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Calypso, Moon of Saturn

Calypso is a Moon that orbits round Saturn rather than the Sun which our Earth orbits round. 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 0.5 g/cm3. It was discovered on 1 March 1980 by P. Laques, J. Lecacheus.

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 mass of the object is calculated at being 11,389,880,091,538,700 kg. The equatorial circumference of Calypso is 110.6 km. The mean 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


TypeMoon
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
Semi-Major Axis377,420 km
Mass11,389,880,091,538,700 kg
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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