Meaning : Androgynous peripheral docking system
Category : Aerospace
Sub Category : Technology
What does APDS mean or stand for ?
The APDS is a type of locking and docking system that is used in the space stations .There are several docking ports on the ISS and when an orbitor or space vehicle wants to dock with the ISS,a pressurized seal is created between the clamps on the orbitor and also on the ISS.This creates a safe environment for the occupants of the orbitor to open the hatch and exit the space vehicle.