Skip Page Navigation
NASA JPL Caltech
NASA Logo - Jet Propulsion Laboratory + View the NASA Portal
+ Center for Near-Earth Object Studies
JPL Home Earth Solar System Stars & Galaxies Technology
JPL Solar System Dynamics
BODIES ORBITS EPHEMERIDES TOOLS PHYSICAL DATA DISCOVERY FAQ SITE MAP
IMPORTANT: The SSD Announcement email list is now available. Major changes are coming in the near future, including possible hostname and/or URL changes. To be notified of such changes, subscribe to this email list.

Please visit this page for more details.


JPL Small-Body Database Browser
Search: [ help ]  
35734 Dilithium (1999 GT9)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2035734
Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Mission Design | Physical Parameters | Discovery Circumstances | Close-Approach Data ]

[ show orbit diagram ]
Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 17 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1583482588543446 3.6268e-08  
a 2.336919446448917 9.9319e-09 au
q 1.966872321020873 8.4466e-08 au
i 6.00779705302043 4.3644e-06 deg
node 153.3535870814953 4.1787e-05 deg
peri 104.7781922770786 4.4749e-05 deg
M 177.5830651292505 1.5126e-05 deg
tp 2457956.830267473580
(2017-Jul-22.33026747)
5.4656e-05 TDB
period 1304.860367968407
3.57
8.3185e-06
2.277e-08
d
yr
n .2758915887379579 1.7588e-09 deg/d
Q 2.706966571876962 1.1505e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      557  
   data-arc span      8732 days (23.91 yr)  
   first obs. used      1995-02-08  
   last obs. used      2019-01-05  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .58184  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Jul-13 01:48:27  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .961866 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.36722 au 
 T_jup = 3.543 
[ show covariance matrix ]

Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Mission Design | Physical Parameters | Discovery Circumstances | Close-Approach Data ]

Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.0   n/a MPO417058  

35734 Dilithium           Discovered 1999 Apr. 14 by R. A. Tucker at Goodricke-Pigott.
A substance of great power in the science fiction universe of Star Trek, dilithium is an essential component for the faster-than-light warp drive depicted in the stories. In the real world, dilithium is a molecule consisting of two covalently-bonded lithium atoms.
NOTE: some special characters may not display properly (any characters within {} are an attempt to place the proper accent above a character)
Reference: MPC batch dated 2018-03-31Last Updated: 2018-04-05

[ show close-approach data ]
Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Mission Design | Physical Parameters | Discovery Circumstances | Close-Approach Data ]
ABOUT SSD CREDITS/AWARDS PRIVACY/COPYRIGHT GLOSSARY LINKS
FirstGov 2019-Oct-22 07:16 UT
(server date/time)  
NASA Home Page
Site Manager:   Ryan S. Park
Webmaster  Alan B. Chamberlin