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apogee

(ăp`əjē), point farthest from the earth in the orbit of a body about the earth. See apsisapsis
(pl. apsides), point in the orbit of a body where the body is neither approaching nor receding from another body about which it revolves. Any elliptical orbit has two apsides.
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apogee

(ap -ŏ-jee)
1. The point in the orbit of the Moon or an artificial Earth satellite that is farthest from the Earth and at which the body's velocity is at a minimum. Strictly the distance to the apogee is taken from the Earth's center. The distance to the Moon's apogee varies; on average it is about 405 500 km. When a spacecraft or satellite reaches apogee, its apogee rocket can be fired to boost it into a more circular orbit or to allow it to escape from Earth orbit. See also perigee.
2. The highest point above the Earth's surface attained by a rocket, missile, etc.

Apogee

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Every orbit is elliptical. When a satellite is at its greatest distance from the Earth, it is at its apogee (from the Greek words apo, meaning “away,” and geios, meaning “earth”).

apogee

[′ap·ə‚jē]
(astronomy)
That point in an orbit at which the moon or an artificial satellite is most distant from the earth; the term is sometimes loosely applied to positions of satellites of other planets.

apogee

That point in the orbit of any celestial body, satellite, missile, rocket, etc., at which it is at a maximum distance from the earth.

apogee

the point in its orbit around the earth when the moon or an artificial satellite is at its greatest distance from the earth

apogee

The farthest point. It often refers to the point at which a commercial satellite is farthest from the earth in its elliptical orbit. The "perigee" is the point closest to the earth.
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