ballistic capsule


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Noun1.ballistic capsule - a craft capable of traveling in outer spaceballistic capsule - a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun
cabin - the enclosed compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft where passengers are carried
craft - a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space
heat shield - a protective covering that protects a spacecraft from overheating on reentry
inertial guidance system, inertial navigation system - a system to control a plane or spacecraft; uses inertial forces
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
module - detachable compartment of a spacecraft
artificial satellite, orbiter, satellite - man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
space capsule, 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)