(277810) 2006 FV35

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
(277810) 2006 FV35
Discovery[1]
Discovery site Steward Observatory
Discovery date 2006-03-29
Designations
Minor planet category Apollo Apollo
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 2455000.5 (2009-Jun-18.0)
Aphelion 1.3789982 ±
1.4302e-07 AU
Perihelion 0.62308 ±
1.7483e-05 AU
1.0010399 ±
1.0382e-07 AU
Eccentricity 0.37756 ±
1.7528e-05
365.82681 ±
5.6912e-05 d
294.225 ±
0.0010627°
Inclination 7.1016 ±
0.00044871°
179.5739 ±
0.0002913°
170.8720 ±
0.00054382°
2455067.338 ±
0.0010758 jd
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
70–160 m[1]
21.915[3]

(277810) 2006 FV35 is a small near-Earth asteroid in the Apollo asteroid family. It is a quasi-satellite of Earth.[4] It is also notable for having a low delta-v requirement for rendezvous.[3] Although its orbital period is almost exactly 1 year, the orbit of 2006 FV35 has a high eccentricity which causes it to cross the paths of both Venus and Mars.

Transfer energy[edit]

With a semi-major axis of almost exactly 1 AU, 2006 FV35 has a relatively low transfer energy from the Earth. The delta-v required to transfer to the asteroid varies between 11 and 13 km/s; this change in delta-v oscillates over an approximately 200-year period with the current transfer cost near its maximum of 13 km/s.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gerhard Hahn. "EARN: 2006 FV35". Archived from the original on 2009-05-16. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  2. ^ (277810) 2006 FV35 at the JPL Small-Body Database
  3. ^ a b c Stacey, R. Greg; Connors, Martin (February 2009). "Delta-v requirements for earth co-orbital rendezvous missions". Icarus. (Proof) (7): 822. Bibcode:2009P&SS...57..822G. doi:10.1016/j.pss.2009.01.013. 
  4. ^ Wajer, P. (2010). "Dynamical evolution of Earth’s quasi-satellites: 2004 GU9 and 2006 FV35". Icarus 209 (2): 488–493. Bibcode:2010Icar..209..488W. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2010.05.012. 

External links[edit]