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deorbit

[dee-awr-bit] /diˈɔr bɪt/
verb (used without object)
1.
to depart deliberately from orbit, usually to enter a descent phase.
verb (used with object)
2.
to cause to deliberately depart from orbit.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; de- + orbit
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Examples for deorbit
  • On the second day in space the crew will rehearse their deorbit routine.
  • As a result, some plan to deorbit satellites at the end of their useful lives.

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