androgynous docking system

androgynous docking system

[an‚dräj·ə·nəs ′däk·iŋ ‚sis·təm]
(aerospace engineering)
A docking system that uses the principle of reverse symmetry to allow the mechanical linkage of otherwise dissimilar spacecraft.
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