orbiter orbiter  /ˈɔr bə tər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Either Scobee or Smith could fire bolts that would release the orbiter from its external fuel tank and two booster rockets.
  2. For reasons yet to be explained, five Rockwell International technicians removed an access panel and entered a rear section of the orbiter above the engine.
  3. If all goes well, five more flights with the unmanned orbiter will follow.

News

  1. Odd Martian Thermal Rhythm

    Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found that temperatures in the Martian atmosphere regularly rise and fall not just once each day, but twice. "We see a temperature maximum in the middle of the day, but we also see a temperature maximum a little after midnight," said Armin Kleinboehl of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., who is the lead author of a new ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Environmental News Network

  2. Mars water-ice clouds hold key to odd thermal rhythm

    Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found that temperatures in the Martian atmosphere regularly rise and fall not just once each day, but twice. read more        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: TG Daily

  3. Mars water-ice clouds are key to odd thermal rhythm

    Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found that temperatures in the Martian atmosphere regularly rise and fall not just once each day, but twice.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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