aerobraking

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

aero- +‎ braking

Noun[edit]

aerobraking (uncountable)

  1. The use of atmospheric drag to reduce the velocity of a spacecraft, especially so as to establish a stable orbit and to reduce fuel consumption
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Etymology 2[edit]

aerobrake +‎ -ing

Verb[edit]

aerobraking

  1. present participle of aerobrake