Cordelia was named after the daughter of King Lear in Shakespeare's play King Lear. Cordelia is one of the smaller moons in the Solar System and is the innermost known moon of Uranus. It has a diameter of 15 kilometers (9 miles) and is 49,750 kilometers (30,910 miles) from the center of Uranus. Cordelia acts as the inner shepherd satellite for Uranus' epsilon ring.
Discovered by Voyager 2
Date of discovery 1986
Mass (kg) ?
Equatorial radius (km) 13
Equatorial radius (Earth = 1) 2.0383e-03
Mean density (gm/cm^3) ?
Mean distance from Uranus (km) 49,750
Rotational period (days) ?
Orbital period (days) 0.335033
Mean orbital velocity (km/sec) 10.80
Orbital eccentricity 0.000
Orbital inclination (degrees) 0.14
Visual geometric albedo 0.07
Magnitude (Vo) 24.1
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