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What does R/D stand for?

R/D stands for Rate of Descent

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The devices, which slow the rate of descent for vehicles entering the atmosphere of another planet, could be used in Mars missions launching as early as 2018.
Given this, the reaction to the torque horns induced a rate of descent from which the power required had exceeded the power available.
The year 2010 did include some positive developments, such as the initial stage of recovery for housing while the rate of descent for commercial building eased.
The approach appeared normal, though perhaps a little low and when about 800 yards from the runway and 100 to 150ft high there was a small increase in power that had the effect of reducing the rate of descent and flattening the glide angle.