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S/2001 U 2

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Sycorax
Discovery
Discovered by Matthew J. Holman
John J. Kavelaars
Dan Milisavljevic
Discovered in August 13 2001
Orbital characteristics
Mean radius 20,901,000 km
Eccentricity  ?
Orbital period  ? d
Inclination  ? °
Is a satellite of Uranus
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter 12 km
Surface area  ? km2
Mass Unknown kg
Mean density Unknown g/cm3
Surface gravity  ? m/s2
Rotation period  ?
Axial tilt  ?°
Albedo
Surface temp.
min mean max
 ? K  ? K  ? K
Atmospheric pressure 0 kPa

S/2001 U 2 is a natural satellite of Uranus. It was discovered by Matthew J. Holman, John J. Kavelaars and Dan Milisavljevic on August 13, 2001. Despite being seen again on September 21 and November 15 and even a year later on August 13 and September 5, 2002, it was eventually lost. It was finally recovered on September 24, 2003 by Scott S. Sheppard on images obtained by David C. Jewitt and himself on August 29-30 and September 20. Confirming observations were made by Holman on September 30.

Reference

  • IAUC 7980 (http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iauc/07900/07980.html)
  • IAUC 8213 (http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iauc/08200/08213.html)


Uranus' natural satellites

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Cordelia | Ophelia | Bianca | Cressida | Desdemona | Juliet | Portia | Rosalind | S/2003 U 2 | Belinda
S/1986 U 10 | Puck | S/2003 U 1 | Miranda | Ariel | Umbriel | Titania | Oberon | S/2001 U 3
Caliban | Stephano | Trinculo | Sycorax | S/2003 U 3 | Prospero | Setebos | S/2001 U 2

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