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Ijiraq, Moon of Saturn

Ijiraq is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 67,516,066.88 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 16,573,669 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 1,198,934,746,477,750 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 2.3 g/cm3. Its volume is 905 km3.

Ijiraq was discovered on 23 September 2000 by Brett J. Gladman, John J. Kavelaars, Jean-Marc Petit, Hans Scholl, Matthew J. Holman, Brian G. Marsd. Its orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Saturn is 451.42 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 11,367,400 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 1,198,934,746,477,750 kg. The equatorial circumference of Ijiraq is 37.7 km. The mean radius of Ijiraq is 6.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.06) km. The surface area of Ijiraq is 452.39 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 6,230.4 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Ijiraq orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 47.123 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.458, it is the degree at which Ijiraq orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Ijiraq Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference67,516,066.88 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)16,573,669 km
Mass1,198,934,746,477,750 kg
Density2.3 g/cm3
Volume905 km3
Date of Discovery23 September 2000
DiscovererBrett J. Gladman, John J. Kavelaars, Jean-Marc Petit, Hans Scholl, Matthew J. Holman, Brian G. Marsd
Orbital Period451.42
Semi-Major Axis11,367,400 km
Mass1,198,934,746,477,750 kg
Equatorial Circumference37.7 km
Mean Radius6.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.06) km
Surface Area452.39 km2
Surface Gravity0.002 m/s2
Average Orbit Velocity6,230.4 km/h
Orbital Inclination47.123
Orbital Eccentricity0.458


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