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USP may refer to:

Governmental institutions:
  • Unité Spéciale de la Police, a special unit of the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Police
  • United States Penitentiary, a high-security type of facility within the U.S. federal prison system
  • Utah State Prison, located in Draper, Utah, United States
In math and science:
  • Ultraspiracle protein, a part of the ecdysone receptor
  • Universal stress protein, a protein superfamily
  • USp (2n), a symplectic group in the mathematics of group theory
In technology:
  • United States patent
  • Heckler & Koch USP pistol
  • Ultrashort pulse laser, a laser that emits ultrashort pulses of light, generally of the order of femtoseconds to hundreds of femtoseconds
  • Universal Storage Platform, brand name for a Hitachi Data Systems line of enterprise storage arrays
  • Unified shader processors, used in GPUs
  • USP (Victoria), a Russian satellite bus
  • University of São Paulo, a public university in Brazil
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, United States
  • University of the South Pacific, a public university with a number of locations in Oceania
  • University of Southeastern Philippines, an educational institution in Mindanao, Philippines
  • University of Southern Philippines Foundation, an educational institution in Cebu, Philippines
  • University Scholars Program, a scholarly community at Duke University in the United States
Other uses:
  • Unified settlement planning, a form of holistic planning model in India
  • Unique selling proposition, a marketing concept proposed in the 1940s to explain a pattern among successful advertising campaigns
  • United States Pharmacopeia, the official standards authority for medicines and other healthcare products manufactured or sold in the United States
    • United States Pharmacopeia unit (USP unit), a standard dosage unit for drugs and supplements, equal in most cases to the international unit
  • Urs Samyuktha Paksha, an Indian political party
  • Useful space principle, a principle of bridge bidding
  • USS Saint Paul, the name of more than one U.S. Navy ship
  • Uttama Seva Padakkama, a military decoration in Sri Lanka
  • Uspantek language (ISO 639 code: usp), a Mayan language
USP (satellite bus)

The USP, for Universal Space Platform ( Russian: ), also known as Viktoria , is a highly flexible satellite bus designed and manufactured by RSC Energia. It is called universal because it has been designed to be operated from LEO to GEO. It is a three axis stabilized platform with electric propulsion for station keeping, but chemical propellant is offered as an option. The bus can offer up to 3000 W of power and a payload capacity up to for Low Earth orbit or HEO an up to for geostationary orbit.

The platform is designed for direct orbital injection, and thus lacks orbit raising propulsion. It does however, support dual launching on Proton-M, which can enable cheap launching, or the use of smaller vehicles like the Soyuz-2.1b/ Fregat-M or even the Dnepr for low energy orbits.