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Definitions for spacecraft
ˈspeɪsˌkræft, -ˌkrɑftspace·craft

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spacecraft, ballistic capsule, space vehiclenoun

    a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun

GCIDE

  1. spacecraftnoun

    a vehicle capable of travelling in or into outer space; at present, all such vehicles are powered by rocket engine.

Wiktionary

  1. spacecraftnoun

    A vehicle that travels through space.

Wikipedia

  1. Spacecraft

    A spacecraft is a vehicle or machine designed to fly in outer space. A type of artificial satellite, spacecraft are used for a variety of purposes, including communications, Earth observation, meteorology, navigation, space colonization, planetary exploration, and transportation of humans and cargo. All spacecraft except single-stage-to-orbit vehicles cannot get into space on their own, and require a launch vehicle (carrier rocket). On a sub-orbital spaceflight, a space vehicle enters space and then returns to the surface without having gained sufficient energy or velocity to make a full Earth orbit. For orbital spaceflights, spacecraft enter closed orbits around the Earth or around other celestial bodies. Spacecraft used for human spaceflight carry people on board as crew or passengers from start or on orbit (space stations) only, whereas those used for robotic space missions operate either autonomously or telerobotically. Robotic spacecraft used to support scientific research are space probes. Robotic spacecraft that remain in orbit around a planetary body are artificial satellites. To date, only a handful of interstellar probes, such as Pioneer 10 and 11, Voyager 1 and 2, and New Horizons, are on trajectories that leave the Solar System. Orbital spacecraft may be recoverable or not. Most are not. Recoverable spacecraft may be subdivided by a method of reentry to Earth into non-winged space capsules and winged spaceplanes. Recoverable spacecraft may be reusable (can be launched again or several times, like the SpaceX Dragon and the Space Shuttle orbiters) or expendable (like the Soyuz). In recent years, more space agencies are tending towards reusable spacecraft. Humanity has achieved space flight, but only a few nations have the technology for orbital launches: Russia (RSA or "Roscosmos"), the United States (NASA), the member states of the European Space Agency (ESA), Japan (JAXA), China (CNSA), India (ISRO), Taiwan National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, Taiwan National Space Organization (NSPO), Israel (ISA), Iran (ISA), and North Korea (NADA). In addition, several private companies have developed or are developing the technology for orbital launches independently from government agencies. The most prominent examples of such companies are SpaceX and Blue Origin.

ChatGPT

  1. spacecraft

    A spacecraft is a vehicle or device designed and constructed for travel or operation in outer space. This may include satellites, space probes, space shuttles, space stations, and other types of vehicles equipped with the technology necessary to withstand the conditions of space, perform specific tasks, and often remotely controlled or automated. These could be used for a variety of purposes including research, exploration, communication or navigation.

Wikidata

  1. Spacecraft

    A spacecraft is a vehicle, vessel or machine designed to fly in outer space. Spacecraft are used for a variety of purposes, including communications, earth observation, meteorology, navigation, planetary exploration and transportation of humans and cargo. On a sub-orbital spaceflight, a spacecraft enters space and then returns to the surface, without having gone into an orbit. For orbital spaceflights, spacecraft enter closed orbits around the Earth or around other celestial bodies. Spacecraft used for human spaceflight carry people on board as crew or passengers from start or on orbit only, while those used for robotic space missions operate either autonomously or telerobotically. Robotic spacecraft used to support scientific research are space probes. Robotic spacecraft that remain in orbit around a planetary body are artificial satellites. Only a handful of interstellar probes, such as Pioneer 10 and 11, Voyager 1 and 2, and New Horizons, are currently on trajectories that leave our Solar System. Orbital spacecraft may be recoverable or not. By method of reentry to Earth they may be divided in non-winged space capsules and winged spaceplanes. Currently, only twenty-four nations have spaceflight technology: Russia, the United States, the member states of the European Space Agency, the People's Republic of China, Japan, and India.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Spacecraft

    Devices, manned and unmanned, which are designed to be placed into an orbit about the Earth or into a trajectory to another celestial body. (NASA Thesaurus, 1988)

CrunchBase

  1. SpaceCraft

    SpaceCraft provides web-based software for small business owners to create and manage websites. Built with responsive and adaptive technologies, the websites work across devices including mobile phones, tablets, and PCs. Founded in 2010 by Adam Moore and Jeff Williams, SpaceCraft is based in Austin, Texas. For more information and to request a beta invite, visit http://gospacecraft.com.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spacecraft in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spacecraft in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of spacecraft in a Sentence

  1. Quinn Morley:

    The analysis of clouds, lakes, and shorelines allows us to attack the search for life in three unique ways with one spacecraft.

  2. Michael Watkins:

    We specialize in spacecraft, not medical-device manufacturing, but excellent engineering, rigorous testing and rapid prototyping are some of our specialties. When people at JPL realized they might have what it takes to support the medical community and the broader community, they felt it was their duty to share their ingenuity, expertise and drive.

  3. Dante Lauretta:

    We have to upgrade the autonomous guidance system on the spacecraft, so it can be a lot smarter and guide us into that smaller region.

  4. Dustin Gohmert:

    You can almost think of it as a personalized spacecraft -- a secondary but much more personalized spacecraft that protects the crew member, provides them pressure, oxygen, cooling and any other life-sustaining functions that are needed.

  5. Michael Moreau:

    It's hard to put into words how exciting it was to receive confirmation that the spacecraft successfully touched the surface and fired one of the gas bottles, our first indication of whether we were successful in collecting a sample will come on October 21 when we downlink the back-away movie from the spacecraft.

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