The Apsis-Apocenter Minimum Speed calculator computes the minimum speed in an orbit at apogee based on the semi-major axis (a), eccentricity (e), the mass of the primary body (M), and the.
INSTRUCTION: Choose units and enter the following:
Maximum Orbital Speed(Vap): The calculator returns the velocity in meters per second. 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.
`v_(ap) = sqrt ( ((1-e)mu)/((1+e)a) ) `