descent trajectory

descent trajectory

[di′sent trə′jek·tə·rē]
(mechanics)
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It has to execute precise rocket engine burns to enter into the correct lunar orbit and descent trajectory, "traveling faster than a bullet" towards the moon, says Richards, then slow down to a virtual stop just as it reaches the lunar surface.
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.