What is spacecraft?

Spacecraft

A spacecraft (or spaceship) is a vehicle, vessel or machine designed to fly in space. Spacecraft are used for a variety of purposes, including communications, earth observation, meteorology, navigation, planetary exploration and transportation of humans and cargo.

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Some articles on spacecraft:

Spacecraft - Subsystems
... A spacecraft system comprises various subsystems, dependent upon mission profile ... Spacecraft subsystems comprise the spacecraft "bus" and may include attitude determination and control (variously called ADAC, ADC or ACS), guidance, navigation and control (GNC or GN C ... Life support Spacecraft intended for human spaceflight must also include a life support system for the crew ...
Taelon - Spacecraft
... Taelons use the same bioslurry for the construction of most of their spacecraft as they do for the construction of their buildings ... While most Taelon spacecraft, such as their shuttles and cruisers, are created from the same material as their embassies, there is a notable exception in the Taelon Mothership ...
TKS (spacecraft) - Missions - TKS-1 (Kosmos 929)
929 was the first flight of a "complete" TKS spacecraft (VA spacecraft with FGB), launched on July 17, 1977 – it was a "solo" test flight and was not destined for a Salyut space station ... The remainder of the spacecraft – the FGB – deorbited on February 2, 1978 ...
TKS (spacecraft) - Missions - VA Spacecraft Test Flights
... Four flights with eight VA spacecraft without an FGB module were conducted to speed up the development of the TKS spacecraft Orbital test of a pair of two VA spacecraft Kosmos 881 and Kosmos ... forty seconds into the flight on a suborbital test of two VA spacecraft ... On 1978-03-30 pair of two VA spacecraft Kosmos 997 and Kosmos 998 started jointly and reentered separately On 1979-05-23 pair of two VA spacecraft Kosmos 1100 and Kosmos 1101 that started ...
USA-165
... Satellite System-11) is a small, washing-machine-sized, low-cost spacecraft developed by the U.S ... it would approach, investigate, and photograph other spacecraft in Earth orbit ... The spacecraft was also designed to test systems that would allow the spacecraft to maneuver autonomously ...