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Atlas, Moon of Saturn

Atlas is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. It is also know by other designations, SXV, S/1980 S28. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 6,594,141,105,627,650 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 0.46. Its volume is 14422.

It was discovered in the year 1980 by R. Terrile, Voyager 1.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Saturn is 0.6019 days. The figure is also known as the sidereel period. The figure comes from N.A.S.A..

The Equatorial Radius of the object is 15km. The value is the radius in km of the said object at the Equator.

The Escape Velocity of the object is 27 km/h. The Escape Velocity is the speed an object needs to be travelling in order to break free from the objects gravity. The larger an object is, the more velocity (speed) is needed to break free from the object.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 137.67, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Atlas is 94.9 km. The surface area of Atlas is 2,865.26. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.002. The Mean orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 59870.30 km/h. The is the average distance in km of the object is from its parent 137670.00.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Atlas orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 0.3 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0012, it is the degree at which Atlas orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Atlas Facts


TypeMoon
DesignationsSXV, S/1980 S28
Mass (kg)6,594,141,105,627,650
Density (g/cm^3)0.46
Volume (km^3)14422
Orbital DirectionPrograde, same as the parents direction
Year of Discovery1980
DiscovererR. Terrile, Voyager 1
Orbital Period (days)0.6019
Equatorial Radius (km)15
Escape Velocity (km/h)27
Semi-Major Axis (10^3 km)137.67
Equatorial Circumference (km)94.9
Surface Area (km^2)2,865.26
Surface Gravity (m/s^2)0.002
Mean Orbit Velocity (km/h)59870.30
Average Orbit Distance (km)137670.00
Orbital Inclination (degrees)0.3
Orbital Eccentricity0.0012
Source(s)https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/moons/saturn-moons/atlas/in-depth/
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/saturniansatfact.html


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