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a rocket-propelled guided missile that can escape the earth's atmosphere

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For Benton and ABLE, career highlights include the magnetometer boom for the Galileo Interplanetary Probe and, most recently, the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission mast -- the longest structure to deploy in space.
Radhakrishnan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the country's space agency, said last week: "Any interplanetary probe is complex.
He said the probe would become 'the most toxic falling satellite ever' and added "What was billed as the heaviest interplanetary probe ever may become one of the heaviest space derelicts to ever fall back to Earth out of control, an unenviable record.
This method for evaluating the sun's distance would give a greatly improved result if, for a future interplanetary probe, the Doppler observations could be extended over a larger part of a complete revolution.
It is also the biggest, most complex interplanetary probe and the most expensive, too - $3.
This feat was widely publicized as the first interplanetary probe.
While both ground-based and Earth-orbiting telescopes can take truly stunning images of Saturn, the unique perspective of an interplanetary probe offers us views that can never be seen from an earthbound vantage point.
NASA's newest interplanetary probe was launched from Florida atop a Delta II rocket on the morning of April 7th.
The space agency has not had an interplanetary probe fail completely after launch in 26 years.
Mission planners knew there would be plenty of data, for never had an interplanetary probe undertaken so vast an assignment: to map an entire world with even finer detail than is available for much of Earth.
Since its launch in 1989 this complex interplanetary probe has logged nearly 2 1/2 billion kilometers and taken in most of the sights the inner solar system has to offer.
When the interplanetary probe comes calling it will pass a scant 305 kilometers above the planet and clip the uppermost traces of our atmosphere.
As the title suggests, the book highlights 100 astrophotographs, from the first successful image of the Moon captured in the mid-19th century through the discoveries by orbiting observatories and interplanetary probes.
Prior to the development of wide-angle imaging of the inner heliosphere, signatures of such solar wind transients could only be observed within a few solar radii of the Sun, and in the vicinity of a few near-Earth and interplanetary probes making in-situ measurements of the solar wind.
Interplanetary probes, like the Curiosity rover, could be equipped with the compact sensors, which otherwise would require too much energy.