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Number: 244/158.7
Name: Aeronautics > Spacecraft > Spacecraft formation, orbit, or interplanetary path > Orbital control > Aerobraking
Description: Subject matter including a procedure or specific means for creating an interaction between the spacecraft and the upper atmosphere of the celestial body to effect a drag force on the satellite to change its orbit.










Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8579235 Technique for de-orbiting small debris from the near-earth space environment Nov. 12, 2013
8469314 Technique for de-orbiting small debris from the near-earth space environment Jun. 25, 2013
8123172 Satellite air brake wing structure Feb. 28, 2012
7998295 Heatshield having strain compliant matrix and method of forming same Aug. 16, 2011
7611095 Aerodynamic re-entry vehicle control with active and passive yaw flaps Nov. 3, 2009
7229048 Aerodynamic control of a hypersonic entry vehicle Jun. 12, 2007
6830222 Balloon device for lowering space object orbits Dec. 14, 2004
6550720 Aerobraking orbit transfer vehicle Apr. 22, 2003
5853151 Braking shield for a spacecraft, and a satellite fitted therewith Dec. 29, 1998
5716031 Artificial satellite equipped with aerodynamic orientation rudders Feb. 10, 1998
5201832 Integrated aerospike engine and aerobrake for a spacecraft Apr. 13, 1993
5108046 Aerodynamic braking device Apr. 28, 1992
5108047 Deployable device, in particular intended for the deceleration of planetary reentry bodies Apr. 28, 1992
5080306 Multi-layer stitched blanket insulation Jan. 14, 1992
4903918 Raked circular-cone aerobraking orbital transfer vehicle Feb. 27, 1990
4667907 Space based orbit transfer vehicle May. 26, 1987
4033524 Method and apparatus for controlling earth orbiting satellites and vehicles inter alia Jul. 5, 1977











 
 
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