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A space vehicle designed to land on a celestial body, such as the moon or a planet.


(Astronautics) a spacecraft designed to land on a planet or other body. Compare orbiter


(ˈlæn dər)

a space probe designed to land on a planet or other solid celestial body. Compare orbiter.
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Noun1.lander - a town in central WyomingLander - a town in central Wyoming    
Equality State, WY, Wyoming - a state in the western United States; mountainous in the west and north with the Great Plains in the east
2.lander - a space vehicle that is designed to land on the moon or another planet
ballistic capsule, space vehicle, spacecraft - a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun
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It's Lander and Egan," explained his neighbour as he took his seat.
First suspected by Vomberg, who became infected with it and died, it was later isolated and studied by Stevens, Hazenfelt, Norman, and Landers.
Lander, who was joined on the trek by his father Darren, set off after racing at Stratford on Sunday and arrived at Oaksey House at lunchtime.
No matter what your individual marketing goals are - from business-to-business firms to e-commerce products - Lander helps you get landing pages that convert and Marketo makes it easier than ever to manage your customer information and ensure you follow up at the right time.
The efforts to find the lander had failed and even after using the imaging search, there was no trace of the probe.
The Chang'e 3 lander has officially moved from the design to the launch stage, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense said.
The lander will investigate whether the asteroid has a magnetic field and an exosphere, and study their characteristics.
In the valuable first half of the introduction, Lander considers the prehistory and posthistory of early modern religious polemic, while noting the way that the emergence of print and the clash of various notions of Protestantism gave rise to the lively, often vituperative, flavor of early modern religious polemic.
Instead, a Triton lander would have to use rockets to slow itself down.
Raising, showing and selling an animal teaches many skills, Lander said, including responsibility, showmanship and feed management to make sure the animal is the right weight to bring in a high bid.
At Friday's ceremony, Lander thanked the support team who helped him along the way and also recalled his former life as a heroin addict and bank robber.
NASA plans to send its largest lander to Mars as part of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission in 2009, and Sudbury's expertise in hard-rock mining could contribute some innovative technology that could play a leading role in searching for signs of life.

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