noun \ˈmas-ˌkän\

Definition of MASCON

:  any of the high-density regions below the surface of lunar maria that are held to perturb the motion of spacecraft in lunar orbit

Origin of MASCON

2mass + concentration
First Known Use: 1968


Next Word in the Dictionary: mascot
Previous Word in the Dictionary: mascarpone
All Words Near: mascon

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up mascon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More