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Response to Laelth (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 7, 2013, 10:57 AM

2. I just hope we are at the righmost apogee*

When a body is at apogee, it is also at its minimal orbital velocity. If you view an orbit as similar to a pendulum, this becomes easy to visualize. As the object goes away from the center of orbit, its velocity slows until it reaches apogee and reverses its course.


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