In the question How far away can spacecraft be seen with an optical telescope? I used
...Apollo 14 CM & LEM and the Saturn IV B..."
for lack of better words. Unlike some people I (don't) have the best words.
What is a better way to say "Apollo 14 CM & LEM"? Is there a one word name for those two spacecraft when they are connected, traveling and maneuvering in space together as a single unit?
For example, I think we can say Soyuz spacecraft to refer to all three components when they are connected, and Soyuz capsule for the unit containing astronauts returning to Earth.
But if I said Apollo spacecraft it might refer to either the CM, LEM, or both when connected. I'm looking for a term that refers exclusively to the connected pair.