Apogee

  • (noun): Apoapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is at the greatest distance from the Earth.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on apogee:

Apogee Books
... Apogee Books is an imprint of Canadian publishing house Collector's Guide Publishing ... The Apogee imprint began with "Apollo 8 The NASA Mission Reports" in November 1998 at the request of astronaut Buzz Aldrin, second man on the moon ... The first publication by Apogee was printed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first manned flight around the moon ...
The First Rubber Boom, 1879–1912 - Apogee, Elegance, and Luxury
... Their apogee was reached between 1890 and 1920, due to technologies that other cities in the south and southeast of Brazil still didn't have, such as electric trams ...
Apogee Kick Motor
... An apogee kick motor (AKM) refers to a rocket motor that is regularly employed on artificial satellites destined for a geostationary orbit ... the satellite into an elliptical orbit of maximum apogee 22,237-kilometres and with a non-zero inclination approximately equal to the latitude of the launch site ... This is typically done with a fixed onboard apogee kick motor ...
Advanced Extremely High Frequency - First AEHF Satellite (USA-214)
... After the launch successfully placed the satellite into a supersynchronous-apogee transfer orbit with 50,000 km (31,060 mile) apogee, 275 kilometer (170 mile) perigee, 22.1° inclination, the satellite ... Office report released in July 2011 stated that the blocked fuel line in the Liquid Apogee Engine was most likely caused by a piece of cloth inadvertently left in the line during the manufacturing ...
Spaceflight Before 1951 - Launches - 1950
... NRL Suborbital Solar Imaging 9 February Launch failure Veered off-course, failed to reach space, apogee 80.5 kilometres (50.0 mi) 17 February 1801 V-2 White Sands ...

More definitions of "apogee":

  • (noun): A final climactic stage.
    Synonyms: culmination

Famous quotes containing the word apogee:

    The studio has become the crucible where human genius at the apogee of its development brings back to question not only that which is, but creates anew a fantastic and conventional nature which our weak minds, impotent to harmonize it with existing things, adopt by preference, because the miserable work is our own.
    Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863)