Definition of interplanetary in English:

interplanetary

adjective

  • Situated or traveling between planets.

    ‘interplanetary missions’
    • ‘I am now personally accountable for some of the solar system's interplanetary debris.’
    • ‘These flowing charged particles constitute and interact with an interplanetary magnetic field.’
    • ‘Fragments of asteroids and comets pervade interplanetary space.’
    • ‘Modern interplanetary spacecraft explore their target planets and moons with the aid of robots, and these robots are also becoming very small.’
    • ‘But on interplanetary missions, astronauts will experience this damaging radiation full force.’
    • ‘For interplanetary missions, such windows are much stricter than for satellites orbiting the Earth.’
    • ‘Parker also showed how the solar wind would carry the solar magnetic field into interplanetary space.’
    • ‘In addition, most upper stages that are used to propel systems to high orbits or even into interplanetary trajectories are also solid-fuel systems.’
    • ‘The amount and efficiency of the energy released by fusion makes it a good candidate for interplanetary travel.’
    • ‘In interplanetary space, the fast wind often collides with the slow wind.’
    • ‘If plans for interplanetary human space missions are to be realised, with a return journey of up to a couple of years, future astronauts will have to be able to act during a medical emergency.’
    • ‘However, planning interplanetary journeys is more complicated than just taking account of the distances.’
    • ‘That means interplanetary missions would no longer need to wait for a ‘shortest journey’ launch window.’
    • ‘The Judges would select a developing planet that was about to develop interplanetary travel to which to send a subject for five years.’
    • ‘The ringed world of Saturn is almost a year of interplanetary travel away.’
    • ‘The shuttle was everyone's competitor, from small low Earth orbit payloads to big interplanetary missions.’
    • ‘Orion was originally designed as an interplanetary spacecraft for missions to the Moon or Mars, but the design was adapted for interstellar travel.’
    • ‘The real payoff in present terms is the spinoff technology that will be used for future lunar and interplanetary missions.’
    • ‘Its principal responsibilities are to support interplanetary spacecraft missions and radio and radar astronomy observations.’
    • ‘Generally a spacecraft is first placed in an Earth parking orbit, and from there is given another boost to give it the appropriate interplanetary trajectory.’

Pronunciation:

interplanetary

/ˌin(t)ərˈplanəˌterē/