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Rapid deceleration of a spacecraft or other projectile due to impact, possibly unintentional, with a planetary surface. Compare to aerobraking.
The unfortunate confusion between Imperial and SI units caused a larger-than-expected atmospheric entry angle, resulting in a catastrophic lithobraking approach.
#aerobraking #spacecraft #orbit #nasa #probe
by FlyByPC June 23, 2009
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