interplanetary spacecraft

interplanetary spacecraft

[¦in·tər′plan·ə‚ter·ē ′spās‚kraft]
(aerospace engineering)
A spacecraft designed for interplanetary flight.
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For this reason the spacecraft is equipped with solar arrays with a total surface of 85 m-2, the largest ever built for any interplanetary spacecraft.
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-- SpaceX is laying off 10 percent of its roughly 6,000 workers, saying it needs to get leaner so it can succeed in enormous projects such as creating an interplanetary spacecraft. The Los Angeles Times reported that the cuts were announced Friday in an email to employees of the Hawthorne, California-based company.
Lockheed Martin said it "will apply its expertise in interplanetary spacecraft to a new program designed to deliver commercial payloads to the surface of the Moon" after NASA announced they have selected Lockheed Martin's McCandless Lunar Lander to provide payload delivery services as part of the agency's Commercial Lunar Payload Services contract.
Unlike any other interplanetary spacecraft in history, BepiColombo carries a futuristic ion electric propulsion drive, designed and built in the UK.
The Canadian astronaut was on hand for last week's final tests in the southwestern US desert of the Orion interplanetary spacecraft, designed as he said to "will bring humans back to the moon in the next few years."
Al Ahbabi went on to discuss the importance of the UAE's mission to Mars, saying: "Scheduled to launch in 2020, the Mars Hope Probe will be the Arab world's first interplanetary spacecraft to be developed.
interplanetary spacecraft to be launched over the Pacific.
* December 1992 Voyagers Sail On "NASA's most famous interplanetary spacecraft recently celebrated their 15th year in space.
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The monster tempest, which extended north-south approximately 9,000 miles (15,000 kilometers), is the largest seen on Saturn in the past two decades and is the largest by far ever observed on the planet from an interplanetary spacecraft. On the same day that Cassini's high-resolution