2003 SM84

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2003 SM84
Discovery
Discovery date 2003
Designations
2003 SM84
Amor
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 4459 days (12.21 yr)
Aphelion 1.2176 AU (182.15 Gm)
Perihelion 1.0331 AU (154.55 Gm)
1.1253 AU (168.34 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.081973
1.19 yr (436.03 d)
186.95°
0° 49m 32.232s / day
Inclination 2.7953°
186.69°
87.409°
Earth MOID 0.0511785 AU (7.65619 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 3.8009 AU (568.61 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 5.550
Physical characteristics
X
22.7

2003 SM84 is an as yet unnamed and unnumbered near-Earth asteroid discovered in 2003. Its size and physical properties are uncertain. Its designated as an Amor asteroid because it orbits between Earth and Mars.

2003 SM84 is being considered by the European Space Agency as a candidate target for the Don Quijote mission to study the effects of impacting a spacecraft into an asteroid.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: (2003 SM84)" (2009-09-18 last obs). Retrieved 11 April 2016. 

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