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8024 Robertwhite (1991 FN)
Classification: Inner Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008024
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 10 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05830418742620843 1.0401e-07  
a 1.967035568470306 8.8497e-09 AU
q 1.852349158012195 2.0567e-07 AU
i 20.33839056395044 1.2348e-05 deg
node 8.647683064926252 1.312e-05 deg
peri 161.3958948507322 5.126e-05 deg
M 235.1323974046219 4.9337e-05 deg
tp 2457350.013551572095
(2015-Nov-23.51355157)
0.00013845 JED
period 1007.666327779818
2.76
6.8003e-06
1.862e-08
d
yr
n .3572611191575535 2.411e-09 deg/d
Q 2.081721978928418 9.3657e-09 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      733  
   data-arc span      8690 days (23.79 yr)  
   first obs. used      1991-03-17  
   last obs. used      2014-12-31  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .48002  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Feb-04 13:21:46  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .859663 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 LCDB (Rev. 2015-Feb); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Warner, B.D. (2013) Minor Planet Bul. 40, 217-220.]
[Warner, B.D. (2015) Minor Planet Bul. 42, 54-60.]

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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