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128036 Rafaelnadal (2003 KM18)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2128036
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Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 16 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2285176157940491 6.3789e-08  
a 2.423735317952788 1.8327e-08 au
q 1.869869101778386 1.5522e-07 au
i 10.71917770035766 7.5591e-06 deg
node 68.28770903819422 4.7122e-05 deg
peri 186.4784595391807 5.1892e-05 deg
M 175.8252873196733 2.4052e-05 deg
tp 2456927.360541814572
9.0407e-05 JED
period 1378.244327883089
n .2612018730764095 2.9625e-09 deg/d
Q 2.97760153412719 2.2514e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      342  
   data-arc span      23979 days (65.65 yr)  
   first obs. used      1950-05-10  
   last obs. used      2016-01-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .62907  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Feb-26 06:48:05  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .855564 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.07315 au 
 T_jup = 3.453 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.9 mag n/a MPO366651  

128036 Rafaelnadal           Discovered 2003 May 28 at the Observatorio Astronomico de Mallorca.
Mallorca-born Rafael Nadal (b. 1986) was introduced at a very young age to tennis by his parents, and he played his first championship tournament in Baleares at age 8. He turned professional in 2001 and won his first men's Association of Tennis Professionals match. In 2006 he became player No. 2 in the ATP world ranking.
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Reference: 20060809/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-08-08

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Alternate Designations
 2003 KM18 = 1999 GJ33 
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