aerobrake

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aerobrake

(ˈɛərəʊˌbreɪk)
vb (intr)
to perform aerobraking
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The Global Surveyor spacecraft entered an eccentric orbit and was delicately aerobraked down into circular mapping orbit over a period of months, the long period being needed due to structural failure of the attachment of one solar panel.
I aerobraked until 100 knots, let the nosewheel touch down, and tapped on the brakes.
The pilot aerobraked as long as possible, and we used the entire 9300 feet of runway to slow.