Saturday, February 3, 2018

A spacecraft is using the Martian atmosphere to get closer to the planet

aerobraking

The ExoMars orbiter is going strong, and slowing down.

Whether screeching to a halt or gently lowering your speed, slowing down can be hard on Earth. But when braking in a vacuum you need to get creative.
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