apoapsis

NOUN
  1. (astronomy) the point in an orbit farthest from the body being orbited
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How To Use apoapsis In A Sentence

  • Just a few hours later, apoapsis and the start of orbit #107 would have occurred. BBSNews ATOM 0.3 Newsreader Feed
  • How is it that at one moment Cassini can be found nearly at apoapsis, the farthest point from Saturn in an orbit, and within a day, be at periapsis, the closest point to Saturn in an orbit, when its orbital period is around 16 days? BBSNews ATOM 0.3 Newsreader Feed
  • This is the apoapsis maneuver setting up for the Titan 47 encounter on Nov. 19. SpaceRef Top Stories
  • For objects orbiting Earth, periapsis and apoapsis are known as perigee and apogee; for objects orbiting the Sun, these locations are known as perihelion and aphelion.
  • Aerobraking would both require an out-of-plane orbit to keep from running the gauntlet of the ring particles for millions of km every orbit and, once the apoapsis was lowered to the distance of the rings, leave the craft moving far slower than the orbital speed of the rings. Huygens landing video - The Panda's Thumb
  • This was the apoapsis maneuver setting up for the Titan 71 encounter on July 7. SpaceRef Top Stories
  • However, because of the gravitational influence of Titan during the flyby, Cassini's orbit is modified such that apoapsis on the new Saturn centered orbit occurs prior to the Titan encounter, on an orbit different from the one Cassini actually flew. BBSNews ATOM 0.3 Newsreader Feed
  • All apoapsis maneuver numbers up to this point have been divisible by three. BBSNews ATOM 0.3 Newsreader Feed
  • The line of apsides is a line which passes through both periapsis, Cassini's closest approach to Saturn in an orbit, and apoapsis, the farthest spot in the orbit from Saturn.
  • Today Imaging Science (ISS) acquired high priority science data for an 11-hour movie of the streamer-channel feature raised in the F-ring by the apoapsis passage of Prometheus. BBSNews ATOM 0.3 Newsreader Feed
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