ballistic capsule

ballistic capsule
a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun
Syn: ↑spacecraft, ↑space vehicle
Hypernyms: ↑craft, ↑satellite, ↑artificial satellite, ↑orbiter

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