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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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Clean Space will also develop techniques to mitigate the problem, such as passive and active deorbiting devices and the means to 'passivate' retiring satellites.
317) These postmission deorbiting options are currently "advocated by the major space-faring nations and organizations of the world, including NASA, the Department of Defense, the Department of Transportation, and the Federal Communications Commission in the United States.
The satellite's expected deorbiting time from a 660 km sun-synchronous circular LEO is predicted to be 23 years and its designed operational lifetime 2 years [1].
SERVICING, AND DEORBITING EARTH SATELLITES USING ROBOTICS 119
Secondly, research should be increased on methods of deorbiting critical pieces of debris safely and effectively.
has considerable resources available for the media related to the upcoming deorbiting of the Mir space station: a debris study center, an in-depth Web site, a video depiction of the event, space debris artifacts and subject experts.
Santerre and colleague Max Cerf have been working on what they call the Innovative DEorbiting Aerobrake System (IDEAS).
On March 17, 2004 and on April 1, 2004, our PAS-6 satellite suffered anomalies resulting in a loss of power and the deorbiting of the satellite.
Motorola will maintain the Iridium satellite system for a limited period of time, while the deorbiting plan is being finalized.
The related concept of electrostatic plasma brake for deorbiting a satellite [5] is only briefly touched upon in Section 3, otherwise it is left out of the scope of this paper.