51823 Rickhusband

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51823 Rickhusband
Discovery[1] and designation
Discovered by JPL Near Earth Asteroid Tracking Program
Discovery date July 18, 2001
Designations
Named after
Rick Husband
2001 OY28
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch February 04, 2008 (JD 2454500.5)
Aphelion 571.221 Gm (3.818 AU)
Perihelion 371.363 Gm (2.482 AU)
471.292 Gm (3.150 AU)
Eccentricity 0.212
2042.421 d (5.59 a)
16.59 km/s
347.282°
Inclination 11.542°
58.321°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ? km
Mass ?×10? kg
Mean density
? g/cm³
Equatorial surface gravity
? m/s²
Equatorial escape velocity
? km/s
? d
?
?
0.10
Temperature ~157 K
?
14.2

51823 Rickhusband (2001 OY28) is an asteroid named for astronaut Rick Husband, who was killed in the STS-107 (Columbia) space shuttle reentry disaster on February 1, 2003. 51823 Rickhusband was discovered on July 18, 2001, at Palomar Observatory by the JPL Near Earth Asteroid Tracking Program.

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