CAOSP abstracts, Volume: 38, No.: 1, year: 2008

Abstract: The impact solutions of the dangerous asteroid (99942) Apophis were obtained from computations performed with the use of the OrbFit software. For all the computations the OrbFit Software, Package 3.3.2, was used. Precise impact orbits for all impact solutions of Apophis predicted for the 2007 epoch and three impact orbits for epochs close to the impact dates in 2036, 2037 and 2054 were computed. The computations of impact orbits were made according to Sitarski (2006) using the OrbFit package and the interpolation method. Moreover, we found out additional dates of impacts of Apophis, especially in 2038.

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