The Atlas V launching RBSP also used eight Aerojet retro-rockets to separate the Centaur upper stage from the Atlas, and 12 monopropellant hydrazine thrusters on the Centaur upper stage for roll, pitch, yaw and settling burns.
What does RR stand for?
RR stands for Retro-Rocket
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We have 90 other meanings of RR in our Acronym Attic
- Respiration Rate
- Respiratory Rates
- Response and Recovery
- Response Rate
- Rest and Relaxation
- Rest Room
- Restart Recovery
- Restart Round (gaming)
- Retired Reserve
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Then the descent vehicle fired its retro-rockets, slowing the plunge even more and setting the stage for the sky crane maneuver to begin.
About a mile from the surface and still travelling at 180mph, all eight of the retro-rockets fired.
The spacecraft executed a powered landing using pulsed retro-rockets dropping gently to the ground at just 5mph, landing on three legs.
Then we've got retro-rockets The Datsuns, the hugely influential Echo and The Bunnymen and festival favourites Supergrass.
He says: "The retro-rocket pack was burning off as I came to Earth.
The pilot will use the retro-rockets to position the 'Mayflower' for its re-entry into Earth's atmosphere.
The Stars 'N' Stripes rocket features a unique retro-rocket system designed to fire in reverse to keep the rocket within FAA-imposed altitude limitations.