Definitions

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  • n. apoapsis in orbit around the moon

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Examples

  • Analogous expressions denoting the relations of the Projectile towards the Moon, would be _periselene_ and _aposelene_.

    All Around the Moon

  • Nov 10: The spacecraft moves to 187 km from the moon (periselene) and 255 km away (aposelene), orbiting elliptically once in every 2 hours and 16 minutes over the polar regions of the moon.

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  • Nov 11: Chandrayaan-1 moves into further lower orbit of 102-km periselene and 255-km aposelene.

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  • The nearest point of this orbit (periselene) lies at a distance of about 500 km from the moon's surface while the farthest point (aposelene) lies at about 7,500 km.

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  • The nearest point of this orbit (periselene) lies at a distance of about 500 km from the Moon's surface while the farthest point (aposelene) is at about 7,500 km.

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  • As a result, the farthest point of Chandrayaan-1's orbit (aposelene) from the Moon's surface was first reduced from 7502 to 255 km and then finally to 100 km.

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  • On Saturday (November 8), ISRO accomplished with aplomb the most crucial and critical manoeuvre of safely inserting Chandrayaan-1 into the lunar orbit with an aposelene of 7,502 km and a periselene of 504 km.

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  • After the lunar orbit insertion manoeuvre was done and Chandrayaan-1 achieved an aposelene of 7,502 km and a periselene of 504 km, ISRO executed a series of manoeuvres to reduce the spacecraft's orbit and bring it closer to the moon.

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  • On November 10, the SCC performed "a difficult manoeuvre" of steeply reducing the aposelene from 7,502 km to 255 km and the periselene from 200 km to 187 km.

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  • Chandrayaan-1's aposelene (farthest distance from the moon) was 7,502 km and its periselene

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