Calibration refers to the process of adjusting and verifying the accuracy and precision of equipment or systems. Calibration is an important part of the operation and maintenance of aerospace systems, as it helps to ensure that they are performing to their specified standards and specifications.
In the aerospace context, "Callisto" usually refers to one of the moons of the planet Jupiter. Callisto is the fourth-largest moon of Jupiter and the second-largest of the Galilean moons, a group of four large moons that orbit Jupiter and were discovered by the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei in 1610. Callisto is named after one of the lovers of Zeus in Greek mythology.
Capacitor in the space industry context refers to an essential electronic component used to store and manage electrical energy in spacecraft, satellites, and various space systems. Capacitors play a crucial role in ensuring stable and reliable operation of electrical circuits, energy storage, and power distribution in the challenging environment of space.
In the aerospace context, Cassini refers to a spacecraft that was launched by NASA, in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency (ASI), to study the planet Saturn and its system, including its rings, moons, and magnetosphere. The mission was named after the Italian-French astronomer Giovanni Cassini, who discovered four of Saturn's moons and the division now known as the Cassini Division in Saturn's rings.
A celestial pole are two points in which the extended axis of the earth cuts the celestial sphere and about which the stars seem to revolve. A celestial sphere is an imaginary spherical shell formed by the sky represented as an infinite sphere. The observer’s position is the given center of the sphere.
A ceramic is any of the various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing an inorganic, nonmetallic material, such as clay, at a high temperature. Common examples are earthenware, porcelain, and brick. In the aerospace context, ceramics are a class of materials that are characterized by their high hardness, strength, and chemical stability.
Cessna is a brand of aircraft that is manufactured by the Cessna Aircraft Company, which is a subsidiary of Textron Aviation. Cessna is known for producing a wide range of small, single-engine aircraft, including small single-engine piston-powered aircraft, twin-engine piston-powered aircraft, and small turboprop-powered aircraft.
In the aerospace context, Challenger refers to the Space Shuttle Challenger, which was one of the five orbiters that were built as part of NASA's Space Shuttle program. The Challenger was first launched on April 4, 1983, and it conducted a total of ten missions before its tragic destruction on January 28, 1986, during its 11th mission, STS-51-L, in which all seven crew members were killed.