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Note: Important moons have their own sections, which will be indicated by a dagger (†)


PLANETS

Xubol

A near-molten ball of salt and sand, Xubol is the first planet of the Kerbol System.

Physical parameters:

- Radius: 200 kilometers

- Rotation period: 2.5 hours

- Atmospheric density: 0.005 kb (kb = Kerbal Bars, equal to Kerbin\'s atmospheric pressure at sea level)

- Surface gravity: 0.2 g

Orbital parameters:

- Semimajor Axis: 2,243,970 kilometers

- Inclination: n/a

- Eccentricity: 0.425

Eve

The jewel of the system, Eve is a mysterious planet, covered in oceans of liquid mercury, clouds of deep violet, and rings of crystal.

Physical parameters:

- Radius: 800 kilometers

- Rotation period: 18 hours

- Atmospheric density: 1.5 kb

- Surface gravity: 1.35 g

Orbital parameters:

- Semimajor Axis: 9,723,870 kilometers

- Inclination: n/a

- Eccentricity: n/a

Moons:

- Faz (30km radius, 3,000km semimajor axis)

- Jall (200km, 8,000km)

Kerbin

The home of all Kerbals, and the only planet known to have life.

Physical parameters:

- Radius: 660 kilometers

- Rotation period: 6 hours

- Atmospheric density: 1.0 kb

- Surface gravity: 1.0 g

Orbital parameters:

- Semimajor Axis: 13,599,842 kilometers

- Inclination: n/a

- Eccentricity: n/a

Moons:

- Mun (200km, 11,400km)

- Rupa Minmus (60km, 30,500km)

Meander

A brilliant green gas planet, worshipped in years past as the god which created Kerbal-kind (it\'s green and so are they)

Physical parameters:

- Radius: 2,700 kilometers

- Rotation period: 8.5 hours

- Atmospheric density: 15.0 kb (at 50 km down)

Orbital parameters:

- Semimajor Axis: 19,447,740 kilometers

- Inclination: n/a

- Eccentricity: n/a

Moons:

- Haqua (150km, 6,350km)

- Egar†

- Lumowan (400km, 25,800km)

- Minor moons: 20+

Egar†

The second-largest moon of Meander, Egar is an interesting contrast. Half icy wasteland, half desert - enormous polar ice caps dominate this moon.

Physical parameters:

- Radius: 350 kilometers

- Rotation period: Tidally locked

- Atmospheric density: 0.025 kb

- Surface gravity: 0.7 g

Orbital parameters:

- Semimajor Axis: 13,500 kilometers

- Inclination: n/a

- Eccentricity: n/a

Toshakona Belt

A ring of debris large and small stretching from just outside Meander\'s orbit to just inside that of Juniper.

Sothebin

Upon discovery it was touted as a 'Second Kerbin' - but that frenzy died down quickly after discover that the dark patches on its surface were dried basaltic lava, not oceans.

Physical parameters:

- Radius: 720 kilometers

- Rotation period: 9 hours

- Atmospheric density: 0.8 kb

Orbital parameters:

- Semimajor Axis: 28,423,620 kilometers

- Inclination: 0.35°

- Eccentricity: 0.09

- Surface gravity: 3.4 g

Juni

The largest of the planets, Juni also boasts the largest ring system and most moons.

Physical parameters:

- Radius: 5,800 kilometers

- Rotation period: 9 hours

- Atmospheric density: 80 kb (at 50 km down)

Orbital parameters:

- Semimajor Axis: 28,423,620 kilometers

- Inclination: 0.35°

- Eccentricity: 0.09

Moons:

- Gax(230km, 34,400km)

- Tiberius†

- Minor moons: 30+

Junimu†

The largest known moon, and the only one with a ring system of its own, composed mostly of material stolen from the main rings of Juni.

Physical parameters:

- Radius: 600 kilometers

- Rotation period: 4.5 hours

- Atmospheric density: 0.8 kb

- Surface gravity: 0.8 g

Orbital parameters:

- Semimajor Axis: 59,000 kilometers

- Inclination: n/a

- Eccentricity: n/a

Mandrake & Rutherford

Possibly the strangest pair of planets this side of the galaxy, Mandrake and Rutherford are two brilliant blue gas planets orbiting one another, named for their siamese twin discoverer(s), Mandrake & Rutherford Kerman. How they formed is unknown, as is how long this configuration will last. Better hurry up!

Physical parameters:

- Radius: 3,100 kilometers & 2,900 kilometers respectively

- Rotation period: Tidally locked

- Atmospheric density: 20 kb (at 50 km down)

Orbital parameters (around Kerbol):

- Semimajor Axis: 67,663,175 kilometers

- Inclination: 1.5°

- Eccentricity: 0.015

Orbital parameters (around the other planet):

- Semimajor Axis: 38,500 kilometers

- Inclination: n/a

- Eccentricity: n/a

DWARF PLANETS

Harvest

A reddish-brown miniplanet, it shares Kerbin\'s orbit, occupying its L4 Lagrange Point.

Physical parameters:

- Radius: 80 kilometers

- Rotation period: 5 hours

- Atmospheric density: n/a

- Surface gravity: 0.02 g

Orbital parameters:

- Semimajor Axis: 13,680,255 kilometers

- Inclination: n/a

- Eccentricity: n/a

Ralph

An icy body, situated between Meander and Juniper.

Physical parameters:

- Radius: 110 kilometers

- Rotation period: 24 hours

- Atmospheric density: n/a

- Surface gravity: 0.12 g

Orbital parameters:

- Semimajor Axis: 37,399,500 kilometers

- Inclination: 8.6°

- Eccentricity: 0.15

Moons:

- Ralph Jr.(10km, 550km)

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Is this official? If not, then perhaps HarvesteR should take a look at it.

Excellent job on this. My mind is already racing with possibilities.

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I updated the first post with a bit of info on the actual design of the planets. It will be updated more as I make other things (like star maps, maybe)

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Nice chart. But it still looks a lot like our solarsystem. It would be nice, if it would also be a completely different system, regarding the distribution of rocky planets, asteroid belts, and the gas giants.

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The 8 planets thing isn't a mistake by the way. It's implying there's another planet out there that hasn't been found.

[glow=red,2,300][shadow=green,left]Planet X[/shadow][/glow]

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Nice chart. But it still looks a lot like our solarsystem. It would be nice, if it would also be a completely different system, regarding the distribution of rocky planets, asteroid belts, and the gas giants.

I'm trying to make it recognizable when compared to our solar system, but unique in most ways. I might expand upon it later, for the outer dwarf planets.

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Fascinating. :) I suppose Eve is some sort of 'Venus' with satellites?

Yes. But it's prettier because it's purple.

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thats cool man may be one day we can send exploration satelites out to these planets.

(in a addon from KSP, idea here ;P )

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I love this idea.

I absolutlely in love with the idea of doing an entire space program, not necessarily just launching rockets and shootin for the moon, but an entire program. Sending satelites and probes to other planets and moons, gathering data on their atmosphere and composition and designing landers and probes for those atmospheres...

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Nice chart. But it still looks a lot like our solarsystem. It would be nice, if it would also be a completely different system, regarding the distribution of rocky planets, asteroid belts, and the gas giants.

We could have completely alien planetary distributions in other, nearby systems. I like the idea of having the Kerbol system be fairly similar to the Sol system; it makes the game more accessible for new players. 'Oh, hey, it's familiar, but different, that's comforting, I can just use the tricks NASA did to get there!'

In fact, it'd provide us with a way to have both a consistent reference frame *and* randomness; make the Kerbol system and, say, the Proxima Kerbtauri system (about a light-year away, for a realistic distance that's close enough to make interstellar travel more feasible) be standardized in every game, but all other stars defined as 'within reach' would have random planetary systems instead of a specific one. That way, we have a nice, standard Kerbol system, and we know that we won't be disappointed when we go to the nearest star, but after that, we never know just what we'll get in another system!

It would also be great to have a Europa-like moon around Jaturn.

There already is one. Poosh.

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1 - Don't you mean Charles McReginald Charles 'Chuck' Mandrake?

2 - Egar is our planetary friend because once it helped us move. Also we play K-Box 360 every now and then.

3 - Surprisingly, U.B.O.R. is not named after its appearance, but after their discoverer Herr Doktor Werner von Useless Bits Of Rock.

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The link seems to be down at the moment, but I may a well ask; is Poosh named after the 'Lost Moon of Poosh'?

Heeey someone got it.

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One request would be a saturn type planet. If you can put it there.... if not! :P But good job so far :)

Er...

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