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162998 (2001 SK162)
Classification: Apollo [NEO, PHA]          SPK-ID: 2162998
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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 87 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .473984777518541 3.5905e-08  
a 1.925522797903138 4.1605e-09 au
q 1.012854302932141 6.9402e-08 au
i 1.679372702342967 3.1787e-06 deg
node 285.4335683285675 0.00012021 deg
peri 186.3200391573657 0.00011959 deg
M 155.1195300004032 6.3103e-06 deg
tp 2457179.981212275879
1.6216e-05 JED
period 975.9361930782661
n .3688765746708294 1.1956e-09 deg/d
Q 2.838191292874136 6.1325e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      858  
   data-arc span      7627 days (20.88 yr)  
   first obs. used      1993-10-09  
   last obs. used      2014-08-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .43752  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Sep-12 16:41:21  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .0281301 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.31003 au 
 T_jup = 3.773 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 17.9 mag n/a MPO264339  
rotation period rot_per 68. h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2016-February); Warner et al., 2009 Incomplete or inconclusive result.
Published Reference List:
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2002)]
SMASSII spectral type spec_B T   n/a Binzel et al. (2004) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 39, 351-366  

162998 (2001 SK162)          Discovered 2001-Sep-17 by LINEAR at Socorro
Reference: 20070926/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2007-09-30

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