|Properties of the orbit ( animation )|
|Orbit type||Main belt asteroid|
|Major semi-axis||2.763 AU|
|Perihelion - aphelion||2.275 AU - 3.251 AU|
|Inclination of the orbit plane||11.7 °|
|Length of the ascending node||241.2 °|
|Argument of the periapsis||68.6 °|
|Time of passage of the perihelion||February 20, 2012|
|Sidereal period||4 a 216 d|
|Mean orbital velocity||17.8 km / s|
|Medium diameter||(38.6 ± 1.0) km|
|Rotation period||12.0 h|
|Absolute brightness||9.2 likes|
|Date of discovery||June 18, 1878|
|Source: Unless otherwise stated, the data comes from JPL Small-Body Database Browser . The affiliation to an asteroid family is automatically determined from the AstDyS-2 database . Please also note the note on asteroid items.|
(188) Menippe is an asteroid of the main asteroid belt discovered on June 18, 1878 by Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters .
The celestial body was named after Menippe , one of the Nereid daughters of the sea god Nereus from Greek mythology .
Menippe moves between 2.3 ( perihelion ) astronomical units to 3.3 astronomical units ( aphelion ) in 4.6 years around the sun . The orbit is inclined 11.7 ° to the ecliptic , the orbital eccentricity is 0.18.