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Calypso, Moon of Saturn

Calypso is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 2,371,369.91 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 380,100 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 11,389,880,091,538,700 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 0.5 g/cm3. Its volume is 22,836 km3.

Calypso was discovered on 1 March 1980 by P. Laques, J. Lecacheus.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Saturn is 1.888 days. The figure is also known as the sidereel period. The figure comes from N.A.S.A..

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 377,420 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Calypso is 110.6 km. The mean radius, that is the average radius of Calypso is 17.6 km. The surface area of Calypso is 3,892.56 km2. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.002 m/s2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 36,100.5 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Calypso orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 0.213 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0071, it is the degree at which Calypso orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Calypso Facts

Orbital Circumference2,371,369.91 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)380,100 km
Mass11,389,880,091,538,700 kg
Density0.5 g/cm3
Volume22,836 km3
Date of Discovery1 March 1980
DiscovererP. Laques, J. Lecacheus
Orbital Period1.888
Semi-Major Axis377,420 km
Equatorial Circumference110.6 km
Mean Radius17.6 km
Surface Area3,892.56 km2
Surface Gravity0.002 m/s2
Average Orbit Velocity36,100.5 km/h
Orbital Inclination0.213
Orbital Eccentricity0.0071

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