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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.
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Eeloo is a [[w: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 its 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, which, coupled with their different inclinations, ensures they cannot collide.
  
Eeolo'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/Enceladus_(moon) Enceladus] 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.
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Eeloo is has 3.5% more gravity than the [[Mun]] and is very similar in size. Like the Mun, it has no atmosphere. The physical characteristics of Eeloo are most likely an analogue of the ice moon [[w:Enceladus (moon)|Enceladus]] and its orbit to the dwarf planet [[w: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]]
 
  
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There are plans for Eeloo to become the moon of a second gas giant and have an active surface, with ''cryovolcanic'' phenomena.<ref>http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/showthread.php/35829-Eeloo-Discussion!?p=398040&viewfull=1#post398040</ref>
  
 
== Topography ==
 
== Topography ==
The surface of Eeloo is relatively smooth and covered in ice, with deep canyons exposing the surface below. There are peaks at least higher than 2500 meters.
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The surface of Eeloo is relatively smooth and covered in ice, with deep canyons exposing the surface below. The highest points are near the equator and are almost 3.9 km high.
  
 
== Orbits ==
 
== Orbits ==
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== Communication ==
 
== Communication ==
Using the Remote Tech plugin path lenghts from Kerbin can reach up to around 127 million km resulting in a round trip delay longer then 14 minutes. Even at the closest approach the communicaton delay is more then 6 minutes.  
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Using the Remote Tech plugin, path lengths from Kerbin can reach up to around 127 million km, resulting in a round trip delay longer then 14 minutes. Even at the closest approach, the communication delay is more than 6 minutes.  
  
 
== Reference Frames ==
 
== Reference Frames ==
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== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
File:ProbeEeloo.jpg|A small probe on Eeloo
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ProbeEeloo.jpg|A small probe on Eeloo
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Sunset Eeloo.png|Sunset on Eeloo
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Eeloo_map_800.gif|A topographic height map of Eeloo as of {{version|0.18.2}}, made with the ISA MapSat plugin
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</gallery>
  
File:Sunset Eeloo.png|Sunset on Eeloo
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== Notes ==
 
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<references />
 
 
File:Eeloo_map_800.gif|A topografic height map of Eeloo as at Version 0.18.2 made with the ISA MapSat plugin
 
</gallery>
 
  
 
== Changes ==
 
== Changes ==

Revision as of 18:29, 7 January 2013

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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 its 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, which, coupled with their different inclinations, ensures they cannot collide.

Eeloo is has 3.5% more gravity than the Mun and is very similar in size. Like the Mun, it has no atmosphere. The physical characteristics of Eeloo are most likely an analogue of the ice moon Enceladus 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. The highest points are near the equator and are almost 3.9 km high.

Orbits

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

Communication

Using the Remote Tech plugin, path lengths from Kerbin can reach up to around 127 million km, resulting in a round trip delay longer then 14 minutes. Even at the closest approach, the communication delay is more than 6 minutes.

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

Notes

  1. http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/showthread.php/35829-Eeloo-Discussion!?p=398040&viewfull=1#post398040

Changes

0.18.2
  • Initial Release