51824 Mikeanderson

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51824 Mikeanderson
Discovery[1] and designation
Discovered by JPL Near Earth Asteroid Tracking Program
Discovery date July 19, 2001
Designations
Named after
Michael P. Anderson
2001 OE30
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch February 4, 2008 (JD 2454500.5)
Aphelion 498.403 Gm (3.332 AU)
Perihelion 401.165 Gm (2.682 AU)
449.784 Gm (3.007 AU)
Eccentricity 0.108
1904.216 d (5.21 a)
17.13 km/s
64.418°
Inclination 9.747°
334.641°
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 ~161 K
?
14.0

51824 Mikeanderson (2001 OE30) is an asteroid named for astronaut Mike Anderson, who was killed in the STS-107 (Columbia) space shuttle reentry disaster on February 1, 2003. 51824 Mikeanderson was discovered on July 19, 2001, at Palomar Observatory by the JPL Near Earth Asteroid Tracking Program.

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