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Ijiraq, Moon of Saturn

Ijiraq is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. It is also know by other designations, SXXII, S/2000 S6. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 1,198,934,746,477,750 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 2.3. Its volume is 905.

Ijiraq was discovered on 23 September 2000 by Brett J. Gladman, John J. Kavelaars, Jean-Marc Petit, Hans Scholl, Matthew J. Holman, Brian G. Marsden, Phillip D. Nicholson, and Joseph A. Burns.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Saturn is 451 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 6km. The Equatorial Radius is based on the assumption of the Albedo value. The value is the radius in km of the said object at the Equator.

The albedo of the object is 0.06. The Albedo is the amount of radiation that is reflected back into space by the object.

The Escape Velocity of the object is 19 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 11120, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Ijiraq is 37.7 km. The surface area of Ijiraq is 452.39. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.002. The Mean orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 6230.40 km/h. The is the average distance in km of the object is from its parent 11367400.00.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Ijiraq orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 49.1 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

DesignationsSXXII, S/2000 S6
Mass (kg)1,198,934,746,477,750
Density (g/cm^3)2.3
Volume (km^3)905
Orbital DirectionPrograde, same as the parents direction
Date of Discovery23 September 2000
DiscovererBrett J. Gladman, John J. Kavelaars, Jean-Marc Petit, Hans Scholl, Matthew J. Holman, Brian G. Marsden, Phillip D. Nicholson, and Joseph A. Burns
Orbital Period (days)451
Equatorial Radius (km)6
Escape Velocity (km/h)19
Semi-Major Axis (10^3 km)11120
Equatorial Circumference (km)37.7
Surface Area (km^2)452.39
Surface Gravity (m/s^2)0.002
Mean Orbit Velocity (km/h)6230.40
Average Orbit Distance (km)11367400.00
Orbital Inclination (degrees)49.1
Orbital Eccentricity0.458

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