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de·or·bit

 (dē-ôr′bĭt)
intr. & tr.v. de·or·bit·ed, de·or·bit·ing, de·or·bits
To go or cause to go out of orbit.
n.
The act or process of going out of orbit.
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The altitude of 150 km was chosen as the lower limit for mission lifetime; from there the satellite deorbits naturally within a few days depending on the exact atmospheric drag.