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9995 Alouette (4805 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2009995
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 27 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1608620794420786 3.7735e-08  
a 2.389980616580528 7.9522e-09 au
q 2.005523364771123 8.9204e-08 au
i 2.311999947082926 4.4972e-06 deg
node 20.85233360342433 8.7697e-05 deg
peri 198.0793315767118 8.8618e-05 deg
M 82.5534730225784 1.3393e-05 deg
tp 2458291.026944444238
(2018-Jun-21.52694444)
4.9881e-05 TDB
period 1349.55315531793
3.69
6.7356e-06
1.844e-08
d
yr
n .2667549615081228 1.3314e-09 deg/d
Q 2.774437868389933 9.2314e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1213  
   data-arc span      25120 days (68.77 yr)  
   first obs. used      1950-12-09  
   last obs. used      2019-09-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .55008  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Sep-24 01:05:54  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .998156 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.19982 au 
 T_jup = 3.514 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.0   n/a MPO302127  
diameter diameter 2.564 km 0.550 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.245   0.072 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

9995 Alouette           Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
The first Canadian satellite Alouette-1 was launched on 1962 Sept. 29. It was engaged in research and exploration of the upper atmosphere, especially the ionosphere. During its six-year lifespan it returned the first useful data on the ionosphere. The citation was prepared by W. Fröger.
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Reference: 20001111/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

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Alternate Designations
 4805 P-L = 1981 EP22 
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