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Calypso: Facts & Figures
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Discovered By
D. Pascu, P.K. Seidelmann, W. Baum, and D. Currie
Date of Discovery
1980
Orbit Size Around Saturn (semi-major axis)
Metric: 294,710 km
English: 183,124 miles
Periapsis (closest)
Metric: 294,563 km
Apoapsis (farthest)
Metric: 294,857 km
Orbit Circumference
Metric: 1,851,717.43 km
Average Orbit Velocity
Metric: 40,865.9 km/h
Orbit Eccentricity
0.0005
Orbit Inclination
1.499
Mean Radius
Metric: 10.7 km
By Comparison: 15.0 x 8.0 x 8.0 km, tri-axial
Equatorial Circumference
Metric: 67.2 km
Volume
Metric: 5,131 km3
Mass
Metric: 2,547,736,336,265,230 kg
Scientific Notation: 2.5477 x 1015 kg
Density
Metric: 0.5 g/cm3
Surface Area
Metric: 1,438.72 km2
Surface Gravity
Metric: 0.001 m/s2
Escape Velocity
Metric: 20 km/h
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Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013