GOOD TO KNOW IMPORTANT ABBREVATIONS

A
AERAerospazio Tecnologie
AIAAThe American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
ASTAdvanced Space Technologies
B
BBMBreadboard Model
C
CAConsortium Agreement
CADComputer Aided Design
CDRCritical Design Review
COTSCommercial off-the-shelf
D
DCDirect Current
DLRGerman Space Agency
DMDemonstrator Model
E
ECEuropean Commission
ECSSEuropean Cooperation for Space Standardization
EGSEElectronic Ground Support Equipment
EMAUErnst-Moritz-Arndt University
EMCElectromagnetic Compatibility
EMIElectromagnetic Interference
EORElectric Orbit Raising
EPElectric Propulsion
EPIC PSAElectric Propulsion Innovation & Competitiveness, Programme Support Activity aiming to prepare roadmaps
EPRElectric Pressure Regulator
EPSElectric Propulsion System
ESAEuropean Space Agency
ESPCEuropean Space Propulsion Conference
EUEuropean Union
F
FCUFlow Control Unit
FCVFlow Control Valve
G
GEOGeostationary satellites
GSEGround Support Equipment
GSOGeostationnary Orbit
GTOgeostationary transfer orbit
H
H2020Horizon 2020
HEMPHighly Efficient Multistage Plasma
HEMP-TISHighly Efficient Multistage Plasma – Thruster In-Orbit verification on SmallGeo
HEMPTHighly Efficient Multistage Plasma Thruster
HEMPT-NGHighly Efficient Multistage Plasma Thruster – Next Generation
HTAHEMP Thruster Assembly
HTMHEMP Thruster Module
HVHigh Voltage
HWHardware
I
IACInternational Astronautical Congress
IEPCInternational Electric Propulsion Conference
ISPSpecific Impulse (measuring efficiency of rockets and jet engines)
ISPCInternational Space Propulsion Conference
K
KPIKey Performance Indicator
L
LEARLegal Entity Appointed Representative for HORIZON 2020
LEO MAITLow Earth Orbit satellites Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration and Test
M
MEOMedium Earth Orbit satellites
N
NSSKNorth South Station Keeping
P
PDRPreliminary Design Review
PPUPower Processing Unit
PSAPressure Supply Assembly
PSCUPower Supply and Control Unit
PTTR or P/TPower To Thrust Ratio
Q
QAQuality Assurance
R
RITRadio Frequency Ion Thruster
S
SGEOSmall Geostationnary satellites
SKStation keeping
SMDSurface Mounted Device
SRCStrategic Research Cluster
SWSoftware
T
TASThales Alenia Space
THRThruster
TRLTechnology Readiness Level
TWTTraveling Wave Tube
W
WPWork Package