Definition of swingby in English:

swingby

Syllabification: swing·by
Pronunciation: /ˈswiNGˌbī
 
/

noun

A change in the flight path of a spacecraft using the gravitational pull of a celestial body. Compare with slingshot.
More example sentences
  • This will be the first time lunar swingbys have been used to manipulate orbits of more than one spacecraft.
  • The current controversy concerning Cassini's upcoming Earth swingby centers on the risk of the spacecraft accidentally re-entering the Earth's atmosphere.
  • A swingby is efficient and cost-effective.

Definition of swingby in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day internecine
Pronunciation: ˌɪntəˈniːsʌɪn
adjective
destructive to both sides in a conflict