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18728 Grammier (1998 KZ3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2018728
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 14 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1986930928894549 5.4717e-08  
a 2.69214726179589 1.7048e-08 AU
q 2.157236195835788 1.4875e-07 AU
i 5.431943146650027 5.9417e-06 deg
node 112.4906697274105 6.7213e-05 deg
peri 8.796014289683871 6.9662e-05 deg
M 359.9978723546046 1.6446e-05 deg
tp 2457000.509535498286
7.3704e-05 JED
period 1613.417062122179
n .2231289159211446 2.1194e-09 deg/d
Q 3.227058327755992 2.0435e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1019  
   data-arc span      11354 days (31.09 yr)  
   first obs. used      1984-01-26  
   last obs. used      2015-02-26  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .5275  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Mar-09 14:55:02  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.17343 AU 
 T_jup = 3.336 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.7 mag n/a MPO272729  

18728 Grammier           Discovered 1998 May 22 by the Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Object Search at the Anderson Mesa Station.
Richard ("Rick") S. Grammier (1955-2011) was director of solar system exploration at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He worked as manager or project manager on missions such as Cassini, Stardust, Deep Impact and Juno.
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Alternate Designations
 1998 KZ3 = 1984 CL1 = 1999 NF42 
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