Asteroid (18) Melpomene

Orbital characteristics

Epoch 26-Apr-2019 (2458600.5 JD)
Apoapsis2.7966 AU
4.1836×108 km
Periapsis1.7967 AU
2.6879×108 km
Semi-major axis2.2967 AU
3.4357×108 km
Inclination10.129 °
Longitude of asc. node150.38 °
Argument of periapsis227.95 °
Orbital period1271.28 days
3.481 years
Avg. orbital speed19.42 km/s

Physical characteristics

Mean diameter139.59 km
Rotation period (sidereal)11.570 hours



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Surface Textures

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Last Modified: 24 Nov 2019