It will in the large majority of cases add energy to the atmosphere.
If you want to reduce the atmosphere you would probably be better to use rocky asteroids to skim the top and add enough energy to part of it that it will get blown away by the solar wind, but that's a rather delicate operation which will take lots and lots of asteroids to make an impact.
Reductionist and proud of it.
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