Aerospace. an unmanned spacecraft designed to explore the solar system and transmit data back to earth.
- Also called probe.
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How to use space probe in a sentence
A space probe on its way to orbit Mercury just sent home a spooky selfie with Venus, captured during a flyby of the second planet from the sun.A probe destined for Mercury ended up rubbernecking Venus | Lauren Leffer | August 11, 2021 | Popular-Science
Last week, the US space agency tapped the company’s Falcon Heavy rocket to launch a space probe to one of Jupiter’s moons, Europa, in 2024.SpaceX just saved NASA $500 million with one rocket | Tim Fernholz | July 29, 2021 | Quartz
To navigate the solar system today, space probes listen for signals from antennas on Earth and then bounce those signals back.An atomic clock that could revolutionize space travel just passed its first test | Maria Temming | June 30, 2021 | Science News
Exactly what space probe sat in the lumber yard that night is still unclear.Lunik: Inside the CIA’s audacious plot to steal a Soviet satellite | Bobbie Johnson | January 28, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
British Dictionary definitions for space probe
a vehicle, such as a satellite, equipped to obtain scientific information, normally transmitted back to earth by radio, about the atmosphere, surface, and temperature of a planet, conditions in space, etc
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