The point of greatest separation between the Earth and an orbiting satellite, including the Moon. At apogee, the orbiting satellite experiences its minimum orbital velocity around the Earth. See also orbit perigee
The point in an elliptical satellite orbit which is farthest from the surface of the earth. Geosynchronous satellites which maintain circular orbits around the earth are first launched into highly elliptical orbits with apogees of 22,237 miles. When the communication satellite reaches the appropriate apogee, a rocket motor is fired to place the satellite into its permanent circular orbit of 22,237 miles.
The point on a satellite's elliptical orbit farthest from the earth. The apogee altitude ha of a satellite's orbit is equal to the distance from the center of the earth to apogee, ra, minus the mean equatorial radius of the earth, RE= 3443.92 nmi= 6378.145 km. Further, it should be noted that the sum of the apogee and perigee distances of an orbit are equal to twice its semi-major axis . That is, ra + rp.
Apogee is the second full-length album by stoner metal band Bongzilla. The album was released in May 2000 by Ritual Records, and re-released in 2004 by Relapse Records. It contains three songs recorded in the studio and four recorded at a live concert.