Satellite Technology Glossary

Satellite Technology Glossary

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There are 163 names in this directory beginning with the letter M.
M bit/s OR MB/s OR Mbps
Megabits per second

M or m
M Mega/Million

m_
Square meter

mA OR MA
mA Milliampere

MAC
Multiplexed Analogue Components

MAD
Monitoring and Diagnostic Unit

MAG
Magnitude

MAGE
Mechanical Aerospace Ground Equipment

MAP
Middle Atmosphere Component

MAPS
Measurement of Pollution from Satellite

MARECS
Maritime Experimental Comsat System (ESA) (formerly MAROTS)

MARISAT
Maritime Satellite System (USA)

MAS
Multi-Administration (satellite) System

maser OR MASER
Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

MAWG
Mutual Aid Working Group

MAXIT
Maximum Interference Threshold

MB
Metric Burst

MBA
Multiple Beam Antenna

MBB
Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm (Germany)

MBC
Miniature beryllia circuit

MBPC
Multiple Burst Per Carrier

MBps
Megabits Per Second

MBPT
Multiple Burst Per Transponder (or Transmitter)

MBTA
Multiple Beam Torus Antenna

MBTP
Master Burst Time Plan

MC
Maintenance Center

MCC
Master Control Console

MCE
Motor Control Electronics

MCH
Map Change Handler

MCLF
Multichannel Loading Factor

MCPC
Multiple Channels Per Carrier

MCS
Maritime Communications Subsystem

MCU
Monitor and Control Unit

MCVFT
Multichannel Voice Frequency Telegraphy

MCW
Memory Control Word

MD
Multi-Destinational

MDA
Mechanically Despun Antenna

MDE
Motor Drive Electronics

MDF
Main Distribution Frame

MDFD
Multi-Destination Full Duplex

MDHD
Multi-Destination Half Duplex

MDS
Minimum Discernible Signal

MDTA
Modulatdor-Demodulator Translator Assembly

MDUS
Medium Data Utilization Station (Australia)

ME
Managed Element

MECH
Mechanism

MECO
Main Engine Cutoff

Mega
Million

MELCO
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan)

MEM
Memory

MEOP
Maximum Expected Operating Pressure

MESH
Matra-ERNO-SAAB-Hawker Siddeley Dynamics Aerospace Consortium

MET
Mission Elapsed Time

Meteor
Meteorological Satellite (Russian Federation)

Metro Ethernet
A network in which the customer interface is Ethernet based, and is typically offered in a metropolitan area versus over a wide area

METSTAT
Meteorological Satellite

mf OR MF
MF Medium Frequencies (Band 6)

MFC
Compelled Multifrequency Signaling

MFR
Manufacturer

MFS
Magnetic field strength

mg OR MG
mg Milligram

MGC
Multigroup Controller

mH
Millihenry

MHD
Magnetohydro-dynamics

MHz
Megahertz (one million cycles per second)

MIC
Microwave Integrated Circuit

MIFR
Master International Frequency Register (record of frequency assignments maintained by the IFRB) (ITU)

MIL-STD
Military Standards

MINIT
Minimum Interference Threshold

MIOS
Modular Input-Output System

MIP
Master Index Pulse

MIPR
Master Index Pulse Reference

MIPRG
Master Index Pulse Reference Generator

MIS
Management Integrated System

MJD
Modified Julian Date

MKS
Meters, Kilograms, and Seconds

ML
Mean Life

MLA
Microwave link Analyzer

MLI
Multilayer Insulation

MLO
Master Local Oscillator

MLS
Microwave Landing System

mm
Millimeter

MMASK
Multitone MASK

MMH
Monomeghyl Hydrazine

mmHg
Millimeter of mercury

MMIC
Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit

MML
Man-Machine Language

MMS
Maritime Mobile Service

MMSS
Maritime Mobile Satellite Services

MMV
Multimission Modular Vehicle

MMW
Millimeter Wave

MNRU
Modulated Noise Reference Unit

MNVR
Maneuver

MOC
Management Observation and Conference Room

MOD
Microwave Oscillator Diode

Mod or MOD
Modulator

modem OR MODEM
Modulator

MOF
Maximum Observed Frequency

MOI
Minutes of Inertia

MOL or mol
MOL Manned Orbital Laboratory

MON
Monitoring Station

mono
Monostable

MOPT
Mean One-way Propagation Time

MORE
Maritime system (Russian Federation)

Morelos
Domestic satellite system (formerly Ilhuicahua - Mexico)

MOS
Metal Oxide semiconductor

MOSFET
Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor

MOST
Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Transistor

MOU
Memorandum Of Understanding

MPA
Medium Power Amplifier

MPEG
Moving Picture Experts Group

MPLS
Multi-Protocol Label Switching

MPLS Label
A short, fixed-length identifier that is used to determine the forwarding parameters of a packet on an MPLS network

MPM
Multilateral Planning Meeting

MPOD
Monopod

MPRS
Master Primary Reference Station

MPRT
Master Primary Reference Terminal

MPSK
Multiple-Phase Shift-Keying

MPU
Microprocessing Unit

MRB
Materials Review Board

MRIR
Medium Resolution Infrared Radiometer

MRR
Manufacturing Readiness Review

MRS
Minimum Residual Shutdown

ms OR mS
ms Millisecond

MSA
Metropolitan Statistical Area

MSAT
Canadian Mobile Satellite System

MSB
Most Significant Bit

MSC
Management Services Contract(or)

MSD
Most Significant Digit

MSED
Minimum Signal Element Duration

MSFN
Manned Space Flight Network

MSI
Medium-Scale Integration

MSK
Minimum Shift Keying

msl
Minimum Sea Level

MSM
Microwave Switch Matrix

MSR
Multifrequency Signal Register

MSS
Mobile Satellite Service

MSSF
Mate Scanner Stop Failure

MST
Mixed Simulation Tests

MSU
Maintenance Signal Unit

MSW
Microwave Spectrometer

MTBF
Mean Time Before/Between Failures

MTC
Main Trunk Circuit (WMO)

MTF
Modulation Transfer Function

MTP
Master/Motor Burst Time Plan

MTR
Motor

MTS
Message Telecommunications/Telephony Service

MTTF
Mean Time To Failure

MTTR
Mean Time To Restore/Repair

MTU
Magnetic Tape Unit

MU
Multi-Destination Unidirectional

MUF
Maximum Usable Frequency

MUL
Multi-use

MULT
Multiple

Multicast
A network technology for transmission of data files from a single source to multiple destinations efficiently, without duplicate use of bandwidth on the network. Contrast with Unicast

MUM
Multi-Unit Message

MUSE
Monitor of Ultraviolet Solar Energy

Mux OR MUX
Multiplexer

mV
Millivolt

MVBR
Multivibrator

MW or mW
MW Microwatt

MWA
Momentum Wheel Assembly

Mykotronx
(MYKO) A type of Ground Encryption Unit