Key Facts

  • Categorized as a Apollo-class Asteroid
  • Comparable in size to a school bus or smaller
  • Will pass within 812,149 km of Earth in 2022
  • Classified as a Near Earth Asteroid (NEA)
  • Not a Potentially Hazardous Object
  • See orbit simulation

Overview

2022 NX1 is a very small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2022 NX1 as a "Near Earth Asteroid" due to its orbit's proximity to Earth, but it is not considered potentially hazardous because computer simulations have not indicated any imminent likelihood of future collision.

2022 NX1 orbits the sun every 369 days (1.01 years), coming as close as 0.99 AU and reaching as far as 1.03 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2022 NX1 is probably between 0.004 to 0.019 kilometers in diameter, making it a small to average asteroid, very roughly comparable in size to a school bus or smaller.

Close Approaches

2022 NX1's orbit is 0.00 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that its orbit is relatively close to Earth's orbit.

2022 NX1 has 2 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:

Date Distance from Earth (km) Velocity (km/s)
June 26, 2022 812,149 0.959
Dec. 4, 2051 444,950 1.397

NASA Sentry has assessed impact risk for 122 very close approach scenarios. Here are the top scenarios ordered by probability of impact:

Date Probability of Impact (%) Impact Energy (Mt)
Dec. 1, 2076 0.71630 0.01174
Nov. 29, 2077 0.19710 0.01177
Nov. 27, 2078 0.10620 0.01177
Dec. 3, 2075 0.06848 0.01175
Nov. 26, 2079 0.03236 0.01177
Nov. 20, 2106 0.00571 0.01176
May 2, 2079 0.00566 0.01176
June 30, 2078 0.00561 0.01174
Nov. 24, 2102 0.00548 0.01177
Nov. 24, 2101 0.00512 0.01176
Nov. 24, 2100 0.00503 0.01176
Nov. 26, 2097 0.00348 0.01176
Nov. 22, 2080 0.00283 0.01177
Nov. 20, 2104 0.00254 0.01176
June 22, 2080 0.00183 0.01177
Sept. 1, 2116 0.00178 0.01176
Nov. 24, 2098 0.00147 0.01176
Nov. 26, 2095 0.00142 0.01176
Nov. 25, 2096 0.00134 0.01176
Nov. 15, 2108 0.00120 0.01176
Nov. 20, 2105 0.00096 0.01176
Nov. 15, 2109 0.00089 0.01177
Oct. 29, 2093 0.00072 0.01177
Aug. 14, 2113 0.00068 0.01176
Oct. 27, 2110 0.00061 0.01175
April 22, 2080 0.00061 0.01177
Nov. 1, 2092 0.00060 0.01177
July 1, 2081 0.00045 0.01177
Nov. 27, 2115 0.00045 0.01176
Nov. 17, 2107 0.00043 0.01176
May 30, 2115 0.00041 0.01177
June 14, 2080 0.00040 0.01177
Oct. 26, 2095 0.00039 0.01176
Nov. 23, 2114 0.00035 0.01176
Nov. 21, 2117 0.00033 0.01176
May 25, 2117 0.00033 0.01175
Oct. 22, 2113 0.00032 0.01177
Oct. 13, 2097 0.00028 0.01175
Nov. 26, 2113 0.00028 0.01178
Oct. 7, 2099 0.00027 0.01173
Dec. 15, 2108 0.00025 0.01176
Nov. 29, 2094 0.00025 0.01177
Oct. 15, 2096 0.00024 0.01178
Nov. 27, 2113 0.00021 0.01176
May 31, 2114 0.00019 0.01175
Oct. 31, 2108 0.00019 0.01176
Feb. 14, 2099 0.00018 0.01176
Nov. 21, 2118 0.00018 0.01176
Oct. 24, 2112 0.00018 0.01177
Oct. 31, 2109 0.00017 0.01175
Nov. 23, 2116 0.00017 0.01177
Dec. 23, 2109 0.00017 0.01174
Nov. 26, 2112 0.00017 0.01176
Nov. 12, 2110 0.00017 0.01176
April 3, 2075 0.00016 0.01174
Feb. 7, 2099 0.00016 0.01175
May 18, 2122 0.00015 0.01176
Aug. 28, 2075 0.00015 0.01174
May 29, 2115 0.00015 0.01177
Nov. 26, 2120 0.00015 0.01178
June 13, 2106 0.00014 0.01178
Dec. 2, 2110 0.00013 0.01176
May 21, 2119 0.00013 0.01177
Nov. 25, 2120 0.00013 0.01176
May 29, 2115 0.00013 0.01175
May 14, 2081 0.00012 0.01177
Nov. 30, 2111 0.00012 0.01176
Nov. 25, 2121 0.00012 0.01177
Nov. 24, 2100 0.00012 0.01176
Nov. 27, 2116 0.00012 0.01177
Nov. 27, 2118 0.00011 0.01175
Oct. 1, 2113 0.00011 0.01175
Aug. 5, 2108 0.00011 0.01175
Nov. 3, 2103 0.00011 0.01176
Nov. 25, 2119 0.00011 0.01176
Nov. 20, 2081 0.00010 0.01177
April 22, 2081 0.00010 0.01175
Nov. 30, 2115 0.00010 0.01176
Nov. 22, 2099 0.00010 0.01177
Oct. 29, 2096 0.00010 0.01176
May 26, 2119 0.00010 0.01175
Oct. 12, 2097 0.00010 0.01177
May 23, 2118 0.00009 0.01178
May 22, 2118 0.00009 0.01176
Nov. 26, 2118 0.00008 0.01175
Dec. 1, 2114 0.00008 0.01176
Feb. 20, 2076 0.00008 0.01175
July 6, 2116 0.00007 0.01174
March 2, 2117 0.00007 0.01177
Nov. 23, 2120 0.00007 0.01177
Nov. 25, 2112 0.00007 0.01177
Oct. 6, 2100 0.00007 0.01177
May 14, 2120 0.00007 0.01178
May 31, 2114 0.00007 0.01176
Nov. 27, 2120 0.00006 0.01174
Nov. 9, 2096 0.00006 0.01175
Nov. 14, 2091 0.00006 0.01175
Nov. 26, 2117 0.00005 0.01177
Nov. 1, 2105 0.00005 0.01177
Nov. 26, 2119 0.00005 0.01177
Aug. 21, 2095 0.00005 0.01172
Nov. 28, 2113 0.00004 0.01175
Feb. 18, 2101 0.00004 0.01174
Oct. 21, 2097 0.00004 0.01176
Oct. 12, 2104 0.00004 0.01176
Oct. 20, 2103 0.00003 0.01175
Nov. 20, 2103 0.00003 0.01177
Dec. 16, 2103 0.00003 0.01176
July 2, 2116 0.00003 0.01177
May 25, 2117 0.00003 0.01176
Nov. 8, 2098 0.00003 0.01175
June 15, 2106 0.00003 0.01176
Nov. 11, 2096 0.00003 0.01175
Oct. 20, 2112 0.00002 0.01174
Nov. 9, 2111 0.00002 0.01176
Oct. 25, 2097 0.00002 0.01177
Oct. 24, 2097 0.00002 0.01177
Nov. 12, 2104 0.00001 0.01176
Nov. 3, 2103 0.00001 0.01175
Nov. 21, 2081 0.00001 0.01177
June 11, 2117 0.00001 0.01175
Nov. 4, 2090 0.00001 0.01175

Images and Observations

2022 NX1's orbit is determined by observations dating back to July 2, 2022. It was last officially observed on Aug. 27, 2022. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 170 observations used to determine its orbit.

Accessibility and Exploration

2022 NX1 can be reached with a journey of 362 days. This trajectory would require a delta-v of 3.613 km/s. To put this into perspective, the delta-v to launch a rocket to Low-Earth Orbit is 9.7 km/s. There are 2,707,377 potential trajectories and launch windows to this asteroid.

See more at the NHATS Mission Trajectories table for 2022 NX1.

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Orbital Elements

  • Epoch: 2459800.5 JD
  • Semi-major axis: 1.006 AU
  • Eccentricity: 0.0196
  • Inclination: 1.14°
  • Longitude of Ascending Node: 286.06°
  • Argument of Periapsis: 182.68°
  • Mean Anomaly: 207.8°

Physical Characteristics

  • Diameter: ~0.012 km
  • Magnitude: 28.07

Derived Characteristics

  • Orbit Period: 369 days (1.01 years)
  • Avg. Orbit Speed: 29.66 km/s
  • Aphelion Distance: 1.03 AU
  • Perihelion Distance: 0.99 AU

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