APAS Full Form

Meaning : Androgynous peripheral attachment system

Category : Aerospace
Sub Category : Technology

What does APAS mean or stand for ?

APAS is used on the ISS – International space station as a type of locking and docking mechanism.When a space vehicle or orbitor tries to dock and connect with the ISS,this mechanism is used to correctly seal the vehicle to the ISS in such a way that a pressurised seal is created.