space-based adj.

based in outer space

  • 1956 I. Asimov Naked Sun in Astounding Science Fiction Nov. 113/1 page image Isaac Asimov bibliography

    Try getting rid of me against my will and you'll be looking down the throats of space-based artillery.

  • 1957 ‘J. Christopher’ Occupational Risk in Science Fiction Stories Jan. 111/1 page image John Christopher bibliography

    One small detail. I don’t need to remind you of it, but it’s the routine. While you are space-based, no children.

  • 1965 G. R. Dickson Ounce of Emotion in Worlds of If Oct. 107/1 page image Gordon R. Dickson bibliography

    His throat ached and was dry as some seared and cindered landscape of Earth might one day be after the lashing of a Chedal spaced-based weapon.

  • 1993 Science Fiction Age May 26/1 page image

    It’s time to turn our economy away from being fueled by the military-industrial complex…to being fueled by a space-based economy.

  • 2016 SFX (#273) June 21/1 page image

    Samara escapes from the space-based prison Tartarus.

Research requirements

antedating 1956

Earliest cite

Isaac Asimov, "The Naked Sun," in Astounding

Research History
Frad Galvin submitted a 1957 cite from "Occupational Risk" by John Christopher (pseudonym of Samuel Christopher Youd)

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