- Firing a retro-rocket to slow a spaceship down so that it can come out of orbit.
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Deorbit Burn — Der Begriff Bremszündung (englisch: Deorbit Burn) findet Verwendung in der Raumfahrt und bezeichnet das Abbremsen eines Raumfahrzeuges, um auf die Erde zurückzukehren. Space Shuttle Beim amerikanischen Space Shuttle wird die Bremszündung von den… … Deutsch Wikipedia
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