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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.
Unemployed Lander, from Sandwell, had been staying at Mr Groves' home in Thompson Road, Langley for several months and the two would often take drugs together.
On March 14, the orbiter and lander took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
After coming to rest in the shadows when it landed on a comet in November, Philae woke up in June as the comet approached the sun, giving scientists hope that the lander could complete some experiments that it had not done before its solar-powered batteries ran out.
Less than a week after his trial, Lander walked into an Aberdeen takeaway, distracted the staff and stole a collection tin for child cancer victims.
Kenny Lander, 26, is still at RiverBend in critical condition.
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.
Chapters alternate between the voices of Miranda and Lander, and the difference in each voice is very striking.
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.
Fred's is an ideal partner for us as they are known for offering great-quality products at value-based prices, two qualities that have long been associated with the Lander brand"

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