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space probe

n.
A spacecraft carrying instruments intended for use in exploration of the physical properties of outer space or celestial bodies other than Earth.
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space probe

n
(Astronautics) a vehicle, such as a satellite, equipped to obtain scientific information, normally transmitted back to earth by radio, about the atmosphere, surface, and temperature of a planet, conditions in space, etc
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space′ probe`


n.
an unmanned spacecraft designed to explore the solar system and transmit data back to earth.
[1955–60]
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Noun1.space probe - a rocket-propelled guided missile that can escape the earth's atmospherespace probe - a rocket-propelled guided missile that can escape the earth's atmosphere; makes observations of the solar system that cannot be made by terrestrial observation
guided missile - a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
telemeter - any scientific instrument for observing events at a distance and transmitting the information back to the observer
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Other key features of the interplanetary probe include state-of-the-art spectrometers and imagers that will capture crucial information on the Martian atmosphere and climate.
In 1962, America's first interplanetary probe, Mariner 1, was launched on a mission to observe Venus.
India's first interplanetary probe, Mars Orbiter Spacecraft covered half of its total distance to Mars from the Earth on 09 April 2014 at 9:50 am IST and is currently in its designated helio-centric trajectory.
"What was billed as the heaviest interplanetary probe ever may become one of the heaviest space derelicts to ever fall back to Earth out of control."
An engineer for an interplanetary probe launch mission, for example, uses Mathematica to perform risk assessment by investigating all combinations of launch accidents that could potentially release hazardous materials into the environment.
India's first interplanetary probe, Mars Orbiter Spacecraft in its mission to enter the red planet-Mars, has sucessfully completed 100 days in space on Wednesday (12 February 2014).
New Delhi, Jan 20 ( ANI ): The loss of China's first interplanetary probe, attached to an ill-fated Russian spacecraft, has cost scientists the chance to conduct breakthrough research on Mars, according to a top scientist.
The rocket with the first Mariner interplanetary probe on board veered off course just minutes after take-off because its radio guidance system failed.
The interplanetary probe mysteriously disappeared yesterday just as it reached its goal at the end of a nine-month journey.
Radhakrishnan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the country's space agency, said last week: "Any interplanetary probe is complex.

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