9007 James Bond

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9007 James Bond
Discovered by Antonín Mrkos
Discovery site Klet Observatory
Discovery date October 5, 1983
MPC designation 1983 TE1
1979 SD12
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch November 4, 2013
Aphelion 2.84994 AU (426.345 Gm)
Perihelion 2.09805 AU (313.864 Gm)
2.47399 AU (370.104 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.15196
3.89 a
Inclination 5.8590°
Proper orbital elements[1]
0.25328 deg / yr
1421.35186 yr
(519148.768 d)
Physical characteristics

Main-belt asteroid 9007 James Bond was discovered on 5 October 1983 by Antonín Mrkos at the Kleť Observatory in the Czech Republic.[2]

It is named in honour of the British novelist Ian Fleming who wrote a series of twelve novels and nine short stories about the fictional British spy James Bond between 1953 and 1964. James Bond was also the central character in dozens of additional novels by other authors published starting in 1968, and continues to be featured in one of the most popular and profitable film series in history. The numbering of this asteroid, 9007, is significant in that 007 refers to Bond's code number in the British Secret Intelligence Service.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "9007 James Bond (1983 TE1)". JPL Small-Body Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SPK-ID: 2009007. 
  2. ^ a b Whitehouse, Dr David (14 April 1999). "The name's Bond, James Bond". BBC News. Retrieved 28 December 2010.