a space probe designed to land on a planet or other solid celestial body.
Compare orbiter.

1960–65; land + -er1 Unabridged
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lander (ˈlændə)
Compare orbiter a spacecraft designed to land on a planet or other body

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Example sentences
Here, the silver colored rasp protruding from the lander's robotic arm scoop.
For example, the location of various lunar lander platforms is supposedly known.
One could fit a tank and a lander in the shuttles cargo bay already.
Already this is influencing the planning of future surface lander missions.
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