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153958 (2002 AM31)
Classification: APO [NEO, PHA]
H:18.3 mag, G:0.15

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History of Radar Detections
Year Month Transmitter Receiver Frequency Obs
2012 Jul Arecibo Arecibo 2380 [A]
2012 Jul Goldstone Goldstone 8560 [G]

Radar-Based Physical Properties
name symbol value units uncertainty reference notes
morphology
number of components N 2 - binary
morphological type
spectrum-based or image-based dimensions
maximum range extent Rmax km
minimum range extent Rmin km
maximum Doppler bandwidth Bmax Hz
minimum Doppler bandwidth Bmin Hz
effective diameter Deff km
quality code for size Q
shape-based dimensions
equivalent diameter Dequ km
extent along principal axis x Ex km
extent along principal axis y Ey km
extent along principal axis z Ez km
DEEVE extent along x Dx km
DEEVE extent along y Dy km
DEEVE extent along z Dz km
surface area A km2
volume V km3
spin
spin period Pspin h
spin rate ω deg/day
YORP acceleration ω̇ deg/day2
spin axis ecliptic longitude λ deg
spin axis ecliptic latitude β deg
reflectivity
radar cross-section OC σOC km2
radar cross-section SC σSC km2
radar cross-section σT km2
projected area Aproj km2
radar albedo OC σ̂OC
radar albedo SC σ̂SC
radar albedo σ̂T
circular polarization ratio μC

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2019-04-27 00:00 TT from MPO439917 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
Element Value Units
e 0.4513369
a 1.7031898 AU
i 4.64401 deg
om 144.38141 deg
w 197.92297 deg
ma 0.0342 deg
n 0.44341409 deg/d

Link to complete orbital information at Minor Planet Center

Earth Close-Approach Data (+/- 10 years)
date nominal distance RTT SNR/run at Arecibo
2012-07-22 23:40:00 0.03514 35.1 1177.2
2023-11-12 00:33:00 0.39246 391.7 0.3

Link to complete Close-Approach Data on SBDB at JPL