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pericentre

(ˈpɛrɪˌsɛntə) or

pericenter

n
(Astronomy) the point in an elliptical orbit that is nearest to the centre of mass of the system
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During its closest approach, which is a point known as pericenter, S2 came within 20 billion kilometers of the black hole.
In particular, ETP starts its own transfer at the apocenter of a Jovian orbit of period four times the period of Europa ([T.sub.Eu]), pericenter equal to the Europa semi-major axis, and coplanar with the Europa orbit; the orientation of the major axis is left free.
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The axis [x.sub.p] passes through the pericenter of initial space debris orbit.