|Discovery date 29 March 2006|
Observation arc 7667 days (20.99 yr)
Discovered 29 March 2006
Argument of perihelion 170.851°
|Minor planet category Apollo|
Asteroid group Apollo asteroid
|Aphelion 1.3793443 AU (206.34697 Gm)|
Semi-major axis 1.0012930 AU (149.79130 Gm)
Discovery site Kitt Peak National Observatory, Steward Observatory
Similar 2014 OL339, Solar System, 2003 YN107, 2002 AA29, (419624) 2010 SO16
(277810) 2006 FV35 is a small near-Earth asteroid in the Apollo asteroid family. It is a quasi-satellite of Earth. It is also notable for having a low delta-v requirement for rendezvous. Although its orbital period is almost exactly 1 year, the orbit of (277810) 2006 FV35 has a high eccentricity which causes it to cross the paths of both Venus and Mars.
With a semi-major axis of almost exactly 1 AU, (277810) 2006 FV35 has a relatively low transfer energy from Earth. The delta-v required to transfer to the asteroid varies between 11 and 13 km/s; this change in delta-v oscillates over an approximately 200-year period with the current transfer cost near its maximum of 13 km/s.