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Word: apogee

Definition: highest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee


Sentences Containing 'apogee'

Apogee, or more formally apsis, is the point, in an elliptical Earth orbit, of greatest distance from the Earth.
As of 24 July 2011, USA-232 was in an orbit with a perigee of , an apogee of , a period of 729.16 minutes, and 55.0 degrees of inclination to the equator.
At its apogee, Herberton was the richest tin mining field in Australia, and was home to 17 pubs, 2 local newspapers and a brewery.
At the apogee of his power in 1642, Richelieu died.
By 1676, near the apogee of Ottoman power in Europe, the lands of Galántha (now in Slovakia) included Lockenhaus and Rattersdorf and were owned by the Esterházy family, descending from Ferenc Zerházy (1563–1594), first baron of Galántha.
By 8 October 1984, USA-5 had been raised to an orbit with a perigee of , an apogee of , a period of 717.98 minutes, and 63.2 degrees of inclination to the equator.
From there SS2 will detach and fire its rocket motor to bring the craft to its apogee of approximately 110 kilometers.
In addition to his Protestant faith, Bennett grew up with an abiding love of the British Empire, then at its apogee.
In addition to many published articles on space and foreign policy, Manber is the author of the forthcoming book, "Selling Peace, Inside the Soviet Conspiracy to Transform the American Space Program," to be published by Apogee Press in the Fall of 2009.
In present-day astrology, the name Lilith is usually given to a point on the horoscope that represents the direction of the actual moon's apogee, unrelated to the hypothetical second moon.
JCSAT-12 separated from its carrier rocket into a geosynchronous transfer orbit, from which raise itself to geostationary orbit using a LEROS-1C apogee motor.
On 5 March 1993, USA-88 was in an orbit with a perigee of , an apogee of , a period of 717.9 minutes, and 54.8 degrees of inclination to the equator.
Popular manufacturers of high quality interfaces include Apogee Electronics, Avid Audio (formerly Digidesign), Echo Digital Audio, Focusrite, MOTU, RME Audio, M-Audio and PreSonus.
Shortly after launch it was in an orbit with a perigee of , an apogee of and 97.9 degrees of inclination, typical for an operational KH-11 satellite.
The apogee of the settlement is estimated at the Ramos Phase (300 BCE – 200 CE), the period of Mesoamerican urban society's development.
The satellite raised itself into medium Earth orbit using a Star-27 apogee motor.
The satellite raised itself into medium Earth orbit using a Star-37XFP apogee motor.
Their apogee is characterized by monumental architecture and sculptures, there is also evidence of clear social stratification within their residential zones.
This development reached its apogee in the epical poem "De Tors" (The Torso), which was published in its entirety after the author's sudden death in 1924.
Under the rule of Aghlabid sovereigns, Kairouan was at its apogee, and the mosque profited from this period of stability and prosperity.
When considered as a point, this Lilith is sometimes defined as the second focus of the ellipse described by the Moon's orbit; the earth is the first focus, and the apogee lies in the same direction.
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