the surface of a planet; a base or other installation on a planet
The 1979 quot. could be adverbial.
A sixty-foot rectangular building of steel, one story high, resting upside down with the planet[-]side to the sky.]
Pattern for Conquest in Astounding Science-Fiction May 152/1
Completing the members of the expedition was another trio chosen to act as general crew, medical and commissary men while in flight, and as a trained explorer-fighter unit while on planetside.
Secret of the Ninth Planet 37
The rules for visiting planetside are being observed, aren’t they?
Dueling Clowns in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Mar. 51
The referee, as on planetside, is able to move as he sees fit in order to best watch the action.
Tournament in J. Pournelle & J. Baen Far Frontiers (#6) 73
When he’d first been assigned to planetside, Private Akman had been glad to escape the Lynx.
Killing of Worlds 186
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