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deorbit

[dē′ȯr·bət]
(aerospace engineering)
To recover a spacecraft from earth orbit by providing a new orbit which intersects the earth's atmosphere.
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NASA Television will air live coverage of the Soyuz TMA-17M deorbit burn and landing beginning at 7 a.
313) An easier and less costly way to remove defunct satellites from LEO is to limit the time that those satellites remain in orbit: after its effective life, a satellite could disperse enough residual fuel to allow it to deorbit for a destructive reentry or a controlled disposal over the ocean.
The deorbit software was loaded and needed just the push of a button to burn up the satellites.
After this deorbit burn, the shuttle flips upright and tilts nose-up 40 degrees; its belly bears the first encounter with the atmosphere (protective layer of gas surrounding Earth).
Orbital Manoeuvre engines: Controls the orbital manoeuvre engines enabling commander to switch them on and off during launch and deorbit.
Nasdaq: ORBC), a global satellite data communications company focused on two-way Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, today announced that the single prototype of its second generation of satellites (OG2), launched as a secondary mission payload on the Cargo Re-Supply Services (CRS-1) mission of October 7, 2012, verified various functionality checkouts prior to its deorbit.
The Progress will spend two months at the station before departing in early December for its deorbit into Earth's atmosphere where it will burn up with a load of station trash over the Pacific Ocean.
The Progress will spend two months at the station before departing in early December for its deorbit into Earth s atmosphere where it will burn up with a load of station trash over the Pacific Ocean.
10 by Expedition 42 Flight Engineers Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency and Terry Virts of NASA, headed for a deorbit and parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.
Considering the need for the capabilities delivered from space platforms, those individuals must develop a threat assessment for every space launch, satellite maneuver, reentry, and deorbit regardless of whether they are operated by domestic, foreign, commercial, or military entities.
The new Clean Space initiative includes maturing technology to approach, capture and deorbit targets - a mission is already under study.
Orbital Manoeuvre engines: Control of the orbital manoeuvre engines enabling commander to switch them on and off during launch and deorbit.