space station
noun Date: 1936 a large artificial satellite designed to be occupied for long periods and to serve as a base (as for scientific observation) — called also space platform

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  • space station — space station, adj. an orbiting manned structure that can be used for a variety of purposes, as to assemble or service satellites, refuel spacecraft, etc. Also called space platform. [1940 45] * * * Manned artificial structure designed to revolve …   Universalium

  • space station — or space platform n. a spacecraft designed to remain in orbit for a long period of time and to serve as a station from which to launch other spacecraft, as a research center, etc …   English World dictionary

  • space station — space stations N COUNT A space station is a place built for astronauts to live and work in, which is sent into space and then keeps going around the earth …   English dictionary

  • space station — space sta tion, n. a manned artificial satellite orbiting the earth designed for extended occupation and use by multiple crews in succession. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • space station — space .station n a large spacecraft that stays above the Earth and is a base for people travelling in space or for scientific tests …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • space station — space ,station noun count a laboratory in space that people can live in for long periods of time …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • space station — ► NOUN ▪ a large artificial satellite used as a long term base for manned operations in space …   English terms dictionary

  • Space station — The International Space Station in May 2011 A space station (or orbital station) is a spacecraft capable of supporting a crew which is designed to remain in space (most commonly in low Earth orbit) for an extended period of time, and to which… …   Wikipedia

  • space station — noun a manned artificial satellite in a fixed orbit designed for scientific research • Syn: ↑space platform, ↑space laboratory • Hypernyms: ↑satellite, ↑artificial satellite, ↑orbiter • Instance Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • space station — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms space station : singular space station plural space stations a laboratory in space that people can live in for long periods of time …   English dictionary

  • space station — noun (C) a large spacecraft that stays above the Earth and is a base for people travelling in space or for scientific tests: Mir, the Soviet space station orbiting earth …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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