Definition of Space probe

1. Noun. 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.

Generic synonyms: Guided Missile
Terms within: Telemeter

Definition of Space probe

1. Noun. An unmanned space vehicle designed to voyage beyond Earth orbit ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Space Probe

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space motions
space navigation
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space of Donders
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space probe (current term)
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space reddenings
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space requests
space research

Literary usage of Space probe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Exploring the Moon and Mars: Choices for the Nation (1992)
"In order to give the European Giotto space probe the best possible chance to image the nucleus of Halley, accurate observations of both the comet and the ..."

2. Turn of the Century: 2100 by Charlie Pedersen (2007)
"asked the president "Apparently over seventy-five billion miles, 150 billion miles round trip for a space probe," replied Alyson. "Well that's far. ..."

3. Preventing the Forward Contamination of Mars by National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Preventing the Forward Contamination of Mars, National Research Council (U.S.). Space Studies Board, National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006)
"Report of the working subgroup on space probe sterilization. A Review of Space Research. Publication 1079. National Academy of Sciences. Washington. ..."

4. Expanding Access to Science and Technology: The Role of Information by Ines Wesley-Tanaskovic, Jacques Tocatlian, Kenneth H. Roberts (1994)
"... can vary from simple items like laboratory instrument manuals and catalogues to megabytes of data telemetered from a space probe millions of miles away. ..."

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