apoapsis
high point of an orbit.

Mechanics glossary. 2013.

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  • apoapsis — [ap΄ō ap′sis] n. Astron. the farthest point from the gravitational center in the orbit of any satellite: see PERIAPSIS * * * …   Universalium

  • apoapsis — [ap΄ō ap′sis] n. Astron. the farthest point from the gravitational center in the orbit of any satellite: see PERIAPSIS …   English World dictionary

  • Apoapsis — Dieser Artikel beschäftigt sich mit den astronomischen Zusammenhängen; zum Gebrauch von Apsis und Apsidenachse in der allgemeinen Mechanik siehe Eulerwinkel Apsiden (Hauptscheitel der Keplerellipse) F: Gravizentrum (Brennpunkt) A: Periapsis, d1:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • apoapsis — noun (astronomy) the point in an orbit farthest from the body being orbited • Syn: ↑point of apoapsis • Ant: ↑point of periapsis (for: ↑point of apoapsis), ↑periapsis …   Useful english dictionary

  • apoapsis — noun The point of a bodys elliptical orbit about the systems centre of mass where the distance between the body and the centre of mass is at its maximum. For some celestial bodies, specialised terms are used: see for details. Ant: p …   Wiktionary

  • Apoapsis — Apoạpsis   [griechisch] die, /... siden, Astronomie: Apsiden …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Apoapsis — Apo|ap|sis die; , ...iden <zu ↑apo... u. ↑Apsis> größte der beiden ↑Apsis …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • apoapsis — n. point of an orbit when a satellite (planet, star, etc.) is farthest from the body being orbited (Astronomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • apoapsis — apo·apsis …   English syllables

  • point of apoapsis — noun (astronomy) the point in an orbit farthest from the body being orbited • Syn: ↑apoapsis • Ant: ↑point of periapsis, ↑periapsis (for: ↑apoapsis) • Top …   Useful english dictionary

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