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Calypso, Moon of Saturn

Calypso is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. It is also know by other designations, SXIV, S/1980 S25. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 2,547,736,336,265,230 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 0.5. Its volume is 5131.

It was discovered in the year 1980 by D. Pascu, P.K. Seidelmann, W. Baum, and D. Currie.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Saturn is 1.8878 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 11km. The value is the radius in km of the said object at the Equator.

The Escape Velocity of the object is 20 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 294.66, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Calypso is 67.2 km. The surface area of Calypso is 1,438.72. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.001. The Mean orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 40865.90 km/h. The is the average distance in km of the object is from its parent 294710.00.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Calypso orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 1.473 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0005, it is the degree at which Calypso orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Calypso Facts


TypeMoon
DesignationsSXIV, S/1980 S25
Mass (kg)2,547,736,336,265,230
Density (g/cm^3)0.5
Volume (km^3)5131
Orbital DirectionPrograde, same as the parents direction
Year of Discovery1980
DiscovererD. Pascu, P.K. Seidelmann, W. Baum, and D. Currie
Orbital Period (days)1.8878
Equatorial Radius (km)11
Escape Velocity (km/h)20
Semi-Major Axis (10^3 km)294.66
Equatorial Circumference (km)67.2
Surface Area (km^2)1,438.72
Surface Gravity (m/s^2)0.001
Mean Orbit Velocity (km/h)40865.90
Average Orbit Distance (km)294710.00
Orbital Inclination (degrees)1.473
Orbital Eccentricity0.0005
Source(s)https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/moons/saturn-moons/calypso/in-depth/
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/saturniansatfact.html


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