The Apsis-Apocenter Maximum Distance calculator computes the maximum distance from the center of gravity in an orbit at apogee based on the semi-major axis (a) and eccentricity (e).
INSTRUCTION: Choose units and enter the following:
Maximum Distance (rap): The calculator returns the distance in meters. However this can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu.
The apsides indicate the nearest
and furthest points of an
orbiting body around its host.
(1) farthest - apocenter
(2) nearest - pericenter
(3) focus - primary
The Apsis-Apocenter is an extreme point in an object's orbit. For elliptical orbits about a larger body, there are two apsides. This is commonly known as the apogee. The apocenter is the point furthest away from the object being orbited.