51829 Williemccool

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51829 Williemccool
Discovery[1] and designation
Discovered by JPL Near Earth Asteroid Tracking Program
Discovery date July 21, 2001
Designations
Named after
William Cameron McCool
2001 OD41
Main belt
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch February 4, 2008 (JD 2454500.5)
Aphelion 359.583 Gm (2.404 AU)
Perihelion 322.142 Gm (2.153 AU)
340.863 Gm (2.279 AU)
Eccentricity 0.055
1256.259 d (3.44 a)
19.72 km/s
47.775°
Inclination 7.566°
93.387°
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 ~184 K
?
14.7

51829 Williemccool (2001 OD41) is an asteroid named for astronaut Willie McCool, who was killed in the STS-107 (Columbia) space shuttle reentry disaster on February 1, 2003. 51829 Williemccool was discovered on July 21, 2001 at Palomar Observatory by the JPL Near Earth Asteroid Tracking Program.

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