2138 Swissair

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2138 Swissair
Discovery
Discovered by Paul Wild
Discovery date April 17, 1968
Designations
Named after
Swissair
1938 OH; 1942 JD; 1946 GA; 1968 HB; 1977 KE
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch November 26, 2005 (JD 2453700.5)
Aphelion 428.699 Gm (2.866 AU)
Perihelion 375.172 Gm (2.508 AU)
401.935 Gm (2.687 AU)
Eccentricity 0.067
1608.588 d (4.40 a)
18.15 km/s
123.346°
Inclination 5.931°
105.761°
170.925°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 15.5 km
Mass 3.9×1015? kg
Mean density
2.0? g/cm³
0.0043? m/s²
0.0082? km/s
? d
Albedo 0.1?
Temperature ~170 K
Spectral type
?
11.5

2138 Swissair was the name given to an asteroid discovered on April 17, 1968 by Swiss astronomer Paul Wild at the Zimmerwald Observatory near Berne, Switzerland.

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