Off to one side he saw the launch crew moving into an instrumented dugout.
A few guys have tried to follow the unmanned, instrumented rockets, out to the system of Saturn.
The instrumented rockets didn't run into them, and they were too light to show clearly on radar.
late 13c., "musical instrument," from Old French instrument "means, device; musical instrument" (14c., earlier estrument, 13c.) and directly from Latin instrumentem "a tool, apparatus, furniture, dress, document," from instruere "arrange, furnish" (see instruct). Meaning "tool, implement, utensil" is early 14c. in English; meaning "written document by which formal expression is given to a legal act" is from early 15c.
instrument in·stru·ment (ĭn'strə-mənt)
A tool or implement, as for surgery.