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8024 Robertwhite (1991 FN)
Classification: Inner Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008024
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 4 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05819083305071729 1.1438e-07  
a 1.967246041874505 9.0159e-09 AU
q 1.852770355882102 2.245e-07 AU
i 20.33722565769806 1.33e-05 deg
node 8.648114646097028 1.6356e-05 deg
peri 161.377543030615 5.6719e-05 deg
M 163.701661970503 5.2813e-05 deg
tp 2456342.213530845863
(2013-Feb-18.71353085)
0.00014778 JED
period 1007.828063011462
2.76
6.9283e-06
1.897e-08
d
yr
n .3572037862532765 2.4556e-09 deg/d
Q 2.081721727866909 9.5405e-09 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      652  
   data-arc span      8144 days (22.30 yr)  
   first obs. used      1991-03-17  
   last obs. used      2013-07-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .54963  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2013-Aug-05 15:51:32  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .859362 AU 
 T_jup = 3.796 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.8 mag n/a MPO266000  
rotation period rot_per 7.067 h n/a Asteroid Lightcurve DataBase (Rev. 2013-Sep-12) Published Reference List:
[Warner, B.D. (2013) Minor Planet Bul. 40, 217-220.]

8024 Robertwhite           Discovered 1991 Mar. 17 by E. F. Helin at Palomar.
Air Force test pilot Robert M. White (1924-2010) was the third pilot to fly the X-15 and made a total of 16 flights. He was the first pilot to fly Mach 4, Mach 5 and Mach 6, and the first to fly a winged vehicle into space. White received Air Force astronaut wings for the flight.
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Reference: 20120207/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2012-02-09
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