Space Logistics Definitions
The current definition of Space Logistics as approved by the SLTC is:
The theory and practice of driving space system design for operability and managing the flow of materiel, services, and information needed throughout the system lifecycle.
- EEO: Earth Equatorial Orbit
- EML1: Earth-Moon Lagrange point 1
- EPO: Earth Polar Orbit
- ESL2: Earth-Sun Lagrange point 2
- ISS: International Space Station
- LEO: Lunar Equatorial Orbit
- LPO: Lunar Polar Orbit
- MEO: Mars Equatorial Orbit
- MPO: Mars Polar Orbit
- Space logistics: The art and science of managing the flow of materiel needed to support space operations.
- Fuel depot: An in-space or surface space logistics node dedicated to propellant storage.
- Logistics vehicle: A vehicle dedicated primarily to the movement of materiel between logistics nodes, such as the Space Shuttle, Progress, or ESA ATV.
- Maintenance: Scheduled removal, rurbishment, replacement and upgrades.
- Repair: Unscheduled remediation of equipment failures.
- Space infrastructure: A network of surface and in-space nodes and arcs populated by space stations, surface bases and fuel depots, and the transportation systems that connect them.
- Space station: An in-space node of a space logistics network.
- Supply chain management: Distribution and inventory control of consumables, construction supplies and spares.
- Surface base: A space logistics network node located on a planet, moon or asteroid.