscatter UltraViolet (instrument)

SeaWiFS

Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor

SIRTF

Space Infrared Telescope Facility

SMEX

Small Explorer

SMM

Solar Maximum Mission

SMS

Synchronous Meteorological Satellite

SOHO

Solar and Heliospheric Observatory

SSBUV

Shuttle Solar Backscatter UltraViolet (instrument)

SST

Supersonic Transport

STAAC

Systems, Technology and Advanced Concepts (directorate)

STADAN

Satellite Tracking And Data Acquisition Network

STDN

Spaceflight Tracking and Data Network

STGT

Second TDRSS Ground Terminal

STIS

Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph

STSI

Space Telescope Science Institute

SWAS

Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite

TDRSS

Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System

TIROS

Television Infrared Obwervation Satellite

TOMS

Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer

TRACE

Transition Region and Coronal Explorer

TRMM

Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission

UARS

Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite

UNEP

United Nations Environmental Program

WFF

Wallops Island Flight Facility

WSGT

White Sands Ground Terminal


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