Bop is one of the five natural satellites of Jool. It is very similar to Gilly. Bop has a large crater with a white rim. Some of its mountains rise as high as 20 km above the surface. Bop gains its shape of a brown crunched up ball of paper is caused by its low gravity. The brownish color may come from solid carbon, iron oxide.
Bop is the only satellite of Jool that permits a geosynchronous orbit. Because of its fast rotation (3.6 hours per rotation), the optimum altitude for geosynchronous orbit is 154417.9 meters, well within the sphere of influence of the body (993003 meters). This moon is considered a Captured Asteroid.
Rotational/Inertial transition: 100,000 m
It is unwise to Orbit at an altitude of under 10km, as you will almost always encounter a mountain.
A Bop Hopper probe nestled in a valley.
- Semi-major axis increased to prevent SOI intersection with Tylo
- Initial Release