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Synonyms for apoapsis
(astronomy) the point in an orbit farthest from the body being orbited
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7 July, 00 UTC--Solar apoapsis
(Earth is furthest from the Sun)
Afterward, the spacecraft cannot climb quite as high to apoapsis
The drag robs the spacecraft of orbital energy, and the apoapsis
altitude is gradually dropping.
The spacecraft has been directed to travel through the uppermost layers of the Venus atmosphere at periapsis, producing drag that gradually will drop the apoapsis
of Magellan's orbit to about 300 km.