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- n. the spot that is the farthest away from the planet Jupiter in the orbit of each of its own satellites; apoapsis around Jupiter
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That point in the orbit of a satellite of Jupiter which is furthest from the planet. Airy.
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- n. apoapsis in orbit around Jupiter
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The craft is due to enter an elongated orbit about Jupiter, taking 11 days to loop within 4,300 km of Jupiter's equatorial cloud-tops at its low-point, or perijove, and a high-point, or apojove, some 2.7 million km further out, beyond the orbit of Callisto which is the farthest of Jupiter's four main moons.
When he re-entered Discovery, the ship was far behind the fleeing Leonov and climbing ever more slowly up toward apojove, the high point of its orbit among the outer satellites.