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4443 Paulet (1985 RD4)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2004443
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 13 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1175932371221426 5.0603e-08  
a 2.235534215681038 1.1219e-08 AU
q 1.972650510561795 1.1368e-07 AU
i 3.616390952077581 6.0831e-06 deg
node 346.9632009452066 8.0495e-05 deg
peri 84.87492816139334 8.5245e-05 deg
M 200.7394345171947 2.6852e-05 deg
tp 2457540.602467600722
(2016-Jun-01.10246760)
9.2002e-05 JED
period 1220.872773789393
3.34
9.1904e-06
2.516e-08
d
yr
n .2948710199201329 2.2197e-09 deg/d
Q 2.498417920800282 1.2538e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1069  
   data-arc span      15182 days (41.57 yr)  
   first obs. used      1972-12-02  
   last obs. used      2014-06-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .49272  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Aug-13 14:03:38  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .990696 AU 
 T_jup = 3.627 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.6 mag n/a MPO259370  

4443 Paulet           Discovered 1985 Sept. 10 by H. Debehogne at the European Southern Observatory.
Peruvian scientist Pedro Paulet (1874-1945) built a liquid-fuel rocket engine in 1895 and a prototype of rocketry propulsion in 1900. The National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C., has a small plaque honoring Paulet's memory.
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Reference: 20120831/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2012-09-04

Alternate Designations
 1985 RD4 = 1972 XO = 1977 FY2 = 1978 NE6 = 1980 DF6 
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