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A space vehicle designed to land on a celestial body, such as the moon or a planet.
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(Astronautics) a spacecraft designed to land on a planet or other body. Compare orbiter
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(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.
The lander, named after the father of India's space programme Vikram Sarabhai, successfully separated from the orbiter at 1.15 pm (IST).
New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday said that Vikram Lander has successfully separated from India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter.
The monitoring team at Israel Aerospace Industries mission control in Yehud, Israel, looking at the amount of data transmitted back to earth by Beresheet, their lunar lander, was speechless for hours.
Chandrayaan-2's orbiter and lander modules will be stacked together as an integrated module and accommodated inside the GSLV MK-III launch vehicle.
Minneapolis-based Lander is proposing a mix of housing types and income levels at 2301 California St.
The lander design builds on four decades of experience engineering deep space missions, including Mars landers.
Lander Automotive supplies assembled products for the automotive industry, specialising in fluid and air transfer systems, structural assemblies and interior trim assemblies.
Eleven-year-old schoolboy Lander, who dreams of becoming a professional jump jockey one day, is raising money for the Injured Jockeys Fund and Racing Welfare by participating in a 161-mile charity walk from Newmarket to Jack Berry House, Malton, starting on July 23.

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