perigee

n. The point in an objects orbit closest to the earth

Synonyms and Antonyms

S:

periapsis, retrograde, lowest

A:

apogee, apoapsis, highest

Sentences

The astronaut prepared for decent when the craft reached the perigee.


NASA de-orbited the spacecraft when it hit the perigee of its orbit.

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Kerbal Space Program / 1. Periapsis Apoapsis permanent mit linker Mastaste!