Definitions

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  • adjective Revolving about or surrounding the moon.

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  • adjective Surrounding, or travelling around the moon

Etymologies

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circum- +‎ lunar

Examples

  • I bet they would allow another tourist flight if someone coughed up the $100 million for a circumlunar flight that they've proposed.

    Replacing Soyuz - NASA Watch

  • China's first lunar probe, Chang'e-1, successfully completed its first braking at perilune and entered the moon's orbit Monday morning, becoming China's first circumlunar satellite.

    Asia Now Controls Lunar Orbit - NASA Watch

  • China's first lunar probe, Chang'e-1, successfully completed its first braking at perilune and entered the moon's orbit Monday morning, becoming China's first circumlunar satellite.

    NASA Watch: November 2007 Archives

  • Roger Launius, senior curator for the Division of Space History at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C said "Learning what China needs to know about conducting a lunar trip, probably a circumlunar trip, on three missions seems a bit thin to me," Launius told SPACE.com.

    Tortoise and Hare - the Chinese Space Programme

  • It's a near-term market; we can service it now, from $100,000 suborbital flights to $100 million circumlunar flights, and we can reinvest our profits into building better and better transportation systems, and those same transportation systems 50 to 100 years from now will enable us to open up, to develop space.

    ERIC ANDERSON

  • China's first lunar probe, Chang'e-1, successfully completed its first braking at perilune and entered the moon's orbit Monday morning, becoming China's first circumlunar satellite.

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: November 2007 Archives

  • A service module, providing propulsion, electricity, radio, and other equipment would add at least 1,800 kg to this mass for the circumlunar mission.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • We're in negotiations now with probably the first two people who will participate on the first private circumlunar mission.

    CNN Transcript Sep 21, 2006

  • The beauty of it is we use the same technology, the same Soyuz spacecraft, a same ten-day visit to the space station, and we simply launch an extra fuel module to give it enough boost to do a circumlunar mission on the last part of the flight.

    CNN Transcript Sep 21, 2006

  • A service module, providing propulsion, electricity, radio, and other equipment would add at least 1,800 kg to this mass for the circumlunar mission.

    The CEV SNAFU

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