Recent Examples of orbiter from the Web
Humans have spent decades sending robotic missions to other planets, leaving orbiters and dropping landers along the way.
Lately, NASA's Cassini orbiter has been delivering some stunning photos from its trips around Saturn, but that's not the only fancy camera floating around a nearby planet.
Those are some early findings of scientists working on NASA’s Juno mission, an orbiter that arrived at Jupiter last July.
The MRO has been in orbit since 2005 and won't last forever, so eventually a new orbiter will be needed to support future missions to Mars.
The accident occurred during a nitrogen purge of the orbiter.
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First Known Use of orbiter
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Definition of orbiter for English Language Learners
: a vehicle or device that travels around a planet or moon in space
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