retrorocket meaning

  "retrorocket" in a sentence
  • Noun: retrorocket  'retrow`rókit
    1. A small rocket engine on a larger rocket or spacecraft that is fired to slow or alter its course

    Derived forms: retrorockets

    Type of: rocket, rocket engine

    Encyclopedia: Retrorocket


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  1. It used a heat shield, parachute and retrorockets to slow its descent.
  2. Like Spirit, Opportunity will be slowed first by a parachute, then retrorockets.
  3. Its heat shield and retrorockets functioned as expected.
  4. Biosatellite 1 was not recovered because of the failure of a retrorocket to ignite.
  5. Using aerobraking means that Mars Odyssey did not need to be fitted with special retrorockets.

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