interplanetary spacecraft

interplanetary spacecraft

[¦in·tər′plan·ə‚ter·ē ′spās‚kraft]
(aerospace engineering)
A spacecraft designed for interplanetary flight.
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December 1992 Voyagers Sail On "NASA's most famous interplanetary spacecraft recently celebrated their 15th year in space.
The Greek astrophysicist, who, since the mid 1960s, has been building instruments for interplanetary spacecraft for various space agencies, like NASA and the ESA, was in Cyprus at the invitation of the Troodos Development Company and the community of Agridia in the Limassol District to give them guidelines regarding their plans to construct an observatory in the Troodos mountains area.
This comprises the UAEs mission to Mars, where the 2020 launch of the Hope probe will make the UAE the initial Arab nation to reach the Red Planet, and Nasas Deep Space Network, a global array of radio antennas configured to bolster interplanetary spacecraft missions and render radar and radio astronomy observations to tap the solar system and universe.
Statistical testing of the Earth-orbiting and interplanetary spacecraft data showed that, over the past 40 years, the longitude of the interstellar helium wind has changed by 9.
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.
Summary: Russia's first interplanetary spacecraft since the 1980s looks increasingly likely to end in disaster as the probe's engine fails to fire.
The Deep Space Network (DSN) is the global system developed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) under contract to NASA to provide communications with interplanetary spacecraft.
Colin Paynter, chief executive of Astrium UK, says: "In the UK we are renowned for our design and manufacture of telecommunications satellites, interplanetary spacecraft and satellite services provision.
NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory provided the information on the Deep Space Network, an international network of large-dish antennas supporting interplanetary spacecraft missions.
2 tons) the second-largest interplanetary spacecraft ever launched, will travel more than 3.
The first interplanetary spacecraft launched by the United States since 1978, Magellan was sent out from the shuttle last May 4 to orbit the cloud-covered planet (SN: 5/13/89, p.
Voyager 2's near encounter with Neptune in late August provided researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) with an opportunity to demonstrate a new system designed to monitor the condition of interplanetary spacecraft and ground operations.