Apogäum, der erdfernste Punkt der Bahn des Mondes oder eines künstl. Satelliten.
ETYM Greek, from the earth; apo from + gea earth: cf. French apogée.
1. A final climactic stage; SYN. culmination.
2. Apoapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is at the greatest distance from the Earth.
3. Point in orbit, especially moon's, most distant from earth; zenith; climax.
4. The point at which an object, traveling in an elliptical orbit around the Earth, is at its furthest from the Earth.