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8028 Joeengle (1991 QE)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008028
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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 .2135905052302423 9.5257e-08  
a 3.113766719800111 4.3831e-08 AU
q 2.448695712948891 3.0493e-07 AU
i 23.33405979910465 1.3897e-05 deg
node 21.99361928730308 1.6017e-05 deg
peri 309.7894775244936 3.0355e-05 deg
M 70.8709477156761 2.7105e-05 deg
tp 2456605.412512868150
(2013-Nov-08.91251287)
0.00014834 JED
period 2006.908330590952
5.49
4.2376e-05
1.16e-07
d
yr
n .1793803904805133 3.7876e-09 deg/d
Q 3.77883772665133 5.3193e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      765  
   data-arc span      12089 days (33.10 yr)  
   first obs. used      1981-10-22  
   last obs. used      2014-11-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .48634  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Jan-08 00:23:58  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.50202 AU 
 T_jup = 3.059 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.2 mag n/a MPO267740  

8028 Joeengle           Discovered 1991 Aug. 30 by R. H. McNaught at Siding Spring.
Air Force test pilot Joe Engle (b. 1932) was the eighth pilot to fly the X-15 and made a total of 16 flights. He received Air Force astronaut wings for a flight that took him to 85500 meters. Engle also flew the Space Shuttle, becoming the only person who reached space before being selected as an astronaut.
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Reference: 20120207/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2012-02-09

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Alternate Designations
 1991 QE = 1981 UY20 = 1981 WO7 = 1986 TS1 
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