Definition of lander in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlandər/


A spacecraft designed to land on the surface of a planet or moon: a lunar lander Compare with orbiter.
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  • Moreover, while China has discussed developing a rudimentary space station, there is no evidence of the development of spacecraft, like landers, needed for lunar missions.
  • This capability will serve both to relay detailed findings of the instruments on the orbiter and enable data relay from other landers on the Martian surface to Earth.
  • It comprised of three different modules, and was similar in design to previous Moon landers.

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Syllabification: land·er

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