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11244 Andrekuipers (4314 T-2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2011244
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 23 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1726162435162249 4.0862e-08  
a 2.426562502742225 8.5574e-09 au
q 2.007698398861533 9.806e-08 au
i 3.646555846982126 4.5962e-06 deg
node 95.86818571973069 6.2341e-05 deg
peri 323.895861279513 6.3559e-05 deg
M 83.31430683099906 1.2594e-05 deg
tp 2458680.976551431379
(2019-Jul-16.47655143)
4.7922e-05 TDB
period 1380.656526591955
3.78
7.3035e-06
2e-08
d
yr
n .2607455171262852 1.3793e-09 deg/d
Q 2.845426606622917 1.0035e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1303  
   data-arc span      20853 days (57.09 yr)  
   first obs. used      1962-12-03  
   last obs. used      2020-01-06  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .52306  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Jan-28 22:23:57  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.02174 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.47997 au 
 T_jup = 3.487 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.4   n/a MPO350892  
rotation period rot_per 18.914 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]

11244 Andrékuipers           Discovered 1973 Sept. 29 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Dutch physician André Kuipers (b. 1958) is a European Space Agency astronaut who has had an inspiring role in promoting space among young people.
NOTE: some special characters may not display properly (any characters within {} are an attempt to place the proper accent above a character)
Reference: 20070730/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-08-07

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Alternate Designations
 4314 T-2 = 1962 XR1 
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