51828 Ilanramon

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51828 Ilanramon
Discovery[1] and designation
Discovered by JPL Near Earth Asteroid Tracking Program
Discovery date July 20, 2001
Designations
Named after
Ilan Ramon
2001 OU39
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch February 4, 2008 (JD 2454500.5)
Aphelion 469.348 Gm (3.137 AU)
Perihelion 360.211 Gm (2.408 AU)
414.779 Gm (2.773 AU)
Eccentricity 0.132
1686.303 d (4.62 a)
17.81 km/s
49.211°
Inclination 9.474°
41.796°
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 ~167 K
?
13.4

51828 Ilanramon (2001 OU39) is an asteroid named for astronaut Ilan Ramon, who was killed in the STS-107 (Columbia) space shuttle reentry disaster on February 1, 2003. 51828 Ilanramon was discovered on July 20, 2001 at Palomar Observatory by the JPL Near Earth Asteroid Tracking Program.

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