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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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EUTELSAT 3A, will be relocated to 8A West until it is deorbited later in 2014.
The new Progress linked up to the Pirs Docking Compartment at the station where it will remain until late July, when it will undock and be deorbited to burn up in the Earth's atmosphere.
After it undocks, the "Georges Lemaitre" will move to a safe distance from the station where it will stay for 13 days until it is deorbited on Friday, Feb.
The new Progress will remain mated to the Pirs Docking Compartment at the station until late July, when it will undock and be deorbited to burn up in the Earth's atmosphere.
The ISS Progress 54 vehicle is scheduled to be deorbited on April 18 to burn up in the Earth's atmosphere.
The Air Force announced on April 30th, 2012, that the satellite deorbited into and burned up in the Earth's atmosphere nearly three years after its May 2009 launch.
3 with the undocking of the old ISS Progress 52 cargo ship that will be deorbited on Feb.
It was deorbited and burned up in the Earth's atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean.
The supply craft is to remain docked with the ISS until October 28, when it will be deorbited and sunk in an unnavigable part of the Pacific Ocean.
The Company originally planned to continue providing these services on other satellites when the existing satellite, SBS-6, was to be deorbited.
Filled with discarded items, it was deorbited and burned up in Earth's atmosphere.
It will be deorbited on March 9 and burn up in Earth's atmosphere.