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Erriapus, Moon of Saturn

Erriapus is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. It is also know by other designations, SXXVIII, S/2000 S10. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 764,320,900,879,568 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 2.3. Its volume is 524.

It was discovered in the year 2000 by B. Gladman, J. Kavelaars, J.-M. Petit, H. Scholl, M. Holman, B.G. Marsden, P. Nicholson and J.A. Burns.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Saturn is 871 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 5km. The value is the radius in km of the said object at the Equator.

The Escape Velocity of the object is 16 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 17340, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Erriapus is 31.4 km. The surface area of Erriapus is 314.16. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.002. The Mean orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 4992.20 km/h. The is the average distance in km of the object is from its parent 17611400.00.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Erriapus orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 34.6 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.4676, it is the degree at which Erriapus orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Erriapus Facts

DesignationsSXXVIII, S/2000 S10
Mass (kg)764,320,900,879,568
Density (g/cm^3)2.3
Volume (km^3)524
Orbital DirectionPrograde, same as the parents direction
Year of Discovery2000
DiscovererB. Gladman, J. Kavelaars, J.-M. Petit, H. Scholl, M. Holman, B.G. Marsden, P. Nicholson and J.A. Burns
Orbital Period (days)871
Equatorial Radius (km)5
Escape Velocity (km/h)16
Semi-Major Axis (10^3 km)17340
Equatorial Circumference (km)31.4
Surface Area (km^2)314.16
Surface Gravity (m/s^2)0.002
Mean Orbit Velocity (km/h)4992.20
Average Orbit Distance (km)17611400.00
Orbital Inclination (degrees)34.6
Orbital Eccentricity0.4676

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