apoapsis


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ap·o·ap·sis

 (ăp′ō-ăp′sĭs)
n. pl. ap·o·ap·si·des (-ăp′sĭ-dēz′)
The point at which an orbiting object is farthest away from the center of mass of the body it is orbiting.

apoapsis

(ˌæpəʊˈæpsɪs)
n
the point in an elliptical orbit which is farthest from the object being orbited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apoapsis - (astronomy) the point in an orbit farthest from the body being orbitedapoapsis - (astronomy) the point in an orbit farthest from the body being orbited
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
apogee - apoapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is at the greatest distance from the Earth
aphelion - apoapsis in solar orbit; the point in the orbit of a planet or comet that is at the greatest distance from the sun
apojove - apoapsis in orbit around Jupiter
apolune, aposelene - apoapsis in orbit around the moon
celestial point - a point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)
celestial orbit, orbit - the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another; "he plotted the orbit of the moon"
periapsis, point of periapsis - (astronomy) the point in an orbit closest to the body being orbited
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The spacecraft is in an elliptical orbit with a high apoapsis, and has a high resolution camera which is taking full-disk colour imagery of Mars," it said.
ISRO scientists have planned to set the spacecraft in an orbit of 377 km periapsis (nearest point from the red planet) and 80,000 km apoapsis (farthest point).
Satellite comparison Satellite United States China Characteristics USA-193 Feng Yun-1C Satellite Type Reconnaissance Meteorological Satellite Mass 2,450 kg 880 kg Satellite Apoapsis 257 km 865 km Satellite Periapsis 242 km 845 km Satellite Inclination 58.