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Valetudo, Moon of Jupiter

Valetudo is a Moon that orbits round the planet Jupiter. It is also know by other designations, S/2006 J2.

It was discovered in the year 2017 by Scott Sheppard and others.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Jupiter is 533.3 days. The figure is also known as the sidereel period. The figure comes from N.A.S.A..

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 18980, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Valetudo orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 34 degrees.

Valetudo Facts


TypeMoon
DesignationsS/2006 J2
Orbital DirectionPrograde, same as the parents direction
Year of Discovery2017
DiscovererScott Sheppard and others
Orbital Period (days)533.3
Semi-Major Axis (10^3 km)18980
Orbital Inclination (degrees)34
Source(s)https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/joviansatfact.html
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/joviansatfact.html


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