# Laythe

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**Laythe** is one of the four natural satellites of Jool and its surface is mostly covered with seas.

## Characteristics

- Equatorial Radius: ~487 km

- Minimum Elevation: 0 m

- Maximum Elevation: ... m

- Mass: 2.9e22 kg

- Density: 59.656 g/cm³

- Surface Gravity: 8.16 m/s² or 0.83 g

- Gravitational parameter: 1.934e12 km³/s²

- Escape velocity from surface: 2818 m/s

- Rotation Period: ... hours; Rotation: ... degrees per hour, or ... m/s

## Orbital Characteristics

- Semi-Major Axis: 27,184 km

- Velocity: 3223.8 m/s

- Mean Anomaly at Epoch UT = ... radians

- Orbital Period: 14 hours, 43 minutes, 2 seconds

- Synodic Period from Jool's Surface: ... hours, ... minutes, ... seconds

- Sphere of influence: ~3700 km or 7.6 body radii

## Topography

Although mostly covered in liquid water, Laythe has scattered landmasses of rocky or sandy islands

## Atmosphere

This moon has an atmosphere, comparable in density to Kerbin's, which is roughly 50km thick.

With proper utilization of aerobraking near Jool and Laythe, it potentially requires the least delta-V of any of Jool's moons to reach. A periapsis of 119.5 km on a Jool approach will put your apoapsis roughly near Laythe's orbit.

## Changes

- Initial Release