interplanetary space


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interplanetary space

[¦in·tər′plan·ə‚ter·ē ′spās]
(astronomy)
The region that extends beyond near-space away from earth to the other planets in the solar system.
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A REPORT into the disappearance of Britain's first interplanetary space mission has failed to explain what happened to the Beagle 2 probe which vanished without trace on Christmas Day.
But Prof Pillinger, who is a graduate of the chemistry department in Swansea and who designed the Beagle 2, Britain's first interplanetary space ship, says the department deserves to stay.
It will require very powerful fission, fusion, or antimatter driven rockets for rapid travel within interplanetary space.
1-4, 2000, Interball Symposium: "From solar corona through interplanetary space, into Earth's magnetosphere and ionosphere: Interball, ISTP satellites, and ground-based observations," Kiev, Ukraine.
The technologies required for the first private sector forays into interplanetary space are not the stuff of some far-off future.
Until now, interplanetary space flight had a membership of just two nations- America and Russia.
rely on SolidWorks([R]) software to help design, test, and manufacture internal systems, robotics, and structures used in space exploration applications, as well as those for earth observation, asteroid detection and interplanetary space systems.
After traveling through interplanetary space, these energetic particles of mostly protons deposit their energy in the upper atmosphere of Mars," said SEP instrument lead Davin Larson of the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley.
Based on the amount of cosmic ray exposure the meteorites experience in space, researchers believe that the rocks may have spent 5 million years in interplanetary space before they reached Earth.
These enriched ratios of heavier isotopes to lighter ones suggest the top of the atmosphere may have been lost to interplanetary space.
Ordinarily, putting a solar sail into Earth orbit is harder than sending one to interplanetary space, simply because the sail has to keep readjusting its trajectory.
For instance, within the solar system, boulders and other debris may be thrown from the Earth into interplanetary space as the result of collisions with asteroids or comets and that micro-organisms within the boulders could survive the enormous accelerations involved.