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 backscattering

Translation: rétrodiffusion

Definition: Diffusion of an electromagnetic beam in which the directions of propagation of the diffused waves make obtuse angles of close to 180° with the average direction of propagation of the initial beam.

Other Definition: None

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