1791 Patsayev

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Patsayev
Discovery
Discovered by T. Smirnova
Discovery site Nauchnyj
Discovery date September 4, 1967
Designations
MPC designation 1791
Named after
Viktor Patsayev
1967 RE
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.1446522
Perihelion 2.3469580
Eccentricity 0.1452569
1661.8927259
32.94616
Inclination 5.36082
199.10121
74.17247
Physical characteristics
Albedo 0.0509
11.80

1791 Patsayev (1967 RE) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on September 4, 1967 by T. Smirnova at Nauchnyj.

It is named for Soviet cosmonaut Viktor Patsayev who flew on the Soyuz 11 mission and had the unfortunate distinction of being part of the second crew to die during a space flight.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Patsayev". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 

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