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 re-entry

Translation: rentrée

Definition: The re-entry of a space vehicle into the atmosphere by means of a drag chute, or by a retro-rocket involving a high deceleration or by gliding.

Other Definition: None

Synonym: None