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space station

n.
A structure equipped to support a human crew and designed to remain in space for an extended period and serve as a base for research, repair of satellites, or other space-related activities. All space stations built to date orbit around Earth.

space station

n
(Astronautics) any large manned artificial satellite designed to orbit the earth during a long period of time thus providing a base for scientific and medical research in space and a construction site, launch pad, and docking arrangements for spacecraft. Also called: space platform or space laboratory

space′ sta`tion


n.
a manned spacecraft or satellite orbiting the earth for an extended period of time, used for assembling and serving other spacecraft, for observation and research, etc.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.space station - a manned artificial satellite in a fixed orbit designed for scientific researchspace station - a manned artificial satellite in a fixed orbit designed for scientific research
artificial satellite, orbiter, satellite - man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
Translations
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space station

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