periapsis


periapsis
low point of an orbit.

Mechanics glossary. 2013.

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  • periapsis — [per΄ē ap′sis] n. Astron. the nearest point to the gravitational center in the orbit of any satellite: see APOAPSIS * * * …   Universalium

  • periapsis — [per΄ē ap′sis] n. Astron. the nearest point to the gravitational center in the orbit of any satellite: see APOAPSIS …   English World dictionary

  • Periapsis — 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

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

  • periapsis — 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 minimum. In the case of other celestial bodies, specialised terms are used. See for details. Ant …   Wiktionary

  • Periapsis — Periạpsis,   Astronomie: Apsiden …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Periapsis — Pe|ri|ap|sis die; , ...iden <zu ↑peri... u. ↑Apsis> kleinste der beiden ↑Apsiden …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • periapsis — n. point of an orbit when a satellite (or planet, star, etc.) is closest to the body being orbited (Astronomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • periapsis — [ˌpɛrɪ apsɪs] noun (plural periapses si:z) Astronomy the point in the path of an orbiting body at which it is nearest to the body that it orbits …   English new terms dictionary

  • periapsis — peri·apsis …   English syllables


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