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8026 Johnmckay (1991 JA1)
Classification: Inner Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008026
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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 .07513474838188589 9.615e-08  
a 1.925077954882814 8.1785e-09 AU
q 1.780437707127178 1.8542e-07 AU
i 19.93363434874324 1.1225e-05 deg
node 217.7175162312426 1.2669e-05 deg
peri 145.8101145639083 5.1131e-05 deg
M 172.2898591526586 4.8437e-05 deg
tp 2456533.595431781244
(2013-Aug-29.09543178)
0.00013098 JED
period 975.5980147956276
2.67
6.2171e-06
1.702e-08
d
yr
n .3690044409073693 2.3515e-09 deg/d
Q 2.06971820263845 8.793e-09 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      781  
   data-arc span      9369 days (25.65 yr)  
   first obs. used      1989-10-27  
   last obs. used      2015-06-22  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .48312  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Jul-06 11:58:21  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .7997 AU 
 T_jup = 3.843 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.9 mag n/a MPO337323  
rotation period rot_per 2.2981 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2015-July); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Warner, B.D. (2011) Minor Planet Bul. 38, 33-36.]

8026 Johnmckay           Discovered 1991 May 8 by E. F. Helin at Palomar.
NASA research pilot John McKay (1922-1975) was the fifth pilot to fly the X-15 and made a total of 29 flights. Before joining the X-15 program, he made 46 flights in the X-1 and D-558-II Skyrocket. In 2005 McKay received posthumous NASA astronaut wings for a flight that reached an altitude of 89900 metres.
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Reference: 20120207/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2012-02-09

Alternate Designations
 1991 JA1 = 1989 UF2 
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