|Bop as seen from orbit.|
|Moon of Jool|
|Semi-major axis||128 500 000 m [Note 1]|
|Apoapsis||158 697 500 m [Note 1]|
|Periapsis||98 302 500 m [Note 1]|
|Orbital inclination||15 °|
|Argument of periapsis||25 °|
|Longitude of the ascending node||10 °|
|Mean anomaly||0.9 rad (at 0s UT)|
|Sidereal orbital period||544 507 s|
|25 d 1 h 15 m 7.4 s|
|Synodic orbital period||547 355.1 s|
|Orbital velocity||1 167 - 1 884 m/s|
|Longest time eclipsed||10 286 s|
|Equatorial radius||65 000 m|
|Equatorial circumference||408 407 m|
|Surface area||5.3092916×1010 m2|
|Standard gravitational parameter||2.4868349×109 m3/s2|
|Density||32 391.188 kg/m3|
|Surface gravity||0.589 m/s2 (0.06 g)|
|Escape velocity||276.62 m/s|
|Sidereal rotation period||544 507.43 s|
|25 d 1 h 15 m 7.4 s|
|Sidereal rotational velocity||0.75005 m/s|
|Synchronous orbit||2 588.17 km|
|Sphere of influence||1 221 060.9 m [Note 1]|
|Atmosphere present||× No|
Bop is one of the five natural satellites of Jool. It seems to be a captured asteroid and has certain similarities to Gilly, another presumably captured asteroid orbiting Eve. Bop has a large crater with a white rim. Some of its mountains rise to nearly 22 km above the surface, meaning any orbit below this could possibly impact the surface. It is comparable to Minmus in that, due to its low gravity, landing is relatively easy. This low gravity results in its bulged, irregular terrain. The brownish surface color may come from solid carbon or iron oxide within the harsh landscape.
|“||Bop is a small moon in the vicinity of Jool. In Kerbal mythology, Bop is believed to be the home of the Kraken, a mischievous creature said to play with the ships of hapless explorers, by spinning them out of control until torn asunder, then casting them into oblivion.||”|
Bop is mostly mountainous with very few flat surface areas. Due to a very low surface gravity, it is unable to achieve hydrostatic equilibrium. A noticeable feature on Bop is a very large impact crater on the northern hemisphere west to the prime meridian. The highest point on Bop is an astounding 21,758 m, marking the highest point above sea level in the Kerbol System. The point lies at 23.87° W and 64.57° N and is as high as Olympus Mons on Mars.
Bop has 5 biomes.
|Time warp||Minimum Altitude|
|5×||24 500 m|
|10×||24 500 m|
|50×||24 500 m|
|100×||40 000 m|
|1 000×||60 000 m|
|10 000×||80 000 m|
|100 000×||100 000 m|
- Bop looks very similar to Gilly in color and shape.
- In the ingame descriptions it is mentioned that Tylo was the first of Jool's moons known, discovered when Kerbals attempted to photograph Jool. However, Bop is said to exist in Kerbal mythology, implying - rather oddly - that cameras have been present on Kerbin since antiquity.
- Right, because the ancient Romans knew about the dwarf planet Pluto when they named that god.
- Added biomes
- Semi-major axis increased to prevent SOI intersection with Tylo
- Initial release