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Eeloo is a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_Planet Dwarf Planet] that was  released in version 0.18.2 as a Christmas gift to the KSP community. It is the seventh and farthest planet from [[Kerbol]] most of the time, though it's orbit intersects [[Jool]]'s, passing in front of it for a minority of its revolution period.  The two planets are also locked in a 3:2 resonance, that avoids possible collisions.
 
Eeloo is a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_Planet Dwarf Planet] that was  released in version 0.18.2 as a Christmas gift to the KSP community. It is the seventh and farthest planet from [[Kerbol]] most of the time, though it's orbit intersects [[Jool]]'s, passing in front of it for a minority of its revolution period.  The two planets are also locked in a 3:2 resonance, that avoids possible collisions.
  
Eeoloo's size and mass are very roughly comparable to that of the [[Mun]], as is its lack of atmosphere. The body is most likely an analogue of the ice moon [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europa_(moon) Europa] or the dwarf planet [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto_(dwarf_planet) Pluto], though both bodies are known to have a tenuous atmosphere.
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Eeoloo's size and mass are very roughly comparable to that of the [[Mun]], as is its lack of atmosphere. The physical characteristics of Eeloo are most likely an analogue of the ice moon [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europa_(moon) Europa] and its orbit to the dwarf planet [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto_(dwarf_planet) Pluto], though both bodies are known to have a tenuous atmosphere.
  
 
There are plans for Eeloo to become the moon of a second gas giant and have an active surface, with ''cryovolcanic'' phenomena.[[http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/showthread.php/35829-Eeloo-Discussion!?p=398040&viewfull=1#post398040]]
 
There are plans for Eeloo to become the moon of a second gas giant and have an active surface, with ''cryovolcanic'' phenomena.[[http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/showthread.php/35829-Eeloo-Discussion!?p=398040&viewfull=1#post398040]]

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Eeloo is a Dwarf Planet that was released in version 0.18.2 as a Christmas gift to the KSP community. It is the seventh and farthest planet from Kerbol most of the time, though it's orbit intersects Jool's, passing in front of it for a minority of its revolution period. The two planets are also locked in a 3:2 resonance, that avoids possible collisions.

Eeoloo's size and mass are very roughly comparable to that of the Mun, as is its lack of atmosphere. The physical characteristics of Eeloo are most likely an analogue of the ice moon Europa and its orbit to the dwarf planet Pluto, though both bodies are known to have a tenuous atmosphere.

There are plans for Eeloo to become the moon of a second gas giant and have an active surface, with cryovolcanic phenomena.[[1]]


Topography

The surface of Eeloo is relatively smooth and covered in ice, with deep canyons exposing the surface below. It is unclear if there are any peaks above 2 km high.

Orbits

A synchronous orbit is possible, at an altitude of ~683.9 km.

Reference Frames

Rotational/Inertial transition: ? m

Warp Minimum Altitude
5x 4 km
10x 4 km
50x 20 km
100x 30 km
1,000x 40 km
10,000x 70 km
100,000x 150 km


Gallery

Changes

0.18.2
  • Initial Release