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S/2004 S17, Moon of Saturn

S/2004 S17 is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 121,200,183.62 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 22,970,332 km. Its density has been calculated at being 2.3 g/cm3. Its volume is 34 km3.

S/2004 S17 was discovered on 12 December 2004 by Scott S. Sheppard, David L. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 19,449,900 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of S/2004 S17 is 12.6 km. The mean radius, that is the average radius of S/2004 S17 is 2.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km. The surface area of S/2004 S17 is 50.27 km2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 4,977.4 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which S/2004 S17 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 167.968 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.181, it is the degree at which S/2004 S17 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

S/2004 S17 Facts

Orbital Circumference121,200,183.62 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)22,970,332 km
Density2.3 g/cm3
Volume34 km3
Date of Discovery12 December 2004
DiscovererScott S. Sheppard, David L. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna
Semi-Major Axis19,449,900 km
Equatorial Circumference12.6 km
Mean Radius2.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
Surface Area50.27 km2
Average Orbit Velocity4,977.4 km/h
Orbital Inclination167.968
Orbital Eccentricity0.181

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