Key Facts

  • Categorized as a Apollo-class Asteroid
  • Comparable in size to a school bus or smaller
  • Will pass within 15,775,268 km of Earth in 2022
  • Classified as a Near Earth Asteroid (NEA)
  • Not a Potentially Hazardous Object
  • See orbit simulation


2022 RR is a very small asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified 2022 RR 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 RR orbits the sun every 628 days (1.72 years), coming as close as 0.92 AU and reaching as far as 1.95 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2022 RR is probably between 0.022 to 0.100 kilometers in diameter, making it a small to average asteroid, very roughly comparable in size to a school bus or smaller.

Close Approaches

2022 RR's orbit is 0.04 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is a wide berth between this asteroid and Earth at all times.

2022 RR has 1 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:

Date Distance from Earth (km) Velocity (km/s)
Nov. 24, 2022 15,775,268 6.020

Images and Observations

2022 RR's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Sept. 1, 2022. It was last officially observed on Sept. 3, 2022. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 16 observations used to determine its orbit.

Accessibility and Exploration

2022 RR can be reached with a journey of 378 days. This trajectory would require a delta-v of 11.808 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 13 potential trajectories and launch windows to this asteroid.

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

Similar Objects

These objects have orbits that share similar characteristics to the orbit of 2022 RR:



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Orbital Elements

  • Epoch: 2459824.5 JD
  • Semi-major axis: 1.436 AU
  • Eccentricity: 0.3587
  • Inclination: 5.05°
  • Longitude of Ascending Node: 321.7°
  • Argument of Periapsis: 106.22°
  • Mean Anomaly: 309.52°

Physical Characteristics

  • Diameter: ~0.061 km
  • Magnitude: 24.46

Derived Characteristics

  • Orbit Period: 628 days (1.72 years)
  • Avg. Orbit Speed: 24.88 km/s
  • Aphelion Distance: 1.95 AU
  • Perihelion Distance: 0.92 AU

Map Comparison

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Orbit Simulation

Sky Map

The position of 2022 RR is indicated by a ◯ pink circle. Note that the object may not be in your current field of view. Use the controls below to adjust position, location, and time.

Size Rendering

The below comparison is an artistic rendering that uses available data on the diameter of 2022 RR to create an approximate landscape rendering with New York City in the background. This approximation is built for full-resolution desktop browsers. Shape, color, and texture of asteroid are imagined.