space platform

noun
a manned artificial satellite in a fixed orbit designed for scientific research
Hypernyms: ↑satellite, ↑artificial satellite, ↑orbiter
Instance Hyponyms: ↑Salyut, ↑Skylab

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noun

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space platform or space station noun
A platform in space planned as an observatory and/or a landing stage in space travel
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Main Entry:space

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space platform,
= space station. (Cf.space station)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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