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Asteroid (433) Eros

Orbital characteristics

Epoch 4-Sep-2017 (2458000.5 JD)
Apoapsis1.7825 AU
2.6665×108 km
Periapsis1.1334 AU
1.6956×108 km
Semi-major axis1.4579 AU
2.181×108 km
Inclination10.828 °
Longitude of asc. node304.32 °
Argument of periapsis178.82 °
Orbital period642.995 days
1.760 years
Avg. orbital speed24.36 km/s

Physical characteristics

Mean diameter16.840 km
Extent34.4x11.2x11.2 km
Mass6.689×1015 kg
Avg. density2.675 g/cm3
Equatorial surface gravity0.006 m/s2
0.001 g
Escape velocity0.010 km/s
Rotation period (sidereal)5.2702 hours



Models are given in Stanford Triangle Format (PLY) and Alias Waveform Format (OBJ) - you can use MeshLab or any other tool to convert them to other formats.

Please note that the models are in planetocentric coordinate system, with Z axis passing through north pole. Actual rotational axis may differ from planetocentric poles, especially for small irregular bodies.

Surface Textures

Textures are simple cylindrical projections with prime meridian at the middle, provided at the highest resolution available.

Last Modified: 20 Feb 2018