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a space probe designed to orbit a planetary body: The orbiter will land shortly.
Not to be confused with:
arbiter – a person empowered to judge or make determinations: She will act as arbiter in the dispute.
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One that orbits, especially a spacecraft that orbits a celestial body.
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(Aeronautics) a spacecraft or satellite designed to orbit a planet or other body without landing on it. Compare lander
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or•bit•er(ˈɔr bɪ tər)
1. a space probe designed to orbit a planetary body or moon.
2. the crew- and payload-carrying component of a space shuttle.
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|Noun||1.||orbiter - man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon|
astronomy satellite - a satellite equipped with a telescope to observe infrared radiation
communications satellite - an artificial satellite that relays signals back to earth; moves in a geostationary orbit
equipment - an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
solar array, solar battery, solar panel - electrical device consisting of a large array of connected solar cells
ballistic capsule, space vehicle, spacecraft - a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun
space laboratory, space platform, space station - a manned artificial satellite in a fixed orbit designed for scientific research
sputnik - a Russian artificial satellite; "Sputnik was the first man-made satellite to orbit the earth"
spy satellite - a satellite with sensors to detect nuclear explosions
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orbiter[ˈɔːbɪtəʳ] N (Space) → orbitador m
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n (Space) → Orbiter m, → Raumflugkörper m
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