retrorocket in English

a small auxiliary rocket on a spacecraft or missile, fired in the direction of travel to slow the craft down, for example, when landing on the surface of a planet.
Scientists studied the rover landing site images to determine the likely reflectance properties of Mars Polar Lander's parachute and the blast zone created on the Martian surface by Mars Polar Lander's retrorockets .

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1. White paint, gold and chrome plating, and a silvered plastic sheet encasing the retrorocket furnished thermal control.

2. Just before the scheduled firing of its retrorocket, a command was sent to inflate cushioning air bags around the landing probe.