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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.
 
Eeloo_map_800.gif | A topographic height map of Eeloo as of {{version|0.18.2}}, made with the ISA MapSat plugin.
 
screenshot147.png | A probe on Eeloo near midday.
 
screenshot147.png | A probe on Eeloo near midday.
2013-08-13_00008.png | A successful landing party on Eeloo.  As you can see, Jonwig is having the time of his life.  Note: contrast has been scaled up considerably.
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2013-08-13_00008.png | A successful landing party on Eeloo.
 
Lander and rover on Eeloo.jpg | A crew of very brave kerbonauts and a rover on the surface of Eeloo at sunset.
 
Lander and rover on Eeloo.jpg | A crew of very brave kerbonauts and a rover on the surface of Eeloo at sunset.
 
EelooOrbit.png | A mid-size interplanetary spaceship orbiting Eeloo at a distance of around 250km.
 
EelooOrbit.png | A mid-size interplanetary spaceship orbiting Eeloo at a distance of around 250km.

Revision as of 21:44, 12 September 2013

Eeloo/Data

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 locked in a 3:2 resonance, which, coupled with their different inclinations, ensures they cannot collide.

Eeloo has just 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 is similar to that of Pluto, though both bodies are known to have a tenuous atmosphere. Eeloo's appearance is reminiscent of the Galilean Moon Europa.

Topography

The surface of Eeloo is relatively smooth and covered in gray-white ice, with deep canyons exposing the brownish rock below. A few craters are visible, but not nearly as one might expect for a body without an atmosphere. Its highest points are near the equator and are almost 3.9 km high, while the lower areas can go lower than sea level.

Eeloo's surface lacks ground scatter.

Orbits

Eeloo's far and large orbit, in addition to its low gravity, make encounters challenging. Its distance from Kerbin also tends to make missions very lengthy.

A synchronous orbit around Eeloo 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 Gm (127 billion meters), resulting in a round trip delay longer than 14 minutes. Even at the closest approach, the communication delay is more than 6 minutes.

Planned Features

There are plans for Eeloo to become the moon of a second gas giant and have an active surface, with cryovolcanic phenomena.[1] It is unknown what Eeloo's parent planet will look like.

Reference Frames

Time warp Minimum Altitude
Any
5× 4 000 m
10× 4 000 m
50× 20 000 m
100× 30 000 m
1 000× 40 000 m
10 000× 70 000 m
100 000× 150 000 m


Gallery

Notes

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

Changes

0.18.2
  • Initial Release