- a space probe designed to land on a planet or other solid celestial body.
Origin of lander
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In that mission, Philae follows the Deep Impact probe, which did not include a lander.Earthlings, We Landed on a Comet
Matthew R. Francis
November 12, 2014
“She wanted to give me that kind of mental time-out and let me enjoy a moment,” Lander said.Sally Menke, Tarantino's Editor, Dies
September 28, 2010
Lander saw that he must at any cost get back to the coast as quickly as possible.Celebrated Travels and Travellers
"Well, that's just the way I feel about her, and that's just what I mean to give her," said Mrs. Lander.
"I guess we did," Mrs. Lander owned at last, with a reluctant sigh.
"I wish I was going," she said, when Mrs. Lander guessed they should go, later on.
To Clementina it explained itself, but she had to explain it to Mrs. Lander.
- a spacecraft designed to land on a planet or other bodyCompare orbiter
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