Rikkit

The prisoner of gaseous giant

Rikkit's highlights

1 day
= 12 hrs

1 year
= 1 day

Aphelion:
340 000 kms

Perihelion:
310 000 kms

Crust & Mantle:
Mainly silicates

Core:
Iron (expected)

Atmosphere:
None

Shortest orbital
period in PE31H

Parent Planet

Rikkit

Type: Moon, Rocky

Parent Planet: Herco

Order: 1st from the parent

Mass: 1,34e22kg

Mean Radius: 579 km

Mean Temperature: -40℃

Rikkit: a shiver of rock that became a stowaway

Rocky moon that is most likely a fragment of a massive celesial that crashed into Herco in the past, and de-orbited it closer to PE31H star. Many of these fragments, including Rikkit, got imprisoned by Herco's gravity and travelled with the planet to the centre of the system.

Drifting at sprinter's pace around its' parent, Rikkit gathered enough of Herco's rings material to create a visible gap in them. Loose silicate regolith on Rikkit's surface most likely comes from there.

Rikkit as a rock of this size, shouldn't be that heavy - hence it is expected that it has iron core, most likely liquid, as the moon's insides are heated up by the tidal forces caused by Herco's closeness.

Spaceships in Astronation world

Currently, there are six types of spaceships available:
Universal, Cargo, Fighter, Recovery, Research and Scout.
Each kind of the vehicle is better suited to complete a set of specific types of missions.