|Distance from Sun|| km|
|Perihelion|| (106 km)|
|Aphelion|| (106 km)|
|Orbital periode rond Sun|| days|
|Main orbital speed|| km/s|
|Inclination to Sun equator|| deg|
|Number of moons|| |
|Surface area|| km²|
|Volume|| 106 km³|
|Mass|| 1024 kg|
|Equatorial surface gravity|| m/s²|
|Escape velocity|| km/s|
|Rotation period|| days|
|Surface temperature|| K|
|Axial tilt|| deg|
|Atmospheric composition|| ||
||The NEAR space probe entered orbit around (433) Eros on Feb 14, 2000. Landed on Eros on Feb 14, 2001 at 1944:35 UTC at location 35S 279W.
First landing from a probe on a Asteroid. Signals continued to be received from NEAR hours after the landing, confirming that it survived the
2m/s impact. |
This is the last image of asteroid 433 Eros received from NEAR Shoemaker.
Taken from a range of 120 m (394 feet), it measures 6 m (20 feet) across. What we can see of the rock at the top of image measures 4 m
(12 feet) across. The streaky lines at the bottom indicate loss of signal as the spacecraft touched down on the asteroid during
transmission of this image.
This was the first time a spacecraft landed on an asteroid.
Ref.: #6, #7, #98 - update: 27.08.11