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8023 Josephwalker (1991 DD)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008023
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457400.5 (2016-Jan-13.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 16 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1333138498582526 6.3552e-08  
a 2.436396216432439 1.52e-08 au
q 2.11159085703975 1.5105e-07 au
i 2.471120260387579 6.1534e-06 deg
node 35.29586692624737 0.00014841 deg
peri 93.27390687322834 0.00015034 deg
M 211.7780078944982 2.5584e-05 deg
tp 2457972.413629605278
(2017-Aug-06.91362961)
0.00010117 JED
period 1389.057748673031
3.80
1.2999e-05
3.559e-08
d
yr
n .259168490542534 2.4253e-09 deg/d
Q 2.761201575825128 1.7226e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      984  
   data-arc span      23285 days (63.75 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-11-29  
   last obs. used      2015-08-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .51553  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Oct-05 13:35:33  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.12831 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.29029 au 
 T_jup = 3.491 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.2 mag n/a MPO279599  

8023 Josephwalker           Discovered 1991 Feb. 17 by T. Urata at Oohira.
NASA research pilot Joseph Walker (1921-1966) was the second pilot to fly the X-15 and made a total of 25 flights. Three of these flights entered space and he received NASA astronaut wings posthumously in 2005.
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Reference: 20120207/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2012-02-09

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Alternate Designations
 1991 DD = 1993 TR18 
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