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service module

noun
1.
(often initial capital letters) U.S. Aerospace. the section of an Apollo spacecraft containing the principal propulsion system, electrical system, water, and other supplies.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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  • The astronauts and cosmonauts plan to deliver supplies to the service module, install a toilet, and complete some electrical work.
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service module

noun
1.
a section of an Apollo spacecraft housing the rocket engine, radar, fuel cells, etc, and jettisoned on re-entry into the earth's atmosphere See also lunar module, command module
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