[ UK /ˈɔːbɪtɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈɔɹbətɝ/ ]
  1. man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
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How To Use orbiter In A Sentence

  • The plan will also position the Cassini orbiter farther away during that descent.
  • They may involve several independent elements, such as orbiters, sub-satellites, landers, rovers, penetrators, airborne robots, planetary ascent vehicles or re-entry vehicles.
  • A mission involving three gliders would explore the composition and stratigraphy of the walls of Valles Marineris in ways not possible for orbiters and landers.
  • We have the disintegration of the shuttle orbiter.
  • Another issue is the recommendation of the board that investigated the 2003 disintegration of Columbia that NASA put the orbiters through an expensive "recertification" inspection if they were to fly past 2010. SplicedFeed
  • For most of the mission the orbiter will circle the Earth with the payload bay open and facing down towards the ground.
  • After the first one almost destroyed an Orbiter in orbit due to improper wiring that was never detected, and after NASA figured out that it was actually 10% more expensive than IUS it was retired with little fanfare. COTS Pick: A Sea Change? - NASA Watch
  • Comparison of the Orbiter and Lauder data permits a detailed portrait of the origin and evolution of a giant dust storm.
  • You know, an orbiter that's 20 years old that has just been through this 18 months program to refurbish, repair, refix, upgrade and modernize is not the same vehicle that went in and is clearly not something that's 20 years old. CNN Transcript Feb 3, 2003
  • Cassini has begun to transmit data from the Huygens transmitters aboard the orbiter!
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