go into orbit

go into orbit

 
1. Lit. [for a rocket, satellite, etc.] to rotate around a heavenly body in a fixed path. The satellite went into orbit just as planned. When did the moon go into orbit?
2. Fig. [for someone] to get very excited. (See also go ballistic.) She was so upset, she went into orbit. Todd went into orbit when he heard the price.
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go into orbit

in. to become very excited. The entire staff went into orbit when they got the news.
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MORE than 800 people, including many A-list actors, have signed up to go into orbit on the Virgin galactic ship.
Hot on Maven's heels is India's first interplanetary spacecraft, Mangalyaan, which is due to go into orbit around Mars two days after Maven.
Maven is not designed to land but India's first interplanetary spacecraft, Mangalyaan, will join it two days after to go into orbit around Mars.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's ex-wife, 54, is slated to go into orbit with a Russian cosmonaut in October 2015 and her training plan has already been written.
The last of our weekly awards is Pratfall of the week, which goes to a journalist who didn't so much trip over a kerb at the back of Centre Court as go into orbit.
But the real excitement will come in 10 months, when we go into orbit around Mars and can start getting the science results we planned.
Contract Awarded for construction of a new satellite, which should go into orbit in early 2016
Russia had put up the first satellite in 1957 and in 1961 cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and American astronaut Alan Shepard were the first men to go into orbit.
The mission to determine the source of X-rays radiating from the cosmos and improve our understanding of black holes is to go into orbit on board a satellite this afternoon.
The rocket ship would go into orbit around Mars, and the exploring party would use a chemically propelled "taxi" to go down for a close look at the Martian landscape.
NASA's Dawn probe is about to go into orbit around the Vesta asteroid, the second largest in an asteroid belt lying between Mars and Jupiter, in the culmination of a nearly four year journey.
The mission expects to go into orbit around Vesta on July 16 and begin gathering science data in early August.
In fact, let's barricade the M53 and stop up the railway lines, too - that way, our local business economy will surely go into orbit.
As the Six Nations dream slips away from our rivals - and expectations for Wales go into orbit - fans made the most of it by having a laugh at their expense.
It doesn't actually go into orbit and it can't put anything else into orbit, because it can't achieve orbital velocity.