descent trajectory

descent trajectory

[di′sent trə′jek·tə·rē]
(mechanics)
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One of the greatest uncertainties associated with the delivery of the lander was the position of Rosetta at the time of deployment, which was influenced by the activity of the comet at that specific moment, and which in turn could also have affected the lander's descent trajectory," said Sylvain Lodiot, ESA Rosetta Spacecraft Operations Manager.
New technological capabilities like RNP allow aircraft to improve descent trajectory and reduce non-stabilised approaches.
LFBB then follows a descent trajectory to an altitude of approximately 25,000-30,000 feet, at which time jet engines start and the computer-controlled system flies back to KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility, touching down at jet airplane speeds.