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 de-orbiting

Translation:
désorbitation
Definition:
A manoeuvre by which a spacecraft is taken out of orbit around a celestial body in order to land it on a given point given of the body’s surface, or to crash it.
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