Definitions for **"Apogee"**

That point in the orbit of the moon which is at the greatest distance from the earth.

Fig.: The farthest or highest point; culmination.

The point of greatest separation between the Earth and an orbiting satellite, including the Moon. At apogee, the orbiting satellite experiences its minimum orbital velocity around the Earth. See also orbit perigee

Furthest point from Earth of an orbit

The orbital point where a satellite is furthest from the body around which it is orbiting. Contrasts with Perigee.

The point of greatest separation between an orbiting satellite or the Moon and the Earth. See also

The apoapsis of an object, commonly used for objects orbiting Earth.

point on Moon's orbit most distant from Earth.

The farthest distance between the moon and earth or the earth and sun.

The orbital point were the satellite is furthest from the earth

The point in its orbit around the earth at which an object is furthest from the Earth.

The point in the orbit of a natural or artificial satellite most distant from the earth. The farthest or highest point; apex.

The point in a satellite's orbit when it is at its furthest distance from the Earth.

Is the point in a satellite's orbit where it is at its greatest distance from its body of rotation.

Point in orbit at which any body circling Earth is farthest from the Earth.

The point in the orbit of a satellite the greatest distance from the earth.

The point in a satellite's orbit that is most distant from a planet.

In an orbit around the Earth, the furthest point from the Earth.

a final climactic stage; "their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development"

apoapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is at the greatest distance from the Earth

the highest point in a trajectory.

The point farthest from the Earth in a body circling the Earth.

In an orbit, the point farthest away from the Earth.

The position in a geocentric orbit at which the orbiting object is at its greatest distance from Earth.

The point of the moon's or satellite's orbit most distant from the earth.

When a rocket is at its highest point during flight

the outermost point in a terrestrial orbit

A point in a satellite's orbit where it is furthest from the Earth.

The point in a body's orbit where it is closest to the Earth. See also aphelion and perihelion.

the position of the moon in its orbit when it is farthest from Earth

The most distant point from Earth reached by a body in an elliptical orbit with Earth at the primary focus.

The most distant point from Earth on a satellite's orbit.

The point in its orbit where an Earth satellite is farthest from the Earth. The opposite of perigee.

the point most distant from the earth of an object orbiting the earth.

The farthest point from Earth of any object orbiting Earth. The word apoapsis is used for objects orbiting other planets.

In the moon's orbit, its farthest point from the earth (about 252,664 miles). See perigee.

In an orbit of a satellite orbiting the Earth, the point that is farthest from the gravitational center of the Earth.

The point in an objects orbit where the object is furthest from the surface of the earth.

The point in the orbit of an Earth bound satellite where it is the farthest from the Earth.

Similar to aphelion The point in an orbit when a body orbiting the Earth, (eg Moon or artificial satellite.) is farthest from the Earth (opposite of perigee).

The point in a satellites orbit when it is farthest from the Earth

The point where an object on an elliptical orbital path is farthest from the point in which that object orbits about.

Maximum altitude of a rocket above a reference plane, typically mean sea level.

The point in the orbit of the Moon or man-made satellite farthest from the Earth. The point in the orbit of a satellite farthest from its companion body.

The point on the orbit of the moon (or any other earth satellite) that is farthest from the earth. Opposite of perigee.

The point in a planet's orbit that is most distant from Earth.

That point in an orbit at which the moon or an artificial satellite is most distant from the Earth.

The place in a planet's orbit which is farthest from the Earth. See Perigee.

For an object orbiting the Earth, the point in orbit which is farthest from the Earth.

The highest point in the satellite's orbit (km); the point in the orbit of a satellite where it is farthest from the object about which it revolves.

The furthest point of the moon's orbit to the earth. Opposite of perigee.

Orbital point of greatest distance from the earth

The point farthest from the earth on the moon's orbit. This term can be applied to any other body orbiting the earth, such as satellites. It is the opposite of perigee.

The highest point in the satellite's orbit. See perigee.

The point in a body's orbit (e.g. the Moon's) around Earth where the orbiting body is the farthest from the Earth.

The farthest point from the center of the orbit in an elliptical orbit.

The point in an elliptical satellite orbit which is farthest from the surface of the earth. Geosynchronous satellites which maintain circular orbits around the earth are first launched into highly elliptical orbits with apogees of 22,237 miles. When the communication satellite reaches the appropriate apogee, a rocket motor is fired to place the satellite into its permanent circular orbit of 22,237 miles.

It is the point of a satellite’s orbit farthest from the Earth. - The moon’s apogee is about 400,000 kilometers away.

point of maximum distance from the Earth in the orbit of the Moon or of an artificial satellite.

the point at which a body in orbit around the Earth reaches its farthest distance from the Earth.

The point in the Moon's orbit that is farthest from the Earth.

The highest altitude a rocket achieves before beginning its descent.

The point at which a body around the Earth reaches its farthest distance from the Earth. It is the opposite to perigee.

The highest point of travel in flight or an orbit

The point on a satellite's elliptical orbit farthest from the earth. The apogee altitude ha of a satellite's orbit is equal to the distance from the center of the earth to apogee, ra, minus the mean equatorial radius of the earth, RE= 3443.92 nmi= 6378.145 km. Further, it should be noted that the sum of the apogee and perigee distances of an orbit are equal to twice its semi-major axis . That is, ra + rp.

The point in the orbit of a heavenly body, especially of a manmade satellite, at which it is farthest from the Earth.

That point in a terrestrial orbit which is farthest from the Earth.

The climax.