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.

Other Definition: None

Synonym: None