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space probe

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noun
  1. Aerospace. an unmanned spacecraft designed to explore the solar system and transmit data back to earth.
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Origin of space probe

First recorded in 1955–60
Also called probe.
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space probe

noun
  1. 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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