Astronautics Vocabulary

The Astronautics Vocabulary is a glossary of terms that pertain to the science and technology of spaceflight. This alphabetical list can be navigated by clicking on the letters A-Z displayed on this page.

Definition of retrorocket

Translation:
rétrofusée
Definition:
A small, auxiliary rocket engine on a launch vehicle or spacecraft that produces thrust in the opposite direction of flight in order to decelerate the vehicle.
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