Return Trajectory is the third episode of the science fiction television series Planetes (Anime). It was aired in Japan on October 18, 2003. It is an adaptation of the chapter 7 of the manga, Tanabe.


Insurance salespeople swarm the ISPV 7 space station while members of the Debris Section write their annual wills. During a routine debris collection, Yuri, Tanabe, and Hachimaki recover a space coffin containing a famous astronaut. However, an ideological conflict erupts over the fate of the coffin and the body contained in it.

In the World

  • Japan: Kikan Kidō (帰還軌道)
  • Catalonia: Òrbita de retorn
  • France: Retour
  • Germany: Rückflug
  • Italy: Orbita di ritorno
  • Portugal: Órbita de volta
  • Spain: Órbita de retorno
  • Teremedó: Ôrbiṭa da ṭzrnada