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S/2006 S1, Moon of Saturn

S/2006 S1 is a Moon that orbits round Saturn rather than the Sun which our Earth orbits round. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 117,693,231.27 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 21,021,132 km. Its density has been calculated at being 2.3 g/cm3. Its volume is 2.3 g/cm3. It was discovered on 6 March 2006 by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 18,797,400 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of S/2006 S1 is 18.8 km. The mean radius of S/2006 S1 is 3.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km. The surface area of S/2006 S1 is 113.10 km2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 5,090.0 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which S/2006 S1 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 154.99 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.1183, it is the degree at which S/2006 S1 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

S/2006 S1 Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference117,693,231.27 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)21,021,132 km
Density2.3 g/cm3
Volume113 km3
Date of Discovery6 March 2006
DiscovererScott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt and Jan T. Kleyna
Semi-Major Axis18,797,400 km
Equatorial Circumference18.8 km
Mean Radius3.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.04) km
Surface Area113.10 km2
Average Orbit Velocity5,090.0 km/h
Orbital Inclination154.99
Orbital Eccentricity0.1183




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