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24654 Fossett (1987 KL)
Classification: Mars-crossing Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2024654
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 35 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1642675704964285 1.2724e-08  
a 1.894366374837364 5.5602e-09 au
q 1.583183412812704 2.3512e-08 au
i 27.34589468562624 1.758e-06 deg
node 73.72886735330704 1.5478e-06 deg
peri 113.2439735068699 1.2322e-05 deg
M .3090503829415118 1.237e-05 deg
tp 2459199.682437097751
(2020-Dec-16.18243710)
3.2722e-05 TDB
period 952.3451872422927
2.61
4.1929e-06
1.148e-08
d
yr
n .3780141957166314 1.6643e-09 deg/d
Q 2.205549336862025 6.4736e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1751  
   data-arc span      24197 days (66.25 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-12-22  
   last obs. used      2021-03-22  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .42311  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-May-04 03:36:09  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .675631 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.94937 au 
 T_jup = 3.804 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.5   n/a MPO333046  
rotation period rot_per 6.003 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2005) http://www.asu.cas.cz/~ppravec/neo.htm]
[Warner, B.D. (2010) Minor Planet Bull. 37, 57-64.]
[Stephens, R.D.; Coley, D.; Warner, B.D. (2014) Minor Planet Bull. 41, 8-13.]
[Warner, B.D. (2015) Minor Planet Bull. 42, 108-114.]

24654 Fossett           Discovered 1987 May 29 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.
On his sixth attempt, Steve Fossett (b. 1944) became the first person to fly a balloon solo around the world. He took two weeks in his Spirit of Freedom to cover about 31~268 km at southern latitudes. Fossett sails, flies airplanes, and has swum the English Channel, run the Iditarod dog sled race and car-raced successfully.
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Reference: 20020921/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

Alternate Designations
 1987 KL = 2000 CL40 
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