aerobraking(redirected from Aerobreaking)
Related to Aerobreaking: aerobraking
The use of atmospheric drag rather than onboard thrusters to reduce the velocity of a satellite or spacecraft.
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(Astronautics) the use of aerodynamic braking in extremely low-density atmospheres in space at hypersonic Mach numbers
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