Monday, 14 March 2011

(55636) 2002 TX300, telematics

(55636) 2002 TX300 is a classical Kuiper belt discovered in October of 2002. There are prediscovery images back to September of 2002, October of 2001, October and July of 1995, September of 1991, July of 1990, November of 1982 and August of 1954.It has a perihelion of 37.8 AU and an aphelion of 48.5 AU. It has a small diameter (about 145 km). This object is part of the Haumean collisional family. In October of 2009, (55636) 2002 TX300 occulted a star.

Peaks of popularity during prediscovery and discovery moments:

  • 1954 - Television
  • 1982 - FM radio
  • 1990, 1991 - Dial up Internet access and analogic cell phone
  • 1995 - digital cell phone
  • 2002 - Broadband Internet access

The main theme with (55636) 2002 TX300 is telematics, like information transmission and data networks.