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noun as in orbit

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Falcon 9’s second stage deployed the satellites into their intended orbit, with a perigee of approximately 210 kilometers above Earth, and each satellite achieved controlled flight.

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An habitual liar's nearest approach to truth: the perigee of his eccentric orbit.

It was a remarkable eclipse in that the Moon was within 13° of perigee and the Sun only 2° from apogee.

The Babylonians knew of the inequality in the daily motion of the sun, but misplaced by 10 the perigee of his orbit.

He used, however, the old word "perigee" (nearness to the earth) rather than the Newtonian "perihelion" (nearness to the sun).

Where yet he noteth, that according to another Calculation, the Perigee was March 27.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to perigee, such as: path, pattern, rotation, trajectory, apogee, and circle.

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