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aerobrake

[air-oh-breyk] /ˈɛər oʊˌbreɪk/
verb (used without object), aerobraked, aerobraking.
1.
(of a spacecraft or satellite) to reduce velocity by taking advantage of a planet's atmospheric drag.
Origin of aerobrake
1970-1975
First recorded in 1970-75; aero- + brake1
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