Appendix E
Acronyms and Abbreviations


AIAA

American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics

ASAT

antisatellite weapon

ASEB

Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board

ASTRA

Advanced Systems, Technologies, Research, and Analysis

ATLAS

Advanced Technology Life-cycle Analysis System


CAIB

Columbia Accident Investigation Board

CEV

crew exploration vehicle

Code R

Aerospace Technology Enterprise

Code S

Space Science Enterprise

Code T

Office of Exploration Systems

Code Y

Earth Science Enterprise

COPUOS

Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space


DARPA

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DOD

Department of Defense


ESA

European Space Agency

EVA

extravehicular activity


FreedomCAR

Freedom Cooperative Automotive Research


GPS

global positioning system


HEDS

Human Exploration and Development of Space


ISS

International Space Station


JPL

Jet Propulsion Laboratory


LEO

low Earth orbit


MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NAVSEA

Naval Sea Systems Command

NMP

New Millennium Program

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPOESS

National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System



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Stepping-Stones to the Future of Space Exploration: A Workshop Report Appendix E Acronyms and Abbreviations AIAA American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics ASAT antisatellite weapon ASEB Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board ASTRA Advanced Systems, Technologies, Research, and Analysis ATLAS Advanced Technology Life-cycle Analysis System CAIB Columbia Accident Investigation Board CEV crew exploration vehicle Code R Aerospace Technology Enterprise Code S Space Science Enterprise Code T Office of Exploration Systems Code Y Earth Science Enterprise COPUOS Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DOD Department of Defense ESA European Space Agency EVA extravehicular activity FreedomCAR Freedom Cooperative Automotive Research GPS global positioning system HEDS Human Exploration and Development of Space ISS International Space Station JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory LEO low Earth orbit MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NAVSEA Naval Sea Systems Command NMP New Millennium Program NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System

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