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Pandora, Moon of Saturn

Pandora is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. It is also know by other designations, SXVII, S/1980 S26. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 138,476,963,218,181,000 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 0.49. Its volume is 282405.

It was discovered in the year 1980 by S. A. Collins, D. Carlson, Voyager 1.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Saturn is 0.6285 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 41km. The value is the radius in km of the said object at the Equator.

The Escape Velocity of the object is 77 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 141.7, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Pandora is 255.7 km. The surface area of Pandora is 20,816.07. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.006. The Mean orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 58985.80 km/h. The is the average distance in km of the object is from its parent 141720.00.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Pandora orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 0 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0042, it is the degree at which Pandora orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Pandora Facts


TypeMoon
DesignationsSXVII, S/1980 S26
Mass (kg)138,476,963,218,181,000
Density (g/cm^3)0.49
Volume (km^3)282405
Orbital DirectionPrograde, same as the parents direction
Year of Discovery1980
DiscovererS. A. Collins, D. Carlson, Voyager 1
Orbital Period (days)0.6285
Equatorial Radius (km)41
Escape Velocity (km/h)77
Semi-Major Axis (10^3 km)141.7
Equatorial Circumference (km)255.7
Surface Area (km^2)20,816.07
Surface Gravity (m/s^2)0.006
Mean Orbit Velocity (km/h)58985.80
Average Orbit Distance (km)141720.00
Orbital Inclination (degrees)0
Orbital Eccentricity0.0042
Source(s)https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/moons/saturn-moons/pandora/in-depth/
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/saturniansatfact.html


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