2244 Tesla

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2244 Tesla
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Milorad B. Protić
Discovery site Belgrade, Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia
Discovery date October 22, 1952
Designations
MPC designation 2244
Named after
Nikola Tesla
1952 UW1
Minor planet category Main belt Main belt
Orbital characteristics[2]
Aphelion 3.31 AU
Perihelion 2.31297117 AU
2.81385338 AU
Eccentricity 0.17800580
4.72 years
290.22495271
Inclination 7.82843154
106.63547112
297.10021189
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 29 km diameter[3]
Spectral type
C
11.9

2244 Tesla is a minor planet or asteroid. It was discovered on October 22, 1952 by Milorad B. Protić at Belgrade, Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia, now Serbia.

It was named for Serbian-American electrical engineer and inventor Nikola Tesla (1856–1943), best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

It has an orbital period of 4 years, 261 days.

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