Satellites

General Characteristics of Satellites:

  • The largest satellites have surface areas of about 502,654 sq. meters (5,410,531 sq. feet). They are about 400 meters in diameter, and about 1,256 meters (4,121 feet, just under a mile) around the equator.
  • The smallest satellites have surfaces areas of about 1,963 sq. meters (21,134 sq. feet), which is about half an acre. They are about 25 meters in diameter, and 78 meters (256 feet) around the equator. Running around the entire globe can be done in less than a minute, as it is only about 85 yards. It would take an unencumbered human character just over four turns of full movement to circle the globe.
  • Satellites have no standard day length. Days can be very erratic, due to the fact that they are orbiting around both their parent planet and the star. Nighttime on satellites is often quite bright due to reflected light from the parent planet or other satellites.
  • The climate on most satellites tends to be dry, very much like the Nether. The surface temperature is determined by how far the parent planet is from the star.
  • All satellites have low gravity.
  • For information on a specific satellite, go to the article about its parent planet.

Satellites

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