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Telesto, Moon of Saturn

Telesto is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. It is also know by other designations, SXIII, S/1980 S13. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 4,046,404,769,362,420 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 0.5. Its volume is 7986.

It was discovered in the year 1980 by B. Smith, H. Reitsema, S. Larson, and J. Fountain.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Saturn is 1.8878 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 12km. The value is the radius in km of the said object at the Equator.

The Escape Velocity of the object is 24 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 294.66, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Telesto is 77.9 km. The surface area of Telesto is 1,932.21. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.002. The Mean orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 40865.90 km/h. The is the average distance in km of the object is from its parent 294710.00.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Telesto orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 1.158 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0002, it is the degree at which Telesto orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Telesto Facts


TypeMoon
DesignationsSXIII, S/1980 S13
Mass (kg)4,046,404,769,362,420
Density (g/cm^3)0.5
Volume (km^3)7986
Orbital DirectionPrograde, same as the parents direction
Year of Discovery1980
DiscovererB. Smith, H. Reitsema, S. Larson, and J. Fountain
Orbital Period (days)1.8878
Equatorial Radius (km)12
Escape Velocity (km/h)24
Semi-Major Axis (10^3 km)294.66
Equatorial Circumference (km)77.9
Surface Area (km^2)1,932.21
Surface Gravity (m/s^2)0.002
Mean Orbit Velocity (km/h)40865.90
Average Orbit Distance (km)294710.00
Orbital Inclination (degrees)1.158
Orbital Eccentricity0.0002
Source(s)https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/moons/saturn-moons/telesto/in-depth/
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/saturniansatfact.html


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