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(Asclepius)
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Asclepius as seen from orbit.
Planet of Kerbol
Orbital Characteristics
Semi-major axis 16 500 000 000 m [Note 1]
Apoapsis 16 541 250 000 m [Note 1]
Periapsis 16 458 750 000 m [Note 1]
Orbital eccentricity 0
Orbital inclination 0.001 °
Argument of periapsis 0.001 °
Longitude of the ascending node 0.001 °
Mean anomaly 4 rad (at 0s UT)
Sidereal orbital period 12 299 298 s
569 d 2 h 28 m 18.1 s
Synodic orbital period 36565294.9 s
Orbital Velocity 8 408 to 8 450 m/s
Physical Characteristics
Equatorial radius 220 000 m
Equatorial Circumference 1 382 301 m
Surface area 6.0821234×1011 m2
Mass 2.9464511×1021 kg
Standard gravitational parameter 1.9664850×1011 m3/s2
Density 66 060.611 kg/m3
Surface gravity 4.06 m/s2 (0.414 g)
Escape velocity 1 337.05 m/s
Sidereal rotation period 88 642.685 s
4 d 0 h 37 m 22.7 s
Solar day 89 286.182 s
4 d 0 h 48 m 6.2 s
Sidereal rotational velocity 15.594 m/s
Synchronous orbit 3 175.25 km
Sphere of influence 32 161 762 m[Note 1]
Atmospheric Characteristics
Atmosphere present ✓ Yes
Atmospheric Pressure 110.444 kPa
1.09 atm
Scale height 1 592 m
Atmospheric height 22 000 m
1.1×10-6 atm
Temperaturemin -98.18 °C 174.97 K
Temperaturemax 20.55 °C 293.7 K
Oxygen present ✓ Yes
Scientific multiplier
Surface 8
Lower atmosphere 5
Upper atmosphere 5
Near space 7
Outer space 5

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The distances are given from the bodies center not surface (unlike ingame)

WIP

http://i.imgur.com/N7XXosdl.png

Asclepius is a small, sandy, and fissured world, possessing a very thin oxygen atmosphere that only gets thick enough for planes to fly (or chutes to work) deep in the canyons!

Meant to be an easy to get to and fun planet to liven up the early game. Science values reflect that, and are low compared to other planets.

Asclepius  Orbital information

  • Asclepius orbits between Kerbin and Duna
  • Has 0° inclination. (same plane as Kerbin)
  • The optimum transfer angle from Kerbin to Asclepius is 23.2 degrees.
  • First departure window happens about 121 days into the stock game.
  • A skilled pilot can get an Asclepius intercept for 970 Δ/v from low kerbin orbit(LKO).
  • Circularization @ 50km into Asclepius orbit = 440 Δ/v (without aerobrake)
  • Ascent from Asclepius sea level to 50 Km orbit = 1355 Δ/v
  • Transfer from 50km Asclepius orbit to Kerbin intercept = 425 Δ/v
  • Orbital velocity @ 50km = 853.2 m/s.
  • Escape velocity = 1337 m/s.

Δ/v chart

http://i.imgur.com/Fd41d9Z.png

Asclepius Atmosphere information

  • The atmosphere on Asclepius starts at 22000m.
  • Very thin to begin with, but suddenly gets thicker at about 4000m.
  • Contains oxygen, and jet engines will work in the thick parts of the atmosphere.

Atmosphere Thickness vs. Alt. compared to Kerbin, and Duna

http://i.imgur.com/M0KV7LL.png

Asclepius Biomes

Biome Map

http://i.imgur.com/6B5SQmYh.jpg

  1. Red- Dunes
  2. Green- Minor Cracks
  3. Blue - Major Cracks
  4. Light Blue - Gooba Flats
  5. Black - Mount Mycraft (Microbiome NE of Gooba Flats)
  6. Yellow - North Pole Hole
  7. Magenta - South Pole Hole

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