51826 Kalpanachawla

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51826 Kalpanachawla
Discovery[1] and designation
Discovered by JPL Near Earth Asteroid Tracking Program
Discovery date July 19, 2001
Designations
Named after
Kalpana Chawla
2001 OB34
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch February 4, 2008 (JD 2454500.5)
Aphelion 497.540 Gm (3.326 AU)
Perihelion 422.857 Gm (2.827 AU)
460.199 Gm (3.076 AU)
Eccentricity 0.081
1970.735 d (5.40 a)
16.95 km/s
328.984°
Inclination 9.577°
14.358°
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 ~159 K
?
13.4

51826 Kalpanachawla (2001 OB34) is an asteroid named for Indian-born astronaut Kalpana Chawla,[3] who was killed in the STS-107 (Columbia) space shuttle reentry disaster on February 1, 2003. 51826 Kalpanachawla was discovered on July 19, 2001 at Palomar Observatory by the JPL Near Earth Asteroid Tracking Program. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets". Cfa-www.harvard.edu. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Introduction to astorb.dat". Ftp.lowell.edu. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  3. ^ "Kalpana chawla Asteroid 51826". World News IN. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  4. ^ "51826 Kalpanachawala | World Newspaper". Worldnewspapers.in. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 

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