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atmospheric braking

noun, Rocketry.
1.
a technique of reentry in which the vehicle is maneuvered in the upper atmosphere so as to lose velocity by utilizing drag without overheating.
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  • Most meteors are far less dense than platinum, so are more affected by atmospheric braking.

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