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10973 Thomasreiter (1210 T-2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2010973
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 10 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .07864540668885153 5.0971e-08  
a 2.242034705142998 1.1009e-08 AU
q 2.065708973946507 1.1503e-07 AU
i 3.548538121215292 7.0256e-06 deg
node 348.1033053516231 6.9628e-05 deg
peri 234.224273250304 8.2164e-05 deg
M 173.8395027915427 4.4376e-05 deg
tp 2456208.382504393367
(2012-Oct-07.88250439)
0.00015032 JED
period 1226.201726278511
3.36
9.0313e-06
2.473e-08
d
yr
n .2935895393758661 2.1624e-09 deg/d
Q 2.418360436339488 1.1875e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1159  
   data-arc span      14702 days (40.25 yr)  
   first obs. used      1973-09-19  
   last obs. used      2013-12-20  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .53995  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-09 19:58:07  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.05987 AU 
 T_jup = 3.627 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.2 mag n/a MPO266017  

10973 Thomasreiter           Discovered 1973 Sept. 29 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
German test-pilot Thomas Reiter (b. 1958) was the first European astronaut to fly long-duration space missions onboard the Mir Space Station (1984-1985) and the International Space Station (2006). He is a strong advocate for human spaceflight, including that beyond low-earth orbit. The name was suggested by H. Graf.
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Reference: 20080520/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-05-22

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Alternate Designations
 1210 T-2 = 1992 ED 
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