Geographos

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Geographos

[jē′äg·rə‚fōs]
(astronomy)
An asteroid whose orbit has a semimajor axis of 1.25 astronomical units and an eccentricity of 0.335, giving it a perihelion inside the earth's orbit.
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McCarthy earned the number 932 after WCCSAS member Miskie submitted precise positions of the Earth-approaching asteroid 1620 Geographos to the IAU's Minor Planet Center in late February.
Not quite, but the Clementine spacecraft isn't likely to keep an August date with the near-Earth asteroid 1620 Geographos.
It was Nozette who in 1989 talked the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization into using its Star Wars technology to reconnoiter the Moon and then fly off to "attack" asteroid 1620 Geographos.
That body, a 20-km-wide asteroid known as 1620 Geographos, lies only twice as far from Earth as the moon.
During a dress rehearsal for a planned flyby of minor planet 1620 Geographos the spacecraft opened four of its attitude-control thrusters and mistakenly let them fire for 11 minutes -- until the steering gas ran out.