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Moho is the innermost planet of the Kerbol star system and the Mercury analogue for Kerbal Space Program. It is similar to Dres and Eeloo in that it has no atmosphere and no natural satellites. As of 0.18, it is no longer tidally locked to Kerbol.

Moho has a slightly eccentric and inclined orbit, making it hard to reach. Furthermore, its lack of atmosphere (for aerobraking) and moons (for gravity assists) make it difficult to stop upon reaching it. These factors make a mission to Moho quite challenging. 


Moho's surface ranges from light brown highlands to dark brown Maria. It is heavily cratered, but less so than the moons of Kerbin and Jool, suggesting erosion. Because of the lack of an atmosphere on Moho, the primary suspect of Moho's erosion is volcanism. It is probable that Moho undergoes volcanic periods, induced by tidal friction with Kerbol. The fact that this occurs in periods, likely on a geologic timescale, is proven in that volcanism of Moho was removed in 0.18. It must have been discovered just before it stopped being volcanic. The vulcanism would lead to the filling up of craters.

Moho has two very deep wells at the geographic north and south pole of a, as yet, undetermined depth. Current analysis and probes dropped into the crater at the north pole revealed it to be more than 5 km deep before the probe crashed into the ever narrowing canyon walls. It is possible that these are volcanic tubes that are as of this moment dormant. Further analysis of the canyon walls is needed before a definitive answer can be presented.

Orbital StatisticsEdit

Mohosynchronous and semi-synchronous orbits are not possible — they would require altitudes of 18 182.00 km and 11 361.44 km respectively, outside of Moho's sphere of influence.

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Orbital Characteristics
Semi-Major Axis 5 263 138 304 m 
Apoapsis 6 315 765 980 m 
Periapsis 4 210 510 628 m 
Orbital Eccentricity 0.2
Orbital Inclination 7.0 °
Argument of periapsis {{{pe arg}}} °
Longitude of the ascending node {{{an arg}}} °
Mean Anomaly 3.16 rad (at 0s UT)
Siderial orbital period 2 215 754 s
25 d 15 h 29 m 14.2 s
Synodic orbital period 2 918 346 s
33 d 18 h 39 m 6.3 s
Orbital Velocity 12 186 to 18 279 m/s
Physical Characteristics
Equatorial Radius 250 000 m
Surface Area 7.8539816×1011 m2
Mass 2.5263617×1021 kg
Gravitational Parameter 1.6860938×1011 m3/s2
Density 38 599.963 kg/m3
Surface Gravity 2.70 m/s2
Escape Velocity 1 161.41 m/s
Sidereal Rotation Period 1 210 000.0 s
14 d 0 h 6 m 40 s
Sidereal Rotational Velocity 1.2982 m/s
Synchronous Orbit Outside sphere of influence
Sphere of Influence 11 206 449 m
Atmospheric Characteristics
Atmosphere Present No

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