space vehicle

Definitions of space vehicle
  1. noun
    a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun
    synonyms: ballistic capsule, spacecraft
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    lander
    a space vehicle that is designed to land on the moon or another planet
    LEM, lunar excursion module, lunar module
    a spacecraft that carries astronauts from the command module to the surface of the moon and back
    capsule, space capsule
    a spacecraft designed to transport people and support human life in outer space
    space shuttle
    a reusable spacecraft with wings for a controlled descent through the Earth's atmosphere
    spaceship, starship
    a spacecraft designed to carry a crew into interstellar space (especially in science fiction)
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    craft
    a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space
    artificial satellite, orbiter, satellite
    man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
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