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Space Topics: Cassini-Huygens

Cassini’s Tour of the Saturn System

Saturn family portrait (or, the view from Iapetus)
The view from Iapetus
From a distance of roughly three million kilometers (two million miles), Cassini contemplated almost the entire system of Saturn, its rings, and its moons. Credit: NASA / JPL / SSI
To visualize Cassini's tour, be sure to check out the "Cassini at Saturn Interactive Explorer" at the JPL website!

Update January 4, 2008: The table has been overhauled with complete information on the extended mission, which begins on July 1, 2008.

During its 6-Earth-year mission within the Saturn system, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will orbit the planet more than 134 times. However, Cassini does not keep to one placid circular path around Saturn. In order to view Saturn, its rings, its moons, and its magnetosphere from every possible angle, Cassini will use its rockets and a total of 70 gravity-assist flybys of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, to tweak the orbit's size, period, speed, inclination, and distance from Saturn.

Each of Saturn's moons orbits the planet at a different speed and distance, so in order to place Cassini at the right place at the right time to observe a moon, Cassini's navigators have to perform rocket firings to fine-tune the spacecraft's orbit. Any moon encounter that is set up with such a rocket firing is called a targeted flyby. Targeted flybys usually have close-approach distances within 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) and can be closer than 25 kilometers (15 miles) to the icy moons, but targeted flybys of Titan can be no closer than 950 kilometers (590 miles) because of its extended atmosphere. There are 70 targeted flybys of Titan, eight of Enceladus, and fewer of the other moons. In addition to these targeted flybys, Cassini also takes advantage of lucky alignments, when Cassini's path happens to take it relatively close to a moon, to perform nontargeted flybys. Nontargeted flybys are typically much more distant than targeted flybys.

The primary mission is split into seven main phases. Within each phase, Cassini's orbit is designed for specific science goals. They are:

Past mission phases   Present and Future mission phases

Approach
late 2002 to June 2004

  Rings and MAPS
August 31, 2007 to July 1, 2008

Orbit Insertion and Huygens Mission
June 2004 to February 15, 2005

  Extended Mission
July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2010
Ring Occultation Sequences
February 15 to September 7, 2005
   
Icy Satellites and Magnetotail
September 7, 2005, to July 22, 2006
 

Jump to year:
2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007
2008 - 2009 - 2010

180-Degree Transfer; Rings and MAPS
July 22, 2006, to June 30, 2007
 
Iapetus Flyby and Icy Satellites
June 30 to September 14, 2007
   
Cassini's four-year tour of the Saturn system
Cassini's four-year tour of the Saturn system
The left panel looks down upon the Saturn system from above Saturn's north pole, perpendicular to the rings. The Sun shines toward saturn from the right (the positive X direction). The right panel looks across at the Saturn system in a view parallel to the rings, again with the Sun toward the right. The units along the X, Y, and Z axes are "Rs" or "Saturn Radii," that is, half the width of Saturn, or 60,330 kilometers. The dotted white circles in the left view show the orbits of Iapetus (bigger circle) and Titan (smaller circle). The colored ovals show the circuitous path of Cassini through the Saturn system. Different colors represent different phases of the mission. The small yellow circle at the very center shows the position of Saturn's rings. Credit: NASA / JPL


Approach (COMPLETED)

late 2002 to June 2004

Cassini captured its first image of Saturn on October 21, 2002. During the approach, navigators used the cameras to refine the orbits of the moons and scientists performed tests with their instruments from afar to determine what instrument settings would be appropriate for each planet, ring, and moon target.

Orbit Insertion and Huygens Mission (COMPLETED)

June 2004 to February 15, 2005

On its way in to Saturn orbit, Cassini flew by the outermost large moon, Phoebe, and then completed a daring pass through and over the ring system during its orbit insertion on June 30. The next three orbits, numbered A through C, included the first three flybys of Titan as well as good views of Mimas, Enceladus, Rhea, Tethys, Dione, and Iapetus. The phase culminated in the successful Huygens descent to the surface of Titan on January 14.

Cassini's tour: Orbit insertion and Huygens mission, May 14, 2004 to February 15, 2005
The solid white curve shows the circuitous path of Cassini through the Saturn system. Cassini approached Saturn from below and ahead of the planet (on its dawn side). Credit: NASA / JPL
Fri, Jun 11, 2004
2004-163T19:34
TARGETED FLYBY OF PHOEBE (00PH [P1])
Inbound 2068 km flyby, speed = 6.4 km/s, phase = 24°
Thu, Jul 1, 2004
2004-183T00:30
Nontargeted flyby of MIMAS (00MI)
Inbound 76488 km flyby, speed = 22.3 km/s, phase = 80°
Thu, Jul 1, 2004
2004-183T00:46
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 2.628 Saturn radii ( 158525 km)
Thu, Jul 1, 2004
2004-183T01:12
Saturn Orbit Insertion
Thu, Jul 1, 2004
2004-183T02:38
Periapsis Rev 0
r = 1.3 Saturn radii, lat = 17°, phase = 94°
Thu, Jul 1, 2004
2004-183T04:34
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.632 Saturn radii ( 158780 km)
Fri, Jul 2, 2004
2004-184T09:29
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (00TI)
Outbound 339120 km flyby, speed = 8.3 km/s, phase = 67°
Mon, Jul 5, 2004
2004-187T04:21
Begin solar conjunction
Mon, Jul 12, 2004
2004-194T12:52
End solar conjunction
Fri, Aug 27, 2004
2004-240T08:57
Apoapsis Rev a
period = 124.1 days, inclination = 17.6°, r = 150.8 Saturn radii, phase = 87°
Tue, Oct 26, 2004
2004-300T15:30
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (0ATI [TA])
Inbound 1174 km flyby, speed = 6.1 km/s, phase = 91°
Tue, Oct 26, 2004
2004-300T16:53
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.506 Saturn radii (1176788 km)
Thu, Oct 28, 2004
2004-302T10:20
Periapsis Rev a
r = 6.2 Saturn radii, lat = 12°, phase = 104°
Thu, Oct 28, 2004
2004-302T20:01
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 8.082 Saturn radii ( 487587 km)
Sun, Nov 21, 2004
2004-326T08:41
Apoapsis Rev b
period = 47.9 days, inclination = 13.8°, r = 78.1 Saturn radii, phase = 77°
Mon, Dec 13, 2004
2004-348T11:38
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (0BTI [TB])
Inbound 1192 km flyby, speed = 6.1 km/s, phase = 102°
Mon, Dec 13, 2004
2004-348T14:58
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 18.860 Saturn radii (1137804 km)
Wed, Dec 15, 2004
2004-350T01:41
Nontargeted flyby of DIONE (0BDI)
Inbound 72069 km flyby, speed = 5.3 km/s, phase = 84°
Wed, Dec 15, 2004
2004-350T05:02
Nontargeted flyby of MIMAS (0BMI)
Inbound 106748 km flyby, speed = 1.6 km/s, phase = 90°
Wed, Dec 15, 2004
2004-350T05:51
Periapsis Rev b
r = 4.8 Saturn radii, lat = 4°, phase = 108°
Wed, Dec 15, 2004
2004-350T11:03
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 5.750 Saturn radii ( 346894 km)
Sat, Dec 25, 2004
2004-360T02:00
Huygens Probe Release
Fri, Dec 31, 2004
2004-366T07:02
Apoapsis Rev c
period = 31.9 days, inclination = 5.3°, r = 59.7 Saturn radii, phase = 72°
Fri, Dec 31, 2004
2004-366T18:49
Nontargeted flyby of IAPETUS (0CIA)
Inbound 123402 km flyby, speed = 2.0 km/s, phase = 94°
Fri, Jan 14, 2005
2005-014T09:06
Huygens Probe Entry
Fri, Jan 14, 2005
2005-014T11:12
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (0CTI [TC])
Inbound 60003 km flyby, speed = 5.4 km/s, phase = 93°
Fri, Jan 14, 2005
2005-014T17:05
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 18.360 Saturn radii (1107640 km)
Sun, Jan 16, 2005
2005-016T06:08
Nontargeted flyby of MIMAS (0CMI)
Inbound 107629 km flyby, speed = 1.3 km/s, phase = 100°
Sun, Jan 16, 2005
2005-016T06:25
Periapsis Rev c
r = 4.8 Saturn radii, lat = 4°, phase = 106°
Sun, Jan 16, 2005
2005-016T11:58
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 5.905 Saturn radii ( 356224 km)
Tue, Feb 1, 2005
2005-032T03:26
Apoapsis Rev c
period = 31.8 days, inclination = 5.2°, r = 59.3 Saturn radii, phase = 74°


Ring Occultation Sequences (COMPLETED)

February 15 to September 7, 2005

During this phase, including orbits 3 to 14, Cassini probed the fine structure of the rings. High-resolution images, movies, and radio and stellar occultations of the rings and ring-moons showed complex ringlets and wave structures. There were four Titan flybys, and three close passes by Enceladus that yielded the discovery of active vents at its south pole. Pandora, Epimetheus, Mimas, Tethys, Dione, Rhea, and Hyperion received more distant scrutiny.

Cassini's tour: Ring Occultation Sequences, February 15 to September 7, 2005
The orange curves show Cassini's path. Cassini began in an equatorial orbit, but dipped to an inclined orbit, which it then repeated seven times. Credit: NASA / JPL
Tue, Feb 15, 2005
2005-046T06:58
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (03TI [T3])
Inbound 1579 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 99°
Thu, Feb 17, 2005
2005-048T00:50
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.499 Saturn radii ( 211083 km)
Thu, Feb 17, 2005
2005-048T00:57
Periapsis Rev 3
r = 3.5 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 115°
Thu, Feb 17, 2005
2005-048T03:30
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (03EN [E0])
Outbound 1264 km flyby, speed = 6.7 km/s, phase = 113°
Sat, Feb 26, 2005
2005-057T04:20
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 43.973 Saturn radii (2652921 km)
Sun, Feb 27, 2005
2005-058T06:20
Apoapsis Rev 3
period = 20.5 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 44.3 Saturn radii, phase = 65°
Wed, Mar 9, 2005
2005-068T09:08
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (04EN [E1])
Inbound 500 km flyby, speed = 6.6 km/s, phase = 43°
Wed, Mar 9, 2005
2005-068T10:48
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.559 Saturn radii ( 214703 km)
Wed, Mar 9, 2005
2005-068T11:40
Periapsis Rev 4
r = 3.5 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 115°
Wed, Mar 9, 2005
2005-068T11:44
Nontargeted flyby of TETHYS (04TE)
Outbound 82868 km flyby, speed = 6.9 km/s, phase = 64°
Mon, Mar 14, 2005
2005-073T16:39
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 36.898 Saturn radii (2226030 km)
Sat, Mar 19, 2005
2005-078T17:35
Apoapsis Rev 4
period = 20.5 days, inclination = 0.2°, r = 44.4 Saturn radii, phase = 65°
Tue, Mar 29, 2005
2005-088T18:46
Nontargeted flyby of TETHYS (05TE)
Inbound 108641 km flyby, speed = 12.2 km/s, phase = 124°
Tue, Mar 29, 2005
2005-088T20:32
Nontargeted flyby of ENCELADUS (05EN)
Inbound 55577 km flyby, speed = 9.7 km/s, phase = 134°
Tue, Mar 29, 2005
2005-088T22:59
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.531 Saturn radii ( 213011 km)
Tue, Mar 29, 2005
2005-088T23:25
Nontargeted flyby of EPIMETHEUS (05EP)
Inbound 62013 km flyby, speed = 2.3 km/s, phase = 102°
Tue, Mar 29, 2005
2005-088T23:38
Periapsis Rev 5
r = 3.5 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 114°
Thu, Mar 31, 2005
2005-090T20:05
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (05TI [T4])
Outbound 2404 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 66°
Thu, Mar 31, 2005
2005-090T22:06
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 21.275 Saturn radii (1283535 km)
Wed, Apr 6, 2005
2005-096T23:32
Apoapsis Rev 5
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 7.4°, r = 38.0 Saturn radii, phase = 72°
Thu, Apr 14, 2005
2005-104T22:16
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 2.734 Saturn radii ( 164959 km)
Thu, Apr 14, 2005
2005-104T23:16
Periapsis Rev 6
r = 2.6 Saturn radii, lat = 3°, phase = 108°
Fri, Apr 15, 2005
2005-105T01:25
Nontargeted flyby of MIMAS (06MI)
Outbound 82489 km flyby, speed = 14.0 km/s, phase = 94°
Sat, Apr 16, 2005
2005-106T19:12
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (06TI [T5])
Outbound 1027 km flyby, speed = 6.1 km/s, phase = 127°
Sat, Apr 16, 2005
2005-106T19:58
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.890 Saturn radii (1260309 km)
Sat, Apr 23, 2005
2005-113T23:30
Apoapsis Rev 6
period = 18.2 days, inclination = 21.7°, r = 40.6 Saturn radii, phase = 65°
Mon, May 2, 2005
2005-122T21:48
Nontargeted flyby of TETHYS (07TE)
Inbound 51858 km flyby, speed = 9.3 km/s, phase = 110°
Mon, May 2, 2005
2005-122T23:36
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.895 Saturn radii ( 234996 km)
Tue, May 3, 2005
2005-123T01:43
Periapsis Rev 7
r = 3.6 Saturn radii, lat = 12°, phase = 115°
Wed, May 4, 2005
2005-124T05:37
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (07TI)
Outbound 864240 km flyby, speed = 10.3 km/s, phase = 154°
Thu, May 5, 2005
2005-125T02:07
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 21.422 Saturn radii (1292372 km)
Thu, May 12, 2005
2005-132T03:52
Apoapsis Rev 7
period = 18.2 days, inclination = 21.9°, r = 40.6 Saturn radii, phase = 65°
Sat, May 21, 2005
2005-141T03:54
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.903 Saturn radii ( 235467 km)
Sat, May 21, 2005
2005-141T06:02
Periapsis Rev 8
r = 3.6 Saturn radii, lat = 12°, phase = 114°
Sat, May 21, 2005
2005-141T08:13
Nontargeted flyby of ENCELADUS (08EN)
Outbound 101968 km flyby, speed = 8.8 km/s, phase = 86°
Mon, May 23, 2005
2005-143T05:45
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 21.229 Saturn radii (1280742 km)
Mon, May 30, 2005
2005-150T08:21
Apoapsis Rev 8
period = 18.2 days, inclination = 21.9°, r = 40.6 Saturn radii, phase = 66°
Mon, Jun 6, 2005
2005-157T19:05
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (09TI)
Inbound 425570 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 83°
Wed, Jun 8, 2005
2005-159T08:26
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.914 Saturn radii ( 236127 km)
Wed, Jun 8, 2005
2005-159T09:57
Nontargeted flyby of PALLENE (09PL)
Inbound 64544 km flyby, speed = 7.0 km/s, phase = 56°
Wed, Jun 8, 2005
2005-159T10:36
Periapsis Rev 9
r = 3.6 Saturn radii, lat = 12°, phase = 114°
Fri, Jun 10, 2005
2005-161T09:08
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.903 Saturn radii (1261052 km)
Fri, Jun 17, 2005
2005-168T13:12
Apoapsis Rev 9
period = 18.2 days, inclination = 21.8°, r = 40.7 Saturn radii, phase = 66°
Wed, Jun 22, 2005
2005-173T12:37
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (10TI)
Inbound 920615 km flyby, speed = 3.7 km/s, phase = 65°
Sun, Jun 26, 2005
2005-177T07:10
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (10TI)
Inbound 874592 km flyby, speed = 7.7 km/s, phase = 111°
Sun, Jun 26, 2005
2005-177T13:29
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.934 Saturn radii ( 237361 km)
Sun, Jun 26, 2005
2005-177T15:42
Periapsis Rev 10
r = 3.6 Saturn radii, lat = 12°, phase = 113°
Tue, Jun 28, 2005
2005-179T13:44
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.761 Saturn radii (1252540 km)
Tue, Jul 5, 2005
2005-186T18:57
Apoapsis Rev 10
period = 18.3 days, inclination = 21.8°, r = 40.7 Saturn radii, phase = 67°
Thu, Jul 14, 2005
2005-195T19:55
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (11EN [E2])
Inbound 168 km flyby, speed = 8.2 km/s, phase = 64°
Thu, Jul 14, 2005
2005-195T19:56
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.947 Saturn radii ( 238116 km)
Thu, Jul 14, 2005
2005-195T20:55
Nontargeted flyby of EPIMETHEUS (11EP)
Inbound 76773 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 84°
Thu, Jul 14, 2005
2005-195T22:10
Periapsis Rev 11
r = 3.6 Saturn radii, lat = 13°, phase = 113°
Sat, Jul 16, 2005
2005-197T19:43
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.630 Saturn radii (1244592 km)
Wed, Jul 20, 2005
2005-201T04:31
Begin solar conjunction
Sun, Jul 24, 2005
2005-205T01:57
Apoapsis Rev 12
period = 18.3 days, inclination = 21.8°, r = 40.8 Saturn radii, phase = 67°
Wed, Jul 27, 2005
2005-208T09:48
End solar conjunction
Tue, Aug 2, 2005
2005-214T03:33
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.948 Saturn radii ( 238184 km)
Tue, Aug 2, 2005
2005-214T04:21
Nontargeted flyby of MIMAS (12MI)
Inbound 61149 km flyby, speed = 6.1 km/s, phase = 58°
Tue, Aug 2, 2005
2005-214T05:17
Nontargeted flyby of PROMETHEUS (12PM)
Inbound 84970 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 111°
Tue, Aug 2, 2005
2005-214T05:48
Periapsis Rev 12
r = 3.6 Saturn radii, lat = 13°, phase = 112°
Tue, Aug 2, 2005
2005-214T15:55
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (12TI)
Outbound 939763 km flyby, speed = 6.5 km/s, phase = 35°
Thu, Aug 4, 2005
2005-216T02:39
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.428 Saturn radii (1232411 km)
Sat, Aug 6, 2005
2005-218T12:33
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (12TI)
Outbound 837688 km flyby, speed = 3.8 km/s, phase = 62°
Thu, Aug 11, 2005
2005-223T08:29
Apoapsis Rev 13
period = 18.2 days, inclination = 21.9°, r = 40.7 Saturn radii, phase = 68°
Sat, Aug 20, 2005
2005-232T07:02
Nontargeted flyby of TETHYS (13TE)
Inbound 122850 km flyby, speed = 12.4 km/s, phase = 123°
Sat, Aug 20, 2005
2005-232T09:00
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.930 Saturn radii ( 237122 km)
Sat, Aug 20, 2005
2005-232T11:15
Periapsis Rev 13
r = 3.6 Saturn radii, lat = 13°, phase = 112°
Mon, Aug 22, 2005
2005-234T07:31
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.270 Saturn radii (1222892 km)
Mon, Aug 22, 2005
2005-234T08:54
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (13TI [T6])
Outbound 3660 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 44°
Sun, Aug 28, 2005
2005-240T12:02
Apoapsis Rev 14
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 15.6°, r = 37.8 Saturn radii, phase = 75°
Mon, Sep 5, 2005
2005-248T10:39
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 2.928 Saturn radii ( 176674 km)
Mon, Sep 5, 2005
2005-248T11:31
Nontargeted flyby of PANDORA (14PA)
Inbound 51941 km flyby, speed = 7.0 km/s, phase = 57°
Mon, Sep 5, 2005
2005-248T11:51
Periapsis Rev 14
r = 2.7 Saturn radii, lat = 8°, phase = 105°
Wed, Sep 7, 2005
2005-250T06:46
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.226 Saturn radii (1220212 km)


Icy Satellites and Magnetotail

September 7, 2005, to July 22, 2006

Orbits 14 through 26 lie in the plane of the rings and moons. Cassini got the best views during the mission of many of the icy satellites, including Calypso, Tethys, Telesto, Dione, Rhea, and Hyperion, and more distant views of Janus, Mimas, Enceladus, and Helene. There were a total of nine Titan flybys. The edge-on view also permitted excellent insight into the dynamics of Saturn's atmosphere.

Cassini's tour: Icy Satellites and Magnetotail, September 7, 2005, to July 22, 2006
The green ovals show Saturn's looping path. Over this period Cassini remained in an equatorial orbit, but the orbit was rotated around eventually to reach behind Saturn. Credit: NASA / JPL
Wed, Sep 7, 2005
2005-250T08:12
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (14TI [T7])
Outbound 1075 km flyby, speed = 6.1 km/s, phase = 85°
Wed, Sep 14, 2005
2005-257T16:50
Apoapsis Rev 15
period = 18.4 days, inclination = 0.3°, r = 41.5 Saturn radii, phase = 74°
Fri, Sep 23, 2005
2005-266T17:11
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.514 Saturn radii ( 272358 km)
Fri, Sep 23, 2005
2005-266T18:51
Nontargeted flyby of CALYPSO (15CA)
Inbound 91044 km flyby, speed = 7.0 km/s, phase = 83°
Fri, Sep 23, 2005
2005-266T19:40
Nontargeted flyby of MIMAS (15MI)
Inbound 70012 km flyby, speed = 11.8 km/s, phase = 133°
Fri, Sep 23, 2005
2005-266T21:36
Periapsis Rev 15
r = 3.0 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 107°
Sat, Sep 24, 2005
2005-267T02:42
TARGETED FLYBY OF TETHYS (15TE [T1])
Outbound 1498 km flyby, speed = 9.0 km/s, phase = 68°
Sat, Sep 24, 2005
2005-267T07:27
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 7.443 Saturn radii ( 449050 km)
Sat, Sep 24, 2005
2005-267T22:47
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (15TI)
Outbound 911727 km flyby, speed = 10.7 km/s, phase = 149°
Mon, Sep 26, 2005
2005-269T02:25
TARGETED FLYBY OF HYPERION (15HY [H1])
Outbound 479 km flyby, speed = 5.6 km/s, phase = 48°
Sun, Oct 2, 2005
2005-275T23:34
Apoapsis Rev 16
period = 18.2 days, inclination = 0.3°, r = 41.2 Saturn radii, phase = 74°
Mon, Oct 10, 2005
2005-283T22:22
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (16TI)
Inbound 776295 km flyby, speed = 9.7 km/s, phase = 65°
Tue, Oct 11, 2005
2005-284T17:52
TARGETED FLYBY OF DIONE (16DI [D1])
Inbound 499 km flyby, speed = 9.1 km/s, phase = 66°
Tue, Oct 11, 2005
2005-284T20:26
Nontargeted flyby of TELESTO (16TL)
Inbound 9528 km flyby, speed = 8.7 km/s, phase = 63°
Tue, Oct 11, 2005
2005-284T20:38
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.766 Saturn radii ( 287549 km)
Wed, Oct 12, 2005
2005-285T01:31
Periapsis Rev 16
r = 3.0 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 106°
Wed, Oct 12, 2005
2005-285T03:03
Nontargeted flyby of ENCELADUS (16EN)
Outbound 49077 km flyby, speed = 6.8 km/s, phase = 73°
Wed, Oct 12, 2005
2005-285T09:57
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 6.686 Saturn radii ( 403365 km)
Thu, Oct 20, 2005
2005-294T00:00
Apoapsis Rev 16
period = 17.9 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 40.7 Saturn radii, phase = 74°
Fri, Oct 28, 2005
2005-301T04:15
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (17TI [T8])
Inbound 1353 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 105°
Sat, Oct 29, 2005
2005-302T21:25
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.699 Saturn radii ( 283486 km)
Sat, Oct 29, 2005
2005-302T22:56
Periapsis Rev 17
r = 4.6 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 92°
Sat, Nov 5, 2005
2005-309T17:13
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 44.344 Saturn radii (2675276 km)
Sun, Nov 13, 2005
2005-317T04:57
Apoapsis Rev 17
period = 28.5 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 55.1 Saturn radii, phase = 88°
Sat, Nov 26, 2005
2005-330T22:38
TARGETED FLYBY OF RHEA (18RH [R1])
Inbound 502 km flyby, speed = 7.3 km/s, phase = 87°
Sun, Nov 27, 2005
2005-331T09:18
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.762 Saturn radii ( 287266 km)
Sun, Nov 27, 2005
2005-331T10:25
Nontargeted flyby of ENCELADUS (18EN)
Inbound 107855 km flyby, speed = 7.5 km/s, phase = 134°
Sun, Nov 27, 2005
2005-331T11:21
Periapsis Rev 18
r = 4.6 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 92°
Fri, Dec 2, 2005
2005-336T04:49
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 36.626 Saturn radii (2209639 km)
Sun, Dec 11, 2005
2005-345T04:27
Apoapsis Rev 19
period = 27.4 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 53.6 Saturn radii, phase = 89°
Sat, Dec 24, 2005
2005-358T19:19
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.761 Saturn radii ( 287203 km)
Sat, Dec 24, 2005
2005-358T20:29
Nontargeted flyby of ENCELADUS (19EN)
Inbound 94057 km flyby, speed = 6.7 km/s, phase = 133°
Sat, Dec 24, 2005
2005-358T21:23
Periapsis Rev 19
r = 4.6 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 91°
Sat, Dec 24, 2005
2005-358T22:26
Nontargeted flyby of PALLENE (19PL)
Outbound 107286 km flyby, speed = 4.4 km/s, phase = 142°
Sun, Dec 25, 2005
2005-359T00:44
Nontargeted flyby of TELESTO (19TL)
Outbound 19260 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 70°
Mon, Dec 26, 2005
2005-360T18:59
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (19TI [T9])
Outbound 10411 km flyby, speed = 5.6 km/s, phase = 67°
Thu, Dec 29, 2005
2005-363T21:58
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 37.042 Saturn radii (2234734 km)
Thu, Jan 5, 2006
2006-005T14:09
Apoapsis Rev 20
period = 23.4 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 48.3 Saturn radii, phase = 94°
Sun, Jan 15, 2006
2006-015T11:41
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (20TI [T10])
Inbound 2043 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 120°
Tue, Jan 17, 2006
2006-017T06:24
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 5.590 Saturn radii ( 337261 km)
Tue, Jan 17, 2006
2006-017T06:58
Periapsis Rev 20
r = 5.6 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 73°
Thu, Feb 2, 2006
2006-033T09:19
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 66.715 Saturn radii (4024899 km)
Sun, Feb 5, 2006
2006-036T20:58
Apoapsis Rev 21
period = 39.2 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 68.2 Saturn radii, phase = 107°
Sat, Feb 25, 2006
2006-056T04:48
Nontargeted flyby of HELENE (21HE)
Inbound 67546 km flyby, speed = 7.1 km/s, phase = 92°
Sat, Feb 25, 2006
2006-056T10:21
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 5.587 Saturn radii ( 337073 km)
Sat, Feb 25, 2006
2006-056T10:56
Periapsis Rev 21
r = 5.6 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 72°
Mon, Feb 27, 2006
2006-058T08:25
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (21TI [T11])
Outbound 1812 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 92°
Thu, Mar 9, 2006
2006-068T03:35
Apoapsis Rev 22
period = 23.3 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 48.4 Saturn radii, phase = 122°
Sun, Mar 12, 2006
2006-071T15:15
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 45.457 Saturn radii (2742421 km)
Sun, Mar 19, 2006
2006-078T00:06
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (22TI [T12])
Inbound 1949 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 148°
Mon, Mar 20, 2006
2006-079T20:05
Periapsis Rev 22
r = 5.5 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 46°
Mon, Mar 20, 2006
2006-079T22:43
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 5.691 Saturn radii ( 343351 km)
Tue, Mar 21, 2006
2006-080T07:16
Nontargeted flyby of RHEA (22RH)
Outbound 81999 km flyby, speed = 5.3 km/s, phase = 137°
Sun, Apr 9, 2006
2006-099T10:05
Apoapsis Rev 22
period = 39.2 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 68.3 Saturn radii, phase = 135°
Sat, Apr 22, 2006
2006-112T15:45
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 45.180 Saturn radii (2725692 km)
Fri, Apr 28, 2006
2006-118T23:59
Periapsis Rev 23
r = 5.5 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 44°
Sat, Apr 29, 2006
2006-119T02:43
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 5.701 Saturn radii ( 343966 km)
Sun, Apr 30, 2006
2006-120T20:58
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (23TI [T13])
Outbound 1856 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 121°
Wed, May 10, 2006
2006-130T16:31
Apoapsis Rev 24
period = 23.3 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 48.4 Saturn radii, phase = 148°
Sat, May 20, 2006
2006-140T05:29
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 22.711 Saturn radii (1370140 km)
Sat, May 20, 2006
2006-140T12:18
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (24TI [T14])
Inbound 1879 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 163°
Mon, May 22, 2006
2006-142T09:01
Periapsis Rev 24
r = 5.5 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 21°
Mon, May 22, 2006
2006-142T14:53
Nontargeted flyby of POLYDEUCES (24PO)
Outbound 64092 km flyby, speed = 6.9 km/s, phase = 19°
Mon, May 22, 2006
2006-142T15:14
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 6.537 Saturn radii ( 394393 km)
Sat, Jun 10, 2006
2006-161T23:07
Apoapsis Rev 25
period = 39.2 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 68.3 Saturn radii, phase = 159°
Thu, Jun 29, 2006
2006-180T01:39
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 17.573 Saturn radii (1060205 km)
Fri, Jun 30, 2006
2006-181T13:05
Periapsis Rev 25
r = 5.4 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 20°
Fri, Jun 30, 2006
2006-181T20:54
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 7.051 Saturn radii ( 425377 km)
Sun, Jul 2, 2006
2006-183T09:21
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (25TI [T15])
Outbound 1906 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 148°
Wed, Jul 12, 2006
2006-193T05:18
Apoapsis Rev 26
period = 23.3 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 48.4 Saturn radii, phase = 164°


180-Degree Transfer; Rings and MAPS

July 22, 2006, to June 29, 2007

This phase comprises orbits 26 through 47. The orbits will become smaller and faster and tilt upward, permitting extensive surveying of Saturn's magnetosphere and atmosphere, and giving the first-ever polar views of Saturn and its rings. There will be 17 Titan flybys.

Cassini's tour: 180-degree transfer; rings and MAPS; July 22, 2006, to June 30, 2007
The solid blue curves show the path of Cassini. During this period the orbit begins in Saturn's ring plane and becomes smaller and more inclined with time until Cassini meets Titan on the opposite side of Saturn (the "180 degree transfer") and the orbit is returned to an equatorial one. Credit: NASA / JPL
Sat, Jul 22, 2006
2006-203T00:25
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (26TI [T16])
Inbound 950 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 105°
Sat, Jul 22, 2006
2006-203T02:36
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.126 Saturn radii (1214217 km)
Sun, Jul 23, 2006
2006-204T17:18
Nontargeted flyby of TETHYS (26TE)
Inbound 119809 km flyby, speed = 9.9 km/s, phase = 29°
Sun, Jul 23, 2006
2006-204T21:48
Periapsis Rev 26
r = 4.2 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 8°
Mon, Jul 24, 2006
2006-205T01:15
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.773 Saturn radii ( 287948 km)
Thu, Aug 3, 2006
2006-216T00:00
Begin solar conjunction
Fri, Aug 4, 2006
2006-216T21:22
Apoapsis Rev 26
period = 24.0 days, inclination = 14.9°, r = 49.0 Saturn radii, phase = 172°
Fri, Aug 11, 2006
2006-223T00:09
End solar conjunction
Tue, Aug 15, 2006
2006-227T02:13
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 19.960 Saturn radii (1204176 km)
Wed, Aug 16, 2006
2006-228T20:53
Periapsis Rev 27
r = 4.2 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 8°
Thu, Aug 17, 2006
2006-229T00:21
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.766 Saturn radii ( 287518 km)
Thu, Aug 17, 2006
2006-229T03:29
Nontargeted flyby of HELENE (27HE)
Outbound 48728 km flyby, speed = 7.7 km/s, phase = 122°
Fri, Aug 18, 2006
2006-230T17:50
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (27TI)
Outbound 339768 km flyby, speed = 4.8 km/s, phase = 121°
Mon, Aug 28, 2006
2006-240T19:16
Apoapsis Rev 28
period = 23.9 days, inclination = 14.9°, r = 48.8 Saturn radii, phase = 172°
Thu, Sep 7, 2006
2006-250T20:17
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (28TI [T17])
Inbound 1000 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 45°
Thu, Sep 7, 2006
2006-250T21:22
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.463 Saturn radii (1234521 km)
Sat, Sep 9, 2006
2006-252T17:42
Periapsis Rev 28
r = 3.0 Saturn radii, lat = -12°, phase = 7°
Sat, Sep 9, 2006
2006-252T19:06
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.162 Saturn radii ( 190756 km)
Sat, Sep 9, 2006
2006-252T20:06
Nontargeted flyby of ENCELADUS (28EN)
Outbound 39937 km flyby, speed = 10.4 km/s, phase = 111°
Sun, Sep 17, 2006
2006-260T17:10
Apoapsis Rev 29
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 24.5°, r = 37.6 Saturn radii, phase = 173°
Sat, Sep 23, 2006
2006-266T18:59
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (29TI [T18])
Inbound 960 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 90°
Sat, Sep 23, 2006
2006-266T19:55
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.534 Saturn radii (1238799 km)
Mon, Sep 25, 2006
2006-268T19:42
Periapsis Rev 29
r = 4.0 Saturn radii, lat = -21°, phase = 7°
Mon, Sep 25, 2006
2006-268T22:19
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.350 Saturn radii ( 262433 km)
Tue, Oct 3, 2006
2006-276T19:04
Apoapsis Rev 30
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 37.6°, r = 36.5 Saturn radii, phase = 173°
Mon, Oct 9, 2006
2006-282T17:30
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (30TI [T19])
Inbound 980 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 81°
Mon, Oct 9, 2006
2006-282T18:09
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.616 Saturn radii (1243733 km)
Wed, Oct 11, 2006
2006-284T22:59
Periapsis Rev 30
r = 5.5 Saturn radii, lat = -29°, phase = 14°
Thu, Oct 12, 2006
2006-285T04:14
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 6.184 Saturn radii ( 373081 km)
Thu, Oct 19, 2006
2006-292T22:17
Apoapsis Rev 31
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 46.6°, r = 35.0 Saturn radii, phase = 166°
Wed, Oct 25, 2006
2006-298T15:58
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (31TI [T20])
Inbound 1029 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 25°
Wed, Oct 25, 2006
2006-298T16:20
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.688 Saturn radii (1248125 km)
Sat, Oct 28, 2006
2006-301T00:10
Periapsis Rev 31
r = 4.7 Saturn radii, lat = -26°, phase = 16°
Sat, Oct 28, 2006
2006-301T03:09
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.972 Saturn radii ( 299940 km)
Fri, Nov 3, 2006
2006-307T00:05
Apoapsis Rev 31
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 55.0°, r = 28.8 Saturn radii, phase = 164°
Mon, Nov 6, 2006
2006-310T15:56
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.721 Saturn radii (1250079 km)
Thu, Nov 9, 2006
2006-313T00:00
Periapsis Rev 32
r = 4.7 Saturn radii, lat = -26°, phase = 16°
Thu, Nov 9, 2006
2006-313T01:48
Nontargeted flyby of ENCELADUS (32EN)
Outbound 90223 km flyby, speed = 14.0 km/s, phase = 26°
Thu, Nov 9, 2006
2006-313T02:59
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.977 Saturn radii ( 300288 km)
Tue, Nov 14, 2006
2006-318T23:31
Apoapsis Rev 32
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 55.0°, r = 28.8 Saturn radii, phase = 164°
Sat, Nov 18, 2006
2006-322T15:10
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.669 Saturn radii (1246976 km)
Mon, Nov 20, 2006
2006-324T23:02
Periapsis Rev 33
r = 4.7 Saturn radii, lat = -26°, phase = 16°
Tue, Nov 21, 2006
2006-325T02:01
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.969 Saturn radii ( 299769 km)
Tue, Nov 21, 2006
2006-325T02:28
Nontargeted flyby of DIONE (33DI)
Outbound 74999 km flyby, speed = 12.2 km/s, phase = 147°
Tue, Nov 21, 2006
2006-325T13:36
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (33TI)
Outbound 973182 km flyby, speed = 8.0 km/s, phase = 78°
Sat, Nov 25, 2006
2006-329T13:29
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (33TI)
Outbound 925037 km flyby, speed = 4.5 km/s, phase = 115°
Sun, Nov 26, 2006
2006-330T22:20
Apoapsis Rev 33
period = 11.9 days, inclination = 55.0°, r = 28.8 Saturn radii, phase = 164°
Thu, Nov 30, 2006
2006-334T13:45
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.673 Saturn radii (1247200 km)
Sat, Dec 2, 2006
2006-336T21:39
Periapsis Rev 34
r = 4.7 Saturn radii, lat = -26°, phase = 15°
Sat, Dec 2, 2006
2006-336T23:17
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (34TI)
Outbound 945245 km flyby, speed = 12.2 km/s, phase = 159°
Sun, Dec 3, 2006
2006-337T00:37
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.970 Saturn radii ( 299813 km)
Fri, Dec 8, 2006
2006-342T21:01
Apoapsis Rev 34
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 55.0°, r = 28.8 Saturn radii, phase = 165°
Tue, Dec 12, 2006
2006-346T11:42
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (35TI [T21])
Inbound 1000 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 125°
Tue, Dec 12, 2006
2006-346T12:10
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.713 Saturn radii (1249590 km)
Fri, Dec 15, 2006
2006-349T00:01
Periapsis Rev 35
r = 7.6 Saturn radii, lat = -37°, phase = 23°
Fri, Dec 15, 2006
2006-349T10:35
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 8.802 Saturn radii ( 531024 km)
Fri, Dec 22, 2006
2006-356T23:09
Apoapsis Rev 36
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 52.8°, r = 32.9 Saturn radii, phase = 157°
Thu, Dec 28, 2006
2006-362T10:05
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (36TI [T22])
Inbound 1297 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 62°
Thu, Dec 28, 2006
2006-362T10:30
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.686 Saturn radii (1247986 km)
Sun, Dec 31, 2006
2006-365T05:18
Periapsis Rev 36
r = 9.8 Saturn radii, lat = -44°, phase = 31°
Sun, Dec 31, 2006
2006-365T23:56
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 11.605 Saturn radii ( 700136 km)
Mon, Jan 8, 2007
2007-008T04:38
Apoapsis Rev 37
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 56.6°, r = 30.7 Saturn radii, phase = 149°
Sat, Jan 13, 2007
2007-013T08:39
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (37TI [T23])
Inbound 1000 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 53°
Sat, Jan 13, 2007
2007-013T08:58
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.714 Saturn radii (1249679 km)
Tue, Jan 16, 2007
2007-016T12:59
Periapsis Rev 37
r = 12.5 Saturn radii, lat = -51°, phase = 39°
Wed, Jan 17, 2007
2007-017T21:00
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 14.867 Saturn radii ( 896899 km)
Wed, Jan 24, 2007
2007-024T12:19
Apoapsis Rev 37
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 59.2°, r = 28.0 Saturn radii, phase = 140°
Mon, Jan 29, 2007
2007-029T07:16
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (38TI [T24])
Inbound 2631 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 72°
Mon, Jan 29, 2007
2007-029T07:38
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.708 Saturn radii (1249323 km)
Thu, Feb 1, 2007
2007-032T09:57
Periapsis Rev 38
r = 15.6 Saturn radii, lat = -58°, phase = 58°
Sun, Feb 4, 2007
2007-035T01:08
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.612 Saturn radii (1183213 km)
Mon, Feb 5, 2007
2007-036T07:42
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (38TI)
Outbound 910072 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 114°
Sat, Feb 10, 2007
2007-041T10:53
Apoapsis Rev 39
period = 18.1 days, inclination = 58.8°, r = 28.5 Saturn radii, phase = 121°
Thu, Feb 15, 2007
2007-046T03:09
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (39TI)
Inbound 867510 km flyby, speed = 5.5 km/s, phase = 128°
Fri, Feb 16, 2007
2007-047T09:46
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.677 Saturn radii (1247446 km)
Mon, Feb 19, 2007
2007-050T11:50
Periapsis Rev 39
r = 15.6 Saturn radii, lat = -58°, phase = 59°
Thu, Feb 22, 2007
2007-053T03:12
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (39TI [T25])
Outbound 1000 km flyby, speed = 6.2 km/s, phase = 161°
Thu, Feb 22, 2007
2007-053T03:18
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.654 Saturn radii (1185737 km)
Tue, Feb 27, 2007
2007-058T07:46
Apoapsis Rev 40
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 58.6°, r = 28.4 Saturn radii, phase = 97°
Mon, Mar 5, 2007
2007-064T21:02
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 14.993 Saturn radii ( 904503 km)
Wed, Mar 7, 2007
2007-066T07:09
Periapsis Rev 40
r = 12.1 Saturn radii, lat = -54°, phase = 83°
Sat, Mar 10, 2007
2007-069T01:49
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (40TI [T26])
Outbound 981 km flyby, speed = 6.2 km/s, phase = 150°
Sat, Mar 10, 2007
2007-069T01:54
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.657 Saturn radii (1185891 km)
Thu, Mar 15, 2007
2007-074T12:37
Apoapsis Rev 41
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 56.0°, r = 30.8 Saturn radii, phase = 88°
Thu, Mar 22, 2007
2007-081T15:45
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 11.823 Saturn radii ( 713289 km)
Fri, Mar 23, 2007
2007-082T11:57
Periapsis Rev 41
r = 9.7 Saturn radii, lat = -47°, phase = 92°
Mon, Mar 26, 2007
2007-085T00:23
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (41TI [T27])
Outbound 1010 km flyby, speed = 6.2 km/s, phase = 144°
Mon, Mar 26, 2007
2007-085T00:28
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.661 Saturn radii (1186143 km)
Sat, Mar 31, 2007
2007-090T17:01
Apoapsis Rev 42
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 52.3°, r = 32.9 Saturn radii, phase = 80°
Sun, Apr 8, 2007
2007-098T04:57
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 8.954 Saturn radii ( 540178 km)
Sun, Apr 8, 2007
2007-098T16:21
Periapsis Rev 42
r = 7.6 Saturn radii, lat = -39°, phase = 100°
Tue, Apr 10, 2007
2007-100T22:58
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (42TI [T28])
Outbound 991 km flyby, speed = 6.2 km/s, phase = 137°
Tue, Apr 10, 2007
2007-100T23:01
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.666 Saturn radii (1186421 km)
Mon, Apr 16, 2007
2007-106T20:41
Apoapsis Rev 43
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 46.9°, r = 34.8 Saturn radii, phase = 73°
Tue, Apr 24, 2007
2007-114T13:53
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 6.570 Saturn radii ( 396380 km)
Tue, Apr 24, 2007
2007-114T14:52
Nontargeted flyby of DIONE (43DI)
Inbound 114226 km flyby, speed = 11.4 km/s, phase = 69°
Tue, Apr 24, 2007
2007-114T20:02
Periapsis Rev 43
r = 5.7 Saturn radii, lat = -32°, phase = 107°
Thu, Apr 26, 2007
2007-116T21:33
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (43TI [T29])
Outbound 981 km flyby, speed = 6.2 km/s, phase = 130°
Thu, Apr 26, 2007
2007-116T21:35
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.670 Saturn radii (1186668 km)
Wed, May 2, 2007
2007-122T23:23
Apoapsis Rev 43
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 39.1°, r = 36.2 Saturn radii, phase = 67°
Thu, May 10, 2007
2007-130T19:31
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.757 Saturn radii ( 287007 km)
Thu, May 10, 2007
2007-130T22:46
Periapsis Rev 44
r = 4.3 Saturn radii, lat = -24°, phase = 114°
Sat, May 12, 2007
2007-132T20:10
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (44TI [T30])
Outbound 959 km flyby, speed = 6.2 km/s, phase = 122°
Sat, May 12, 2007
2007-132T20:11
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.673 Saturn radii (1186899 km)
Sat, May 19, 2007
2007-139T01:03
Apoapsis Rev 45
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 28.2°, r = 37.3 Saturn radii, phase = 61°
Sat, May 26, 2007
2007-146T20:47
Nontargeted flyby of TETHYS (45TE)
Inbound 102791 km flyby, speed = 12.0 km/s, phase = 78°
Sat, May 26, 2007
2007-146T22:41
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.508 Saturn radii ( 211649 km)
Sun, May 27, 2007
2007-147T00:28
Periapsis Rev 45
r = 3.2 Saturn radii, lat = -15°, phase = 119°
Mon, May 28, 2007
2007-148T18:36
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.590 Saturn radii (1181867 km)
Mon, May 28, 2007
2007-148T18:52
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (45TI [T31])
Outbound 2299 km flyby, speed = 6.1 km/s, phase = 114°
Mon, Jun 4, 2007
2007-155T01:17
Apoapsis Rev 46
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 18.0°, r = 37.8 Saturn radii, phase = 58°
Mon, Jun 11, 2007
2007-162T23:03
Nontargeted flyby of MIMAS (46MI)
Inbound 111976 km flyby, speed = 16.7 km/s, phase = 95°
Mon, Jun 11, 2007
2007-162T23:30
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.938 Saturn radii ( 177240 km)
Tue, Jun 12, 2007
2007-163T00:45
Periapsis Rev 46
r = 2.7 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 123°
Wed, Jun 13, 2007
2007-164T17:43
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.665 Saturn radii (1186398 km)
Wed, Jun 13, 2007
2007-164T17:46
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (46TI [T32])
Outbound 965 km flyby, speed = 6.2 km/s, phase = 107°
Wed, Jun 20, 2007
2007-171T01:10
Apoapsis Rev 47
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 2.1°, r = 38.1 Saturn radii, phase = 54°
Wed, Jun 27, 2007
2007-178T19:43
Nontargeted flyby of TETHYS (47TE)
Inbound 18420 km flyby, speed = 10.6 km/s, phase = 116°
Wed, Jun 27, 2007
2007-178T22:48
Nontargeted flyby of MIMAS (47MI)
Inbound 102916 km flyby, speed = 17.0 km/s, phase = 110°
Thu, Jun 28, 2007
2007-179T00:01
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.584 Saturn radii ( 155890 km)
Thu, Jun 28, 2007
2007-179T00:52
Nontargeted flyby of ENCELADUS (47EN)
Inbound 88671 km flyby, speed = 9.3 km/s, phase = 54°
Thu, Jun 28, 2007
2007-179T00:54
Periapsis Rev 47
r = 2.5 Saturn radii, lat = -1°, phase = 126°
Thu, Jun 28, 2007
2007-179T12:00
Nontargeted flyby of RHEA (47RH)
Outbound 104382 km flyby, speed = 10.7 km/s, phase = 105°


Iapetus Flyby and Icy Satellites

June 30 to September 14, 2007

This brief mission phase, orbits 47 through 49, included one long orbit that brought Cassini out to Iapetus. There were two flybys of Titan, one of Rhea, and the best view of Helene throughout the primary mission.

Cassini's tour: Iapetus Flyby and Icy Satellites, June 30 to September 14, 2007
The solid yellow curve shows Cassini's path. A special effort was required to kick Cassini out to an encounter with distant Iapetus. Credit: NASA / JPL
Fri, Jun 29, 2007
2007-180T17:00
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (47TI [T33])
Outbound 1933 km flyby, speed = 6.2 km/s, phase = 96°
Mon, Jul 2, 2007
2007-183T14:28
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 35.571 Saturn radii (2145974 km)
Mon, Jul 9, 2007
2007-190T10:08
Apoapsis Rev 48
period = 22.8 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 47.8 Saturn radii, phase = 64°
Tue, Jul 10, 2007
2007-191T00:00
Note: all entries prior to this date are based upon reconstructed trajectory. All entries after this date are based upon predicted trajectory.
Thu, Jul 19, 2007
2007-200T01:11
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (48TI [T34])
Inbound 1332 km flyby, speed = 6.2 km/s, phase = 34°
Fri, Jul 20, 2007
2007-201T15:02
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 6.254 Saturn radii ( 377294 km)
Fri, Jul 20, 2007
2007-201T18:16
Nontargeted flyby of TETHYS (48TE)
Inbound 95183 km flyby, speed = 6.5 km/s, phase = 94°
Fri, Jul 20, 2007
2007-201T20:31
Periapsis Rev 48
r = 5.4 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 130°
Mon, Jul 23, 2007
2007-204T04:20
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 24.161 Saturn radii (1457630 km)
Thu, Aug 9, 2007
2007-221T16:48
Apoapsis Rev 49
period = 39.7 days, inclination = 0.3°, r = 69.0 Saturn radii, phase = 49°
Sat, Aug 18, 2007
2007-230T13:46
Begin solar conjunction
Sat, Aug 25, 2007
2007-237T03:40
End solar conjunction
Wed, Aug 29, 2007
2007-241T07:23
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 6.302 Saturn radii ( 380186 km)
Wed, Aug 29, 2007
2007-241T11:14
Nontargeted flyby of TETHYS (49TE)
Inbound 55495 km flyby, speed = 4.8 km/s, phase = 102°
Wed, Aug 29, 2007
2007-241T13:03
Periapsis Rev 49
r = 5.4 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 132°
Thu, Aug 30, 2007
2007-242T01:19
Nontargeted flyby of RHEA (49RH)
Outbound 5738 km flyby, speed = 6.7 km/s, phase = 46°
Fri, Aug 31, 2007
2007-243T06:33
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (49TI [T35])
Outbound 3326 km flyby, speed = 6.1 km/s, phase = 87°
Mon, Sep 10, 2007
2007-253T14:16
TARGETED FLYBY OF IAPETUS (49IA [I1])
Outbound 1645 km flyby, speed = 2.4 km/s, phase = 59°


Rings and MAPS (CURRENT PHASE)

August 31, 2007 to July 1, 2008

During this last phase of Cassini's primary mission, comprising orbits 49 through 78, the orbit's inclination will once again be increased at the same time that it is shrunk smaller and smaller in order to permit observations of the ring system in greater and greater detail. There will be nine Titan flybys, as well as the best views throughout the mission of Epimetheus and Enceladus. The primary mission ends with Cassini on course for another Titan gravity assist, which will inagurate the extended mission.

Cassini's tour: rings and MAPS, August 31, 2007 to End of Nominal Mission, July 1, 2008
The solid red curves shows the circuitous path of Cassini through the Saturn system. Cassini's final orbits will become smaller and smaller and will reach a nearly polar inclination. Credit: NASA / JPL
Fri, Sep 14, 2007
2007-257T11:38
Apoapsis Rev 50
period = 32.0 days, inclination = 6.1°, r = 59.7 Saturn radii, phase = 42°
Sun, Sep 30, 2007
2007-273T05:48
Nontargeted flyby of DIONE (50DI)
Inbound 43437 km flyby, speed = 5.7 km/s, phase = 49°
Sun, Sep 30, 2007
2007-273T06:06
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 5.776 Saturn radii ( 348457 km)
Sun, Sep 30, 2007
2007-273T10:51
Nontargeted flyby of ENCELADUS (50EN)
Inbound 101499 km flyby, speed = 6.5 km/s, phase = 95°
Sun, Sep 30, 2007
2007-273T11:29
Periapsis Rev 50
r = 4.7 Saturn radii, lat = 5°, phase = 138°
Mon, Oct 1, 2007
2007-274T22:50
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 17.690 Saturn radii (1067221 km)
Tue, Oct 2, 2007
2007-275T04:43
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (50TI [T36])
Outbound 975 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 67°
Tue, Oct 2, 2007
2007-275T15:09
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 22.860 Saturn radii (1379128 km)
Fri, Oct 12, 2007
2007-285T09:51
Apoapsis Rev 51
period = 23.8 days, inclination = 5.0°, r = 49.2 Saturn radii, phase = 36°
Sun, Oct 21, 2007
2007-294T15:01
Nontargeted flyby of HYPERION (51HY)
Inbound 121687 km flyby, speed = 4.9 km/s, phase = 116°
Mon, Oct 22, 2007
2007-295T01:12
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (51TI)
Inbound 438387 km flyby, speed = 4.2 km/s, phase = 30°
Wed, Oct 24, 2007
2007-297T05:28
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.183 Saturn radii ( 252378 km)
Wed, Oct 24, 2007
2007-297T07:56
Periapsis Rev 51
r = 3.8 Saturn radii, lat = -3°, phase = 145°
Fri, Oct 26, 2007
2007-299T10:31
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 22.621 Saturn radii (1364734 km)
Mon, Nov 5, 2007
2007-309T07:54
Apoapsis Rev 52
period = 24.0 days, inclination = 5.0°, r = 49.4 Saturn radii, phase = 35°
Fri, Nov 16, 2007
2007-320T19:42
Nontargeted flyby of RHEA (52RH)
Inbound 91574 km flyby, speed = 9.3 km/s, phase = 150°
Sat, Nov 17, 2007
2007-321T05:21
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.191 Saturn radii ( 252847 km)
Sat, Nov 17, 2007
2007-321T07:52
Periapsis Rev 52
r = 3.8 Saturn radii, lat = -3°, phase = 145°
Mon, Nov 19, 2007
2007-323T00:47
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (52TI [T37])
Outbound 1000 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 51°
Mon, Nov 19, 2007
2007-323T04:36
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.833 Saturn radii (1256828 km)
Sun, Nov 25, 2007
2007-329T07:54
Apoapsis Rev 53
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 12.0°, r = 38.0 Saturn radii, phase = 25°
Mon, Dec 3, 2007
2007-337T05:26
Nontargeted flyby of MIMAS (53MI)
Inbound 84165 km flyby, speed = 15.0 km/s, phase = 139°
Mon, Dec 3, 2007
2007-337T06:42
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.672 Saturn radii ( 161193 km)
Mon, Dec 3, 2007
2007-337T07:40
Periapsis Rev 53
r = 2.5 Saturn radii, lat = -6°, phase = 155°
Wed, Dec 5, 2007
2007-339T00:07
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (53TI [T38])
Outbound 1300 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 70°
Wed, Dec 5, 2007
2007-339T02:18
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.329 Saturn radii (1226476 km)
Tue, Dec 11, 2007
2007-345T05:35
Apoapsis Rev 54
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 26.0°, r = 37.5 Saturn radii, phase = 30°
Wed, Dec 19, 2007
2007-353T03:36
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.240 Saturn radii ( 195456 km)
Wed, Dec 19, 2007
2007-353T05:04
Periapsis Rev 54
r = 3.0 Saturn radii, lat = -13°, phase = 150°
Thu, Dec 20, 2007
2007-354T22:58
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (54TI [T39])
Outbound 970 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 61°
Fri, Dec 21, 2007
2007-355T00:15
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.062 Saturn radii (1210346 km)
Thu, Dec 27, 2007
2007-361T01:29
Apoapsis Rev 55
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 37.7°, r = 36.5 Saturn radii, phase = 37°
Thu, Jan 3, 2008
2008-003T20:14
Nontargeted flyby of DIONE (55DI)
Inbound 121703 km flyby, speed = 11.1 km/s, phase = 76°
Thu, Jan 3, 2008
2008-003T22:06
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.358 Saturn radii ( 262937 km)
Fri, Jan 4, 2008
2008-004T00:48
Periapsis Rev 55
r = 4.0 Saturn radii, lat = -22°, phase = 143°
Sat, Jan 5, 2008
2008-005T21:30
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (55TI [T40])
Outbound 1010 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 38°
Sat, Jan 5, 2008
2008-005T22:21
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.934 Saturn radii (1202594 km)
Wed, Jan 9, 2008
2008-009T22:55
Apoapsis Rev 56
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 46.6°, r = 30.2 Saturn radii, phase = 31°
Tue, Jan 15, 2008
2008-015T21:04
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.451 Saturn radii ( 208183 km)
Tue, Jan 15, 2008
2008-015T22:37
Periapsis Rev 56
r = 3.3 Saturn radii, lat = -21°, phase = 149°
Thu, Jan 17, 2008
2008-017T21:15
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.825 Saturn radii (1196016 km)
Mon, Jan 21, 2008
2008-021T21:43
Apoapsis Rev 57
period = 11.9 days, inclination = 46.6°, r = 30.1 Saturn radii, phase = 31°
Tue, Jan 22, 2008
2008-022T21:22
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (57TI)
Inbound 855555 km flyby, speed = 4.5 km/s, phase = 69°
Sun, Jan 27, 2008
2008-027T12:32
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (57TI)
Inbound 985547 km flyby, speed = 9.4 km/s, phase = 60°
Sun, Jan 27, 2008
2008-027T19:14
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.452 Saturn radii ( 208264 km)
Sun, Jan 27, 2008
2008-027T20:47
Periapsis Rev 57
r = 3.3 Saturn radii, lat = -21°, phase = 149°
Tue, Jan 29, 2008
2008-029T19:10
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.764 Saturn radii (1192350 km)
Sat, Feb 2, 2008
2008-033T20:08
Apoapsis Rev 58
period = 11.9 days, inclination = 46.5°, r = 30.1 Saturn radii, phase = 31°
Fri, Feb 8, 2008
2008-039T17:51
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.461 Saturn radii ( 208783 km)
Fri, Feb 8, 2008
2008-039T19:23
Periapsis Rev 58
r = 3.3 Saturn radii, lat = -21°, phase = 149°
Sun, Feb 10, 2008
2008-041T19:01
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.074 Saturn radii (1211039 km)
Thu, Feb 14, 2008
2008-045T19:23
Apoapsis Rev 59
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 47.0°, r = 30.2 Saturn radii, phase = 30°
Wed, Feb 20, 2008
2008-051T17:51
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.459 Saturn radii ( 208658 km)
Wed, Feb 20, 2008
2008-051T19:23
Periapsis Rev 59
r = 3.3 Saturn radii, lat = -21°, phase = 150°
Fri, Feb 22, 2008
2008-053T17:32
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (59TI [T41])
Outbound 1000 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 30°
Fri, Feb 22, 2008
2008-053T18:22
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.908 Saturn radii (1201042 km)
Mon, Feb 25, 2008
2008-056T22:07
Apoapsis Rev 60
period = 10.6 days, inclination = 56.1°, r = 27.1 Saturn radii, phase = 31°
Sun, Mar 2, 2008
2008-062T03:21
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.946 Saturn radii ( 238064 km)
Sun, Mar 2, 2008
2008-062T05:12
Periapsis Rev 60
r = 3.7 Saturn radii, lat = -23°, phase = 149°
Tue, Mar 4, 2008
2008-064T08:42
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.985 Saturn radii (1205707 km)
Fri, Mar 7, 2008
2008-067T13:05
Apoapsis Rev 61
period = 10.7 days, inclination = 56.1°, r = 27.2 Saturn radii, phase = 31°
Mon, Mar 10, 2008
2008-070T19:48
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (61TI)
Inbound 918046 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 124°
Wed, Mar 12, 2008
2008-072T19:06
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.948 Saturn radii ( 238199 km)
Wed, Mar 12, 2008
2008-072T19:06
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (61EN [E3])
Inbound 52 km flyby, speed = 14.4 km/s, phase = 136°
Wed, Mar 12, 2008
2008-072T20:57
Periapsis Rev 61
r = 3.8 Saturn radii, lat = -23°, phase = 149°
Sat, Mar 15, 2008
2008-075T00:16
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.937 Saturn radii (1202824 km)
Tue, Mar 18, 2008
2008-078T04:34
Apoapsis Rev 62
period = 10.6 days, inclination = 56.1°, r = 27.2 Saturn radii, phase = 31°
Sun, Mar 23, 2008
2008-083T10:20
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.945 Saturn radii ( 237978 km)
Sun, Mar 23, 2008
2008-083T12:11
Periapsis Rev 62
r = 3.7 Saturn radii, lat = -23°, phase = 149°
Tue, Mar 25, 2008
2008-085T14:28
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (62TI [T42])
Outbound 1000 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 21°
Tue, Mar 25, 2008
2008-085T15:10
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.859 Saturn radii (1198067 km)
Fri, Mar 28, 2008
2008-088T01:23
Apoapsis Rev 63
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 63.1°, r = 24.5 Saturn radii, phase = 31°
Tue, Apr 1, 2008
2008-092T15:53
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (63TI)
Inbound 973799 km flyby, speed = 12.9 km/s, phase = 36°
Tue, Apr 1, 2008
2008-092T18:10
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.490 Saturn radii ( 270863 km)
Tue, Apr 1, 2008
2008-092T20:17
Periapsis Rev 63
r = 4.3 Saturn radii, lat = -23°, phase = 149°
Fri, Apr 4, 2008
2008-095T04:57
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.866 Saturn radii (1198516 km)
Sun, Apr 6, 2008
2008-097T15:15
Apoapsis Rev 64
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 63.1°, r = 24.5 Saturn radii, phase = 30°
Fri, Apr 11, 2008
2008-102T08:05
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.492 Saturn radii ( 270979 km)
Fri, Apr 11, 2008
2008-102T09:29
Nontargeted flyby of MIMAS (64MI)
Inbound 106302 km flyby, speed = 17.1 km/s, phase = 129°
Fri, Apr 11, 2008
2008-102T10:13
Periapsis Rev 64
r = 4.3 Saturn radii, lat = -23°, phase = 150°
Sun, Apr 13, 2008
2008-104T18:43
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.826 Saturn radii (1196089 km)
Wed, Apr 16, 2008
2008-107T04:56
Apoapsis Rev 65
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 63.1°, r = 24.5 Saturn radii, phase = 30°
Sun, Apr 20, 2008
2008-111T20:44
Nontargeted flyby of MIMAS (65MI)
Inbound 116219 km flyby, speed = 15.6 km/s, phase = 135°
Sun, Apr 20, 2008
2008-111T21:31
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.487 Saturn radii ( 270674 km)
Sun, Apr 20, 2008
2008-111T23:39
Periapsis Rev 65
r = 4.3 Saturn radii, lat = -23°, phase = 150°
Wed, Apr 23, 2008
2008-114T08:04
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.813 Saturn radii (1195302 km)
Fri, Apr 25, 2008
2008-116T18:16
Apoapsis Rev 66
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 63.1°, r = 24.5 Saturn radii, phase = 30°
Sat, Apr 26, 2008
2008-117T18:58
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (66TI)
Inbound 780340 km flyby, speed = 5.5 km/s, phase = 94°
Wed, Apr 30, 2008
2008-121T10:43
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.480 Saturn radii ( 270303 km)
Wed, Apr 30, 2008
2008-121T12:51
Periapsis Rev 66
r = 4.3 Saturn radii, lat = -23°, phase = 150°
Fri, May 2, 2008
2008-123T21:15
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.816 Saturn radii (1195495 km)
Mon, May 5, 2008
2008-126T07:31
Apoapsis Rev 67
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 63.1°, r = 24.5 Saturn radii, phase = 30°
Sat, May 10, 2008
2008-131T00:05
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.479 Saturn radii ( 270205 km)
Sat, May 10, 2008
2008-131T02:12
Periapsis Rev 67
r = 4.3 Saturn radii, lat = -23°, phase = 150°
Mon, May 12, 2008
2008-133T10:02
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (67TI [T43])
Outbound 1000 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 36°
Mon, May 12, 2008
2008-133T10:31
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.798 Saturn radii (1194414 km)
Wed, May 14, 2008
2008-135T00:19
Apoapsis Rev 68
period = 8.0 days, inclination = 69.3°, r = 22.3 Saturn radii, phase = 24°
Sat, May 17, 2008
2008-138T23:03
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.270 Saturn radii ( 197277 km)
Sat, May 17, 2008
2008-138T23:55
Periapsis Rev 68
r = 3.2 Saturn radii, lat = -16°, phase = 156°
Tue, May 20, 2008
2008-141T09:44
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.809 Saturn radii (1195054 km)
Wed, May 21, 2008
2008-142T23:31
Apoapsis Rev 69
period = 8.0 days, inclination = 69.3°, r = 22.3 Saturn radii, phase = 24°
Sun, May 25, 2008
2008-146T22:15
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.270 Saturn radii ( 197277 km)
Sun, May 25, 2008
2008-146T23:07
Periapsis Rev 69
r = 3.2 Saturn radii, lat = -16°, phase = 156°
Wed, May 28, 2008
2008-149T08:25
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (69TI [T44])
Outbound 1400 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 21°
Wed, May 28, 2008
2008-149T08:57
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.802 Saturn radii (1194683 km)
Thu, May 29, 2008
2008-150T09:16
Apoapsis Rev 70
period = 7.1 days, inclination = 74.7°, r = 21.0 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Sun, Jun 1, 2008
2008-153T22:26
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.731 Saturn radii ( 164758 km)
Sun, Jun 1, 2008
2008-153T22:51
Periapsis Rev 70
r = 2.7 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 158°
Wed, Jun 4, 2008
2008-156T12:24
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.835 Saturn radii (1196661 km)
Thu, Jun 5, 2008
2008-157T12:30
Apoapsis Rev 71
period = 7.1 days, inclination = 74.7°, r = 21.0 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Mon, Jun 9, 2008
2008-161T01:43
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.730 Saturn radii ( 164695 km)
Mon, Jun 9, 2008
2008-161T02:08
Periapsis Rev 71
r = 2.7 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 158°
Wed, Jun 11, 2008
2008-163T15:55
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.855 Saturn radii (1197837 km)
Thu, Jun 12, 2008
2008-164T15:43
Apoapsis Rev 72
period = 7.1 days, inclination = 74.7°, r = 21.0 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Fri, Jun 13, 2008
2008-165T04:29
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (72TI)
Inbound 364722 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 88°
Mon, Jun 16, 2008
2008-168T04:49
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.713 Saturn radii ( 163693 km)
Mon, Jun 16, 2008
2008-168T05:13
Periapsis Rev 72
r = 2.7 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 158°
Wed, Jun 18, 2008
2008-170T19:08
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.875 Saturn radii (1199050 km)
Thu, Jun 19, 2008
2008-171T18:45
Apoapsis Rev 73
period = 7.1 days, inclination = 74.7°, r = 21.0 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Mon, Jun 23, 2008
2008-175T07:53
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.711 Saturn radii ( 163556 km)
Mon, Jun 23, 2008
2008-175T08:18
Periapsis Rev 73
r = 2.7 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 158°
Wed, Jun 25, 2008
2008-177T21:38
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.705 Saturn radii (1188784 km)
Thu, Jun 26, 2008
2008-178T20:43
Apoapsis Rev 74
period = 7.0 days, inclination = 74.7°, r = 20.8 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Sat, Jun 28, 2008
2008-180T15:58
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (74TI)
Inbound 730231 km flyby, speed = 7.9 km/s, phase = 107°
Mon, Jun 30, 2008
2008-182T08:44
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.708 Saturn radii ( 163381 km)
Mon, Jun 30, 2008
2008-182T08:45
Nontargeted flyby of ENCELADUS (74EN)
Inbound 84255 km flyby, speed = 21.1 km/s, phase = 50°
Mon, Jun 30, 2008
2008-182T09:08
Periapsis Rev 74
r = 2.7 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 158°
Tue, Jul 1, 2008
2008-183T00:00
End Prime Mission


Extended Mission

July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2010

A plan for the extended mission was adopted in early February, 2007. The plan will include 21 Titan flybys. Enceladus will be revisited seven times, two of them with 25-kilometer altitudes. There will also be reasonably close flybys of Mimas (6 of them), Tethys (8), Dione (3, one of them from 500 kilometers altitude), Rhea (5, one of them from 100 kilometers), as well as many flybys of small moons, including a 1,500-kilometer-altitude flyby of Helene.

Wed, Jul 2, 2008
2008-184T22:42
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.728 Saturn radii (1190174 km)
Thu, Jul 3, 2008
2008-185T21:32
Apoapsis Rev 75
period = 7.0 days, inclination = 74.7°, r = 20.8 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Mon, Jul 7, 2008
2008-189T09:33
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.706 Saturn radii ( 163273 km)
Mon, Jul 7, 2008
2008-189T09:56
Periapsis Rev 75
r = 2.7 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 158°
Wed, Jul 9, 2008
2008-191T23:45
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.751 Saturn radii (1191559 km)
Thu, Jul 10, 2008
2008-192T22:21
Apoapsis Rev 76
period = 7.0 days, inclination = 74.7°, r = 20.8 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Mon, Jul 14, 2008
2008-196T10:22
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.707 Saturn radii ( 163300 km)
Mon, Jul 14, 2008
2008-196T10:45
Periapsis Rev 76
r = 2.7 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 158°
Tue, Jul 15, 2008
2008-197T21:26
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (76TI)
Outbound 542748 km flyby, speed = 8.4 km/s, phase = 127°
Thu, Jul 17, 2008
2008-199T00:51
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.779 Saturn radii (1193266 km)
Thu, Jul 17, 2008
2008-199T23:12
Apoapsis Rev 77
period = 7.0 days, inclination = 74.7°, r = 20.8 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Mon, Jul 21, 2008
2008-203T11:16
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.709 Saturn radii ( 163447 km)
Mon, Jul 21, 2008
2008-203T11:39
Periapsis Rev 77
r = 2.7 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 158°
Thu, Jul 24, 2008
2008-206T02:02
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.806 Saturn radii (1194901 km)
Fri, Jul 25, 2008
2008-207T00:08
Apoapsis Rev 78
period = 7.0 days, inclination = 74.7°, r = 20.8 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Mon, Jul 28, 2008
2008-210T12:15
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.709 Saturn radii ( 163455 km)
Mon, Jul 28, 2008
2008-210T12:38
Periapsis Rev 78
r = 2.7 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 158°
Thu, Jul 31, 2008
2008-213T02:13
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (78TI [T45])
Outbound 1613 km flyby, speed = 6.2 km/s, phase = 49°
Thu, Jul 31, 2008
2008-213T03:01
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.792 Saturn radii (1194062 km)
Thu, Jul 31, 2008
2008-213T19:51
Apoapsis Rev 79
period = 7.4 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.3 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Mon, Aug 4, 2008
2008-217T10:28
Nontargeted flyby of MIMAS (79MI)
Inbound 121951 km flyby, speed = 19.0 km/s, phase = 110°
Mon, Aug 4, 2008
2008-217T11:53
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.962 Saturn radii ( 239024 km)
Mon, Aug 4, 2008
2008-217T12:32
Periapsis Rev 79
r = 3.9 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 158°
Thu, Aug 7, 2008
2008-220T12:22
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.783 Saturn radii (1193512 km)
Fri, Aug 8, 2008
2008-221T05:08
Apoapsis Rev 80
period = 7.4 days, inclination = 74.4°, r = 20.3 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Mon, Aug 11, 2008
2008-224T21:06
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.961 Saturn radii ( 238973 km)
Mon, Aug 11, 2008
2008-224T21:06
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (80EN [E4])
Inbound 54 km flyby, speed = 17.7 km/s, phase = 110°
Mon, Aug 11, 2008
2008-224T21:45
Periapsis Rev 80
r = 3.9 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 158°
Mon, Aug 11, 2008
2008-224T21:48
Nontargeted flyby of MIMAS (80MI)
Outbound 81484 km flyby, speed = 19.1 km/s, phase = 137°
Thu, Aug 14, 2008
2008-227T21:32
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.758 Saturn radii (1191995 km)
Fri, Aug 15, 2008
2008-228T14:08
Apoapsis Rev 81
period = 7.4 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.3 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Fri, Aug 15, 2008
2008-228T20:48
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (81TI)
Inbound 302305 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 85°
Tue, Aug 19, 2008
2008-232T05:46
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.935 Saturn radii ( 237403 km)
Tue, Aug 19, 2008
2008-232T06:24
Periapsis Rev 81
r = 3.9 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 158°
Fri, Aug 22, 2008
2008-235T06:08
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.763 Saturn radii (1192314 km)
Fri, Aug 22, 2008
2008-235T22:42
Apoapsis Rev 82
period = 7.4 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.3 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Tue, Aug 26, 2008
2008-239T14:32
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.974 Saturn radii ( 239753 km)
Tue, Aug 26, 2008
2008-239T15:10
Periapsis Rev 82
r = 4.0 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 157°
Fri, Aug 29, 2008
2008-242T15:20
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.777 Saturn radii (1193147 km)
Sat, Aug 30, 2008
2008-243T07:38
Apoapsis Rev 83
period = 7.4 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.3 Saturn radii, phase = 23°
Sun, Aug 31, 2008
2008-244T13:13
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (83TI)
Inbound 603140 km flyby, speed = 6.9 km/s, phase = 97°
Mon, Sep 1, 2008
2008-245T03:19
Begin solar conjunction
Tue, Sep 2, 2008
2008-246T23:28
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.966 Saturn radii ( 239292 km)
Wed, Sep 3, 2008
2008-247T00:06
Periapsis Rev 83
r = 3.9 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 157°
Sat, Sep 6, 2008
2008-250T00:19
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.781 Saturn radii (1193414 km)
Sat, Sep 6, 2008
2008-250T16:32
Apoapsis Rev 84
period = 7.4 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.3 Saturn radii, phase = 23°
Sun, Sep 7, 2008
2008-251T00:37
End solar conjunction
Wed, Sep 10, 2008
2008-254T08:21
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.964 Saturn radii ( 239152 km)
Wed, Sep 10, 2008
2008-254T08:59
Periapsis Rev 84
r = 3.9 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 157°
Sat, Sep 13, 2008
2008-257T09:16
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.785 Saturn radii (1193620 km)
Sun, Sep 14, 2008
2008-258T01:24
Apoapsis Rev 85
period = 7.4 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.3 Saturn radii, phase = 23°
Mon, Sep 15, 2008
2008-259T23:39
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (85TI)
Inbound 902351 km flyby, speed = 8.7 km/s, phase = 99°
Wed, Sep 17, 2008
2008-261T16:50
Nontargeted flyby of MIMAS (85MI)
Inbound 61444 km flyby, speed = 18.3 km/s, phase = 139°
Wed, Sep 17, 2008
2008-261T17:11
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.963 Saturn radii ( 239088 km)
Wed, Sep 17, 2008
2008-261T17:49
Periapsis Rev 85
r = 3.9 Saturn radii, lat = -8°, phase = 157°
Sat, Sep 20, 2008
2008-264T18:14
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.793 Saturn radii (1194088 km)
Sun, Sep 21, 2008
2008-265T10:13
Apoapsis Rev 86
period = 7.4 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.3 Saturn radii, phase = 23°
Thu, Sep 25, 2008
2008-269T01:24
Nontargeted flyby of TETHYS (86TE)
Inbound 110274 km flyby, speed = 17.5 km/s, phase = 50°
Thu, Sep 25, 2008
2008-269T02:01
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.961 Saturn radii ( 238973 km)
Thu, Sep 25, 2008
2008-269T02:38
Periapsis Rev 86
r = 3.9 Saturn radii, lat = -8°, phase = 157°
Sun, Sep 28, 2008
2008-272T03:09
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.798 Saturn radii (1194427 km)
Sun, Sep 28, 2008
2008-272T19:03
Apoapsis Rev 87
period = 7.4 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.3 Saturn radii, phase = 23°
Thu, Oct 2, 2008
2008-276T10:50
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.962 Saturn radii ( 239034 km)
Thu, Oct 2, 2008
2008-276T11:03
Nontargeted flyby of TETHYS (87TE)
Inbound 78835 km flyby, speed = 17.6 km/s, phase = 70°
Thu, Oct 2, 2008
2008-276T11:27
Periapsis Rev 87
r = 3.9 Saturn radii, lat = -8°, phase = 157°
Fri, Oct 3, 2008
2008-277T23:03
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (87TI)
Outbound 780673 km flyby, speed = 9.3 km/s, phase = 125°
Sun, Oct 5, 2008
2008-279T11:53
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.756 Saturn radii (1191901 km)
Mon, Oct 6, 2008
2008-280T03:35
Apoapsis Rev 88
period = 7.3 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.2 Saturn radii, phase = 23°
Thu, Oct 9, 2008
2008-283T19:07
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.963 Saturn radii ( 239067 km)
Thu, Oct 9, 2008
2008-283T19:07
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (88EN [E5])
Inbound 25 km flyby, speed = 17.7 km/s, phase = 94°
Thu, Oct 9, 2008
2008-283T19:43
Periapsis Rev 88
r = 3.9 Saturn radii, lat = -8°, phase = 157°
Sun, Oct 12, 2008
2008-286T20:09
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.736 Saturn radii (1190661 km)
Mon, Oct 13, 2008
2008-287T11:41
Apoapsis Rev 89
period = 7.3 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.2 Saturn radii, phase = 23°
Fri, Oct 17, 2008
2008-291T03:01
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.955 Saturn radii ( 238586 km)
Fri, Oct 17, 2008
2008-291T03:37
Periapsis Rev 89
r = 3.9 Saturn radii, lat = -8°, phase = 156°
Sun, Oct 19, 2008
2008-293T05:25
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (89TI)
Outbound 397729 km flyby, speed = 7.1 km/s, phase = 125°
Mon, Oct 20, 2008
2008-294T03:50
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.665 Saturn radii (1186370 km)
Mon, Oct 20, 2008
2008-294T19:08
Apoapsis Rev 90
period = 7.3 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.1 Saturn radii, phase = 24°
Fri, Oct 24, 2008
2008-298T10:04
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.965 Saturn radii ( 239200 km)
Fri, Oct 24, 2008
2008-298T10:25
Nontargeted flyby of MIMAS (90MI)
Inbound 57271 km flyby, speed = 18.3 km/s, phase = 155°
Fri, Oct 24, 2008
2008-298T10:40
Periapsis Rev 90
r = 3.9 Saturn radii, lat = -8°, phase = 156°
Mon, Oct 27, 2008
2008-301T11:03
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.677 Saturn radii (1187091 km)
Tue, Oct 28, 2008
2008-302T02:15
Apoapsis Rev 91
period = 7.3 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.1 Saturn radii, phase = 24°
Fri, Oct 31, 2008
2008-305T17:15
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.965 Saturn radii ( 239220 km)
Fri, Oct 31, 2008
2008-305T17:15
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (91EN [E6])
Inbound 200 km flyby, speed = 17.7 km/s, phase = 113°
Fri, Oct 31, 2008
2008-305T17:50
Periapsis Rev 91
r = 3.9 Saturn radii, lat = -8°, phase = 156°
Mon, Nov 3, 2008
2008-308T17:35
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (91TI [T46])
Outbound 1100 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 171°
Mon, Nov 3, 2008
2008-308T18:08
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.688 Saturn radii (1187759 km)
Tue, Nov 4, 2008
2008-309T23:30
Apoapsis Rev 92
period = 7.9 days, inclination = 70.6°, r = 21.1 Saturn radii, phase = 26°
Sat, Nov 8, 2008
2008-313T21:20
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.334 Saturn radii ( 261452 km)
Sat, Nov 8, 2008
2008-313T21:51
Nontargeted flyby of ENCELADUS (92EN)
Inbound 52804 km flyby, speed = 16.8 km/s, phase = 128°
Sat, Nov 8, 2008
2008-313T22:36
Periapsis Rev 92
r = 4.3 Saturn radii, lat = -15°, phase = 154°
Tue, Nov 11, 2008
2008-316T16:52
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.815 Saturn radii (1195439 km)
Wed, Nov 12, 2008
2008-317T22:29
Apoapsis Rev 93
period = 8.0 days, inclination = 70.5°, r = 21.3 Saturn radii, phase = 26°
Sun, Nov 16, 2008
2008-321T20:41
Nontargeted flyby of TETHYS (93TE)
Inbound 57051 km flyby, speed = 15.9 km/s, phase = 41°
Sun, Nov 16, 2008
2008-321T21:07
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.333 Saturn radii ( 261437 km)
Sun, Nov 16, 2008
2008-321T22:22
Periapsis Rev 93
r = 4.3 Saturn radii, lat = -15°, phase = 154°
Wed, Nov 19, 2008
2008-324T15:56
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (93TI [T47])
Outbound 1023 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 28°
Wed, Nov 19, 2008
2008-324T16:32
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.787 Saturn radii (1193735 km)
Thu, Nov 20, 2008
2008-325T10:14
Apoapsis Rev 94
period = 8.0 days, inclination = 72.3°, r = 20.3 Saturn radii, phase = 25°
Mon, Nov 24, 2008
2008-329T08:39
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 5.248 Saturn radii ( 316589 km)
Mon, Nov 24, 2008
2008-329T08:45
Nontargeted flyby of TETHYS (94TE)
Inbound 24264 km flyby, speed = 15.2 km/s, phase = 159°
Mon, Nov 24, 2008
2008-329T09:51
Periapsis Rev 94
r = 5.2 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 155°
Thu, Nov 27, 2008
2008-332T15:47
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.788 Saturn radii (1193799 km)
Fri, Nov 28, 2008
2008-333T09:29
Apoapsis Rev 95
period = 8.0 days, inclination = 72.3°, r = 20.3 Saturn radii, phase = 25°
Tue, Dec 2, 2008
2008-337T06:35
Nontargeted flyby of ENCELADUS (95EN)
Inbound 122430 km flyby, speed = 15.7 km/s, phase = 115°
Tue, Dec 2, 2008
2008-337T07:55
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 5.247 Saturn radii ( 316578 km)
Tue, Dec 2, 2008
2008-337T09:07
Periapsis Rev 95
r = 5.2 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 155°
Fri, Dec 5, 2008
2008-340T14:26
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (95TI [T48])
Outbound 960 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 25°
Fri, Dec 5, 2008
2008-340T14:57
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.759 Saturn radii (1192081 km)
Fri, Dec 5, 2008
2008-340T18:20
Apoapsis Rev 96
period = 8.0 days, inclination = 73.1°, r = 19.8 Saturn radii, phase = 24°
Tue, Dec 9, 2008
2008-344T17:50
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 5.767 Saturn radii ( 347894 km)
Tue, Dec 9, 2008
2008-344T18:07
Periapsis Rev 96
r = 5.8 Saturn radii, lat = -2°, phase = 155°
Sat, Dec 13, 2008
2008-348T14:27
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.728 Saturn radii (1190219 km)
Sat, Dec 13, 2008
2008-348T17:46
Apoapsis Rev 97
period = 8.0 days, inclination = 72.9°, r = 19.7 Saturn radii, phase = 25°
Wed, Dec 17, 2008
2008-352T17:08
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 5.766 Saturn radii ( 347889 km)
Wed, Dec 17, 2008
2008-352T17:25
Periapsis Rev 97
r = 5.8 Saturn radii, lat = -2°, phase = 155°
Sun, Dec 21, 2008
2008-356T13:00
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (97TI [T49])
Outbound 970 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 83°
Sun, Dec 21, 2008
2008-356T13:04
Apoapsis Rev 98
period = 9.4 days, inclination = 74.7°, r = 19.7 Saturn radii, phase = 25°
Sun, Dec 21, 2008
2008-356T13:34
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.713 Saturn radii (1189266 km)
Fri, Dec 26, 2008
2008-361T05:11
Periapsis Rev 98
r = 9.1 Saturn radii, lat = 2°, phase = 154°
Fri, Dec 26, 2008
2008-361T05:52
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 9.098 Saturn radii ( 548858 km)
Wed, Dec 31, 2008
2008-366T00:06
Apoapsis Rev 99
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 69.0°, r = 19.7 Saturn radii, phase = 26°
Wed, Dec 31, 2008
2008-366T03:15
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.721 Saturn radii (1189773 km)
Sun, Jan 4, 2009
2009-004T19:01
Periapsis Rev 99
r = 9.1 Saturn radii, lat = 2°, phase = 154°
Sun, Jan 4, 2009
2009-004T19:42
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 9.102 Saturn radii ( 549137 km)
Fri, Jan 9, 2009
2009-009T13:53
Apoapsis Rev 100
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 69.0°, r = 19.7 Saturn radii, phase = 27°
Fri, Jan 9, 2009
2009-009T17:05
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.715 Saturn radii (1189432 km)
Wed, Jan 14, 2009
2009-014T08:45
Periapsis Rev 100
r = 9.1 Saturn radii, lat = 2°, phase = 153°
Wed, Jan 14, 2009
2009-014T09:26
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 9.101 Saturn radii ( 549042 km)
Wed, Jan 14, 2009
2009-014T09:26
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (100T)
Outbound 704004 km flyby, speed = 9.3 km/s, phase = 25°
Mon, Jan 19, 2009
2009-019T03:38
Apoapsis Rev 101
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 69.0°, r = 19.7 Saturn radii, phase = 27°
Mon, Jan 19, 2009
2009-019T06:52
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.715 Saturn radii (1189421 km)
Fri, Jan 23, 2009
2009-023T22:29
Periapsis Rev 101
r = 9.1 Saturn radii, lat = 2°, phase = 153°
Fri, Jan 23, 2009
2009-023T23:11
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 9.102 Saturn radii ( 549136 km)
Wed, Jan 28, 2009
2009-028T17:02
Apoapsis Rev 102
period = 9.5 days, inclination = 69.0°, r = 19.7 Saturn radii, phase = 27°
Wed, Jan 28, 2009
2009-028T20:25
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.662 Saturn radii (1186222 km)
Mon, Feb 2, 2009
2009-033T10:43
Nontargeted flyby of RHEA (102R)
Inbound 97427 km flyby, speed = 10.4 km/s, phase = 82°
Mon, Feb 2, 2009
2009-033T11:36
Periapsis Rev 102
r = 9.1 Saturn radii, lat = 2°, phase = 153°
Mon, Feb 2, 2009
2009-033T12:19
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 9.097 Saturn radii ( 548849 km)
Sat, Feb 7, 2009
2009-038T08:51
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (102TI [T50])
Outbound 960 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 136°
Sat, Feb 7, 2009
2009-038T09:20
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.671 Saturn radii (1186760 km)
Sun, Feb 8, 2009
2009-039T02:29
Apoapsis Rev 103
period = 11.9 days, inclination = 65.3°, r = 19.8 Saturn radii, phase = 26°
Fri, Feb 13, 2009
2009-044T17:37
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 13.647 Saturn radii ( 823316 km)
Fri, Feb 13, 2009
2009-044T18:27
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (103T)
Inbound 706917 km flyby, speed = 7.7 km/s, phase = 98°
Sat, Feb 14, 2009
2009-045T01:43
Periapsis Rev 103
r = 13.6 Saturn radii, lat = -14°, phase = 154°
Thu, Feb 19, 2009
2009-050T07:51
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.668 Saturn radii (1186575 km)
Fri, Feb 20, 2009
2009-051T01:02
Apoapsis Rev 104
period = 11.9 days, inclination = 65.3°, r = 19.8 Saturn radii, phase = 26°
Wed, Feb 25, 2009
2009-056T16:12
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 13.658 Saturn radii ( 823957 km)
Thu, Feb 26, 2009
2009-057T00:16
Periapsis Rev 104
r = 13.6 Saturn radii, lat = -14°, phase = 154°
Tue, Mar 3, 2009
2009-062T06:39
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.685 Saturn radii (1187589 km)
Tue, Mar 3, 2009
2009-062T23:47
Apoapsis Rev 105
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 65.3°, r = 19.8 Saturn radii, phase = 26°
Mon, Mar 9, 2009
2009-068T15:08
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 13.659 Saturn radii ( 824046 km)
Mon, Mar 9, 2009
2009-068T23:08
Periapsis Rev 105
r = 13.6 Saturn radii, lat = -13°, phase = 153°
Sun, Mar 15, 2009
2009-074T05:57
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.737 Saturn radii (1190739 km)
Sun, Mar 15, 2009
2009-074T22:48
Apoapsis Rev 106
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 65.3°, r = 19.9 Saturn radii, phase = 27°
Sat, Mar 21, 2009
2009-080T11:50
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (106T)
Inbound 991402 km flyby, speed = 8.0 km/s, phase = 63°
Sat, Mar 21, 2009
2009-080T14:36
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 13.646 Saturn radii ( 823276 km)
Sat, Mar 21, 2009
2009-080T22:34
Periapsis Rev 106
r = 13.6 Saturn radii, lat = -13°, phase = 153°
Fri, Mar 27, 2009
2009-086T04:44
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (106TI [T51])
Outbound 960 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 84°
Fri, Mar 27, 2009
2009-086T04:52
Apoapsis Rev 107
period = 16.5 days, inclination = 65.2°, r = 19.7 Saturn radii, phase = 29°
Fri, Mar 27, 2009
2009-086T05:10
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.722 Saturn radii (1189834 km)
Sat, Mar 28, 2009
2009-087T05:33
Periapsis Rev 107
r = 19.7 Saturn radii, lat = 21°, phase = 28°
Sat, Apr 4, 2009
2009-094T01:30
Apoapsis Rev 108
period = 16.8 days, inclination = 63.3°, r = 20.9 Saturn radii, phase = 151°
Sat, Apr 4, 2009
2009-094T01:48
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (108TI [T52])
Inbound 4150 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 151°
Sat, Apr 4, 2009
2009-094T02:10
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.914 Saturn radii (1261741 km)
Wed, Apr 8, 2009
2009-098T23:42
Periapsis Rev 108
r = 18.7 Saturn radii, lat = -51°, phase = 76°
Sat, Apr 11, 2009
2009-101T08:56
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.415 Saturn radii (1171336 km)
Sat, Apr 11, 2009
2009-101T17:34
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (108T)
Outbound 326590 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 67°
Thu, Apr 16, 2009
2009-106T23:06
Apoapsis Rev 109
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 61.7°, r = 21.8 Saturn radii, phase = 104°
Mon, Apr 20, 2009
2009-110T00:21
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (109TI [T53])
Inbound 3600 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 149°
Mon, Apr 20, 2009
2009-110T00:41
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.894 Saturn radii (1260530 km)
Fri, Apr 24, 2009
2009-114T02:19
Periapsis Rev 109
r = 16.9 Saturn radii, lat = -55°, phase = 84°
Sun, Apr 26, 2009
2009-116T10:40
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 18.659 Saturn radii (1125686 km)
Mon, Apr 27, 2009
2009-117T04:04
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (109T)
Outbound 695883 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 64°
Sat, May 2, 2009
2009-122T01:38
Apoapsis Rev 110
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 61.4°, r = 23.6 Saturn radii, phase = 96°
Tue, May 5, 2009
2009-125T22:54
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (110TI [T54])
Inbound 3244 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 146°
Tue, May 5, 2009
2009-125T23:13
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.877 Saturn radii (1259504 km)
Sat, May 9, 2009
2009-129T14:39
Periapsis Rev 110
r = 15.1 Saturn radii, lat = -54°, phase = 84°
Mon, May 11, 2009
2009-131T12:45
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 17.315 Saturn radii (1044636 km)
Sun, May 17, 2009
2009-137T13:45
Apoapsis Rev 111
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 60.6°, r = 25.4 Saturn radii, phase = 96°
Thu, May 21, 2009
2009-141T21:27
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (111TI [T55])
Inbound 965 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 141°
Thu, May 21, 2009
2009-141T21:47
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.819 Saturn radii (1256015 km)
Mon, May 25, 2009
2009-145T01:25
Periapsis Rev 111
r = 12.2 Saturn radii, lat = -50°, phase = 80°
Tue, May 26, 2009
2009-146T07:00
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 14.396 Saturn radii ( 868501 km)
Tue, Jun 2, 2009
2009-153T00:45
Apoapsis Rev 112
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 58.7°, r = 28.3 Saturn radii, phase = 100°
Sat, Jun 6, 2009
2009-157T20:00
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (112TI [T56])
Inbound 965 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 135°
Sat, Jun 6, 2009
2009-157T20:20
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.799 Saturn radii (1254786 km)
Tue, Jun 9, 2009
2009-160T14:48
Periapsis Rev 112
r = 9.5 Saturn radii, lat = -43°, phase = 75°
Wed, Jun 10, 2009
2009-161T08:04
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 11.213 Saturn radii ( 676487 km)
Wed, Jun 17, 2009
2009-168T14:09
Apoapsis Rev 113
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 55.7°, r = 31.0 Saturn radii, phase = 104°
Mon, Jun 22, 2009
2009-173T18:33
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (113TI [T57])
Inbound 955 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 128°
Mon, Jun 22, 2009
2009-173T18:54
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.775 Saturn radii (1253347 km)
Thu, Jun 25, 2009
2009-176T05:45
Periapsis Rev 113
r = 7.2 Saturn radii, lat = -36°, phase = 71°
Thu, Jun 25, 2009
2009-176T15:06
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 8.296 Saturn radii ( 500496 km)
Fri, Jul 3, 2009
2009-184T05:05
Apoapsis Rev 114
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 51.2°, r = 33.3 Saturn radii, phase = 109°
Wed, Jul 8, 2009
2009-189T17:04
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (114TI [T58])
Inbound 965 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 120°
Wed, Jul 8, 2009
2009-189T17:28
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.744 Saturn radii (1251479 km)
Fri, Jul 10, 2009
2009-191T22:10
Periapsis Rev 114
r = 5.3 Saturn radii, lat = -28°, phase = 67°
Sat, Jul 11, 2009
2009-192T02:58
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 5.931 Saturn radii ( 357821 km)
Sat, Jul 11, 2009
2009-192T03:13
Nontargeted flyby of DIONE (114D)
Outbound 86634 km flyby, speed = 9.2 km/s, phase = 62°
Sat, Jul 18, 2009
2009-199T21:29
Apoapsis Rev 115
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 44.5°, r = 35.2 Saturn radii, phase = 112°
Fri, Jul 24, 2009
2009-205T15:34
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (115TI [T59])
Inbound 955 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 112°
Fri, Jul 24, 2009
2009-205T16:05
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.693 Saturn radii (1248437 km)
Sun, Jul 26, 2009
2009-207T16:04
Periapsis Rev 115
r = 3.9 Saturn radii, lat = -19°, phase = 65°
Sun, Jul 26, 2009
2009-207T18:15
Nontargeted flyby of TETHYS (115T)
Outbound 68375 km flyby, speed = 9.5 km/s, phase = 89°
Sun, Jul 26, 2009
2009-207T18:31
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.205 Saturn radii ( 253699 km)
Mon, Aug 3, 2009
2009-215T15:23
Apoapsis Rev 116
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 34.7°, r = 36.6 Saturn radii, phase = 115°
Sun, Aug 9, 2009
2009-221T14:04
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (116TI [T60])
Inbound 970 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 104°
Sun, Aug 9, 2009
2009-221T14:55
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.578 Saturn radii (1241482 km)
Tue, Aug 11, 2009
2009-223T00:00
Equinox; start of northern hemisphere spring/southern hemisphere autumn; Sun moves to north side of ring plane
Tue, Aug 11, 2009
2009-223T11:37
Periapsis Rev 116
r = 2.9 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 63°
Tue, Aug 11, 2009
2009-223T12:59
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.131 Saturn radii ( 188922 km)
Wed, Aug 19, 2009
2009-231T11:08
Apoapsis Rev 117
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 20.8°, r = 37.6 Saturn radii, phase = 117°
Tue, Aug 25, 2009
2009-237T12:52
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (117TI [T61])
Inbound 970 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 86°
Tue, Aug 25, 2009
2009-237T14:55
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.194 Saturn radii (1218298 km)
Thu, Aug 27, 2009
2009-239T10:33
Periapsis Rev 117
r = 4.3 Saturn radii, lat = -8°, phase = 76°
Thu, Aug 27, 2009
2009-239T14:09
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.882 Saturn radii ( 294527 km)
Tue, Sep 8, 2009
2009-251T10:14
Apoapsis Rev 118
period = 24.0 days, inclination = 12.1°, r = 48.9 Saturn radii, phase = 104°
Tue, Sep 15, 2009
2009-258T00:02
Begin solar conjunction
Fri, Sep 18, 2009
2009-261T14:50
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.010 Saturn radii (1207221 km)
Sun, Sep 20, 2009
2009-263T09:52
Periapsis Rev 118
r = 4.3 Saturn radii, lat = -8°, phase = 77°
Sun, Sep 20, 2009
2009-263T10:14
End solar conjunction
Sun, Sep 20, 2009
2009-263T13:29
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.881 Saturn radii ( 294471 km)
Sun, Sep 20, 2009
2009-263T16:52
Nontargeted flyby of DIONE (118D)
Outbound 97919 km flyby, speed = 9.8 km/s, phase = 94°
Tue, Sep 22, 2009
2009-265T06:54
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (118T)
Outbound 293616 km flyby, speed = 4.8 km/s, phase = 113°
Fri, Oct 2, 2009
2009-275T08:03
Apoapsis Rev 119
period = 23.8 days, inclination = 12.2°, r = 48.7 Saturn radii, phase = 103°
Mon, Oct 12, 2009
2009-285T08:36
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (119TI [T62])
Inbound 1300 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 99°
Tue, Oct 13, 2009
2009-286T05:35
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 13.629 Saturn radii ( 822241 km)
Tue, Oct 13, 2009
2009-286T16:55
Nontargeted flyby of RHEA (119R)
Inbound 40379 km flyby, speed = 9.0 km/s, phase = 82°
Wed, Oct 14, 2009
2009-287T05:11
Periapsis Rev 119
r = 3.2 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 70°
Wed, Oct 14, 2009
2009-287T06:33
Nontargeted flyby of MIMAS (119M)
Outbound 44227 km flyby, speed = 7.9 km/s, phase = 102°
Wed, Oct 14, 2009
2009-287T07:51
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.789 Saturn radii ( 228597 km)
Wed, Oct 14, 2009
2009-287T10:11
Nontargeted flyby of TETHYS (119T)
Outbound 85259 km flyby, speed = 11.9 km/s, phase = 76°
Fri, Oct 23, 2009
2009-296T16:59
Apoapsis Rev 120
period = 19.0 days, inclination = 0.5°, r = 42.3 Saturn radii, phase = 110°
Sun, Nov 1, 2009
2009-305T15:05
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 9.249 Saturn radii ( 557989 km)
Sun, Nov 1, 2009
2009-305T23:57
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (120T)
Inbound 978755 km flyby, speed = 9.9 km/s, phase = 73°
Mon, Nov 2, 2009
2009-306T04:39
Periapsis Rev 120
r = 3.2 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 70°
Mon, Nov 2, 2009
2009-306T07:42
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (120EN [E7])
Outbound 103 km flyby, speed = 7.7 km/s, phase = 90°
Mon, Nov 2, 2009
2009-306T08:36
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.354 Saturn radii ( 262655 km)
Wed, Nov 11, 2009
2009-315T16:57
Apoapsis Rev 121
period = 19.0 days, inclination = 0.5°, r = 42.4 Saturn radii, phase = 110°
Fri, Nov 20, 2009
2009-324T15:16
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 9.451 Saturn radii ( 570205 km)
Sat, Nov 21, 2009
2009-325T02:10
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (121EN [E8])
Inbound 1607 km flyby, speed = 7.8 km/s, phase = 87°
Sat, Nov 21, 2009
2009-325T05:15
Periapsis Rev 121
r = 3.2 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 70°
Sat, Nov 21, 2009
2009-325T08:30
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (121T)
Outbound 965085 km flyby, speed = 11.1 km/s, phase = 138°
Sat, Nov 21, 2009
2009-325T09:07
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.316 Saturn radii ( 260375 km)
Sat, Nov 21, 2009
2009-325T17:36
Nontargeted flyby of RHEA (121R)
Outbound 24455 km flyby, speed = 8.7 km/s, phase = 58°
Mon, Nov 30, 2009
2009-334T17:37
Apoapsis Rev 122
period = 19.0 days, inclination = 0.5°, r = 42.4 Saturn radii, phase = 109°
Wed, Dec 9, 2009
2009-343T15:27
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 9.752 Saturn radii ( 588350 km)
Thu, Dec 10, 2009
2009-344T06:04
Periapsis Rev 122
r = 3.2 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 71°
Thu, Dec 10, 2009
2009-344T09:49
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.260 Saturn radii ( 256993 km)
Sat, Dec 12, 2009
2009-346T01:03
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (122TI [T63])
Outbound 4850 km flyby, speed = 5.7 km/s, phase = 124°
Sat, Dec 12, 2009
2009-346T16:22
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 24.335 Saturn radii (1468103 km)
Fri, Dec 18, 2009
2009-352T05:55
Apoapsis Rev 123
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 4.9°, r = 38.0 Saturn radii, phase = 104°
Sat, Dec 26, 2009
2009-360T00:36
Nontargeted flyby of TETHYS (123T)
Inbound 52912 km flyby, speed = 11.8 km/s, phase = 77°
Sat, Dec 26, 2009
2009-360T04:50
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 2.692 Saturn radii ( 162379 km)
Sat, Dec 26, 2009
2009-360T05:41
Periapsis Rev 123
r = 2.6 Saturn radii, lat = 2°, phase = 76°
Mon, Dec 28, 2009
2009-362T00:17
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (123TI [T64])
Outbound 955 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 86°
Mon, Dec 28, 2009
2009-362T02:57
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 21.038 Saturn radii (1269242 km)
Sun, Jan 3, 2010
2010-003T03:50
Apoapsis Rev 124
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 21.6°, r = 37.5 Saturn radii, phase = 104°
Mon, Jan 11, 2010
2010-011T01:57
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.209 Saturn radii ( 193589 km)
Mon, Jan 11, 2010
2010-011T03:23
Periapsis Rev 124
r = 3.0 Saturn radii, lat = 11°, phase = 76°
Mon, Jan 11, 2010
2010-011T06:48
Nontargeted flyby of ENCELADUS (124E)
Outbound 105748 km flyby, speed = 11.4 km/s, phase = 98°
Tue, Jan 12, 2010
2010-012T23:11
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (124TI [T65])
Outbound 1073 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 95°
Wed, Jan 13, 2010
2010-013T02:03
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 21.101 Saturn radii (1272995 km)
Tue, Jan 19, 2010
2010-019T04:18
Apoapsis Rev 125
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 5.2°, r = 38.0 Saturn radii, phase = 103°
Wed, Jan 27, 2010
2010-027T00:42
Nontargeted flyby of ENCELADUS (125E)
Inbound 122126 km flyby, speed = 16.3 km/s, phase = 72°
Wed, Jan 27, 2010
2010-027T03:01
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 2.740 Saturn radii ( 165300 km)
Wed, Jan 27, 2010
2010-027T04:06
Periapsis Rev 125
r = 2.6 Saturn radii, lat = 3°, phase = 77°
Wed, Jan 27, 2010
2010-027T11:47
Nontargeted flyby of DIONE (125D)
Outbound 45081 km flyby, speed = 8.7 km/s, phase = 106°
Thu, Jan 28, 2010
2010-028T20:30
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 19.634 Saturn radii (1184543 km)
Thu, Jan 28, 2010
2010-028T22:29
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (125TI [T66])
Outbound 7490 km flyby, speed = 5.7 km/s, phase = 69°
Mon, Feb 1, 2010
2010-032T05:50
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 35.399 Saturn radii (2135611 km)
Thu, Feb 4, 2010
2010-035T22:19
Apoapsis Rev 126
period = 17.5 days, inclination = 0.3°, r = 40.3 Saturn radii, phase = 106°
Sat, Feb 13, 2010
2010-044T16:24
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.939 Saturn radii ( 177297 km)
Sat, Feb 13, 2010
2010-044T16:55
Periapsis Rev 126
r = 2.9 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 74°
Sat, Feb 13, 2010
2010-044T17:23
Nontargeted flyby of MIMAS (126M)
Outbound 9510 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 99°
Sat, Feb 13, 2010
2010-044T18:16
Nontargeted flyby of TETHYS (126T)
Outbound 111964 km flyby, speed = 8.2 km/s, phase = 114°
Sun, Feb 14, 2010
2010-045T22:47
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (126T)
Outbound 650581 km flyby, speed = 8.8 km/s, phase = 32°
Thu, Feb 18, 2010
2010-049T14:58
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 34.926 Saturn radii (2107071 km)
Mon, Feb 22, 2010
2010-053T11:28
Apoapsis Rev 127
period = 17.5 days, inclination = 0.3°, r = 40.3 Saturn radii, phase = 106°
Tue, Mar 2, 2010
2010-061T17:41
TARGETED FLYBY OF RHEA (127RH [R2])
Inbound 100 km flyby, speed = 8.6 km/s, phase = 87°
Wed, Mar 3, 2010
2010-062T01:51
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.367 Saturn radii ( 263456 km)
Wed, Mar 3, 2010
2010-062T06:02
Periapsis Rev 127
r = 2.9 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 75°
Wed, Mar 3, 2010
2010-062T13:41
TARGETED FLYBY OF HELENE (127HE [H1])
Outbound 1803 km flyby, speed = 9.1 km/s, phase = 106°
Wed, Mar 3, 2010
2010-062T15:19
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 7.145 Saturn radii ( 431084 km)
Fri, Mar 12, 2010
2010-071T01:42
Apoapsis Rev 128
period = 17.6 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 40.4 Saturn radii, phase = 105°
Fri, Mar 19, 2010
2010-078T14:39
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (128T)
Inbound 648477 km flyby, speed = 8.9 km/s, phase = 119°
Sat, Mar 20, 2010
2010-079T16:29
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.731 Saturn radii ( 285417 km)
Sat, Mar 20, 2010
2010-079T21:21
Periapsis Rev 128
r = 2.9 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 75°
Sun, Mar 21, 2010
2010-080T05:06
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 6.326 Saturn radii ( 381624 km)
Mon, Mar 29, 2010
2010-088T17:01
Apoapsis Rev 129
period = 17.6 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 40.4 Saturn radii, phase = 105°
Mon, Apr 5, 2010
2010-095T15:51
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (129TI [T67])
Inbound 7462 km flyby, speed = 5.7 km/s, phase = 73°
Wed, Apr 7, 2010
2010-097T05:16
TARGETED FLYBY OF DIONE (129DI [D2])
Inbound 504 km flyby, speed = 8.4 km/s, phase = 79°
Wed, Apr 7, 2010
2010-097T06:00
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 5.894 Saturn radii ( 355588 km)
Wed, Apr 7, 2010
2010-097T12:53
Periapsis Rev 129
r = 3.5 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 80°
Wed, Apr 7, 2010
2010-097T13:47
Nontargeted flyby of MIMAS (129M)
Outbound 97284 km flyby, speed = 10.3 km/s, phase = 124°
Wed, Apr 7, 2010
2010-097T14:58
Nontargeted flyby of TETHYS (129T)
Outbound 70895 km flyby, speed = 6.4 km/s, phase = 103°
Wed, Apr 7, 2010
2010-097T22:32
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 7.275 Saturn radii ( 438893 km)
Sat, Apr 17, 2010
2010-107T17:21
Apoapsis Rev 130
period = 20.4 days, inclination = 0.3°, r = 44.2 Saturn radii, phase = 100°
Tue, Apr 27, 2010
2010-117T01:10
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 12.246 Saturn radii ( 738819 km)
Tue, Apr 27, 2010
2010-117T21:09
Nontargeted flyby of TITAN (130T)
Inbound 989176 km flyby, speed = 12.5 km/s, phase = 94°
Tue, Apr 27, 2010
2010-117T21:41
Periapsis Rev 130
r = 3.5 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 81°
Wed, Apr 28, 2010
2010-118T00:11
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (130EN [E9])
Outbound 103 km flyby, speed = 6.5 km/s, phase = 93°
Wed, Apr 28, 2010
2010-118T01:22
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.406 Saturn radii ( 265830 km)
Sat, May 8, 2010
2010-128T03:04
Apoapsis Rev 131
period = 20.5 days, inclination = 0.3°, r = 44.3 Saturn radii, phase = 99°
Tue, May 18, 2010
2010-138T04:05
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.728 Saturn radii ( 285211 km)
Tue, May 18, 2010
2010-138T06:04
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (131EN [E10])
Inbound 201 km flyby, speed = 6.5 km/s, phase = 107°
Tue, May 18, 2010
2010-138T08:31
Periapsis Rev 131
r = 3.5 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 81°
Wed, May 19, 2010
2010-139T00:12
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 10.144 Saturn radii ( 612009 km)
Thu, May 20, 2010
2010-140T03:24
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (131TI [T68])
Outbound 1400 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 112°
Wed, May 26, 2010
2010-146T08:04
Apoapsis Rev 132
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 12.1°, r = 37.8 Saturn radii, phase = 91°
Thu, Jun 3, 2010
2010-154T06:24
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.952 Saturn radii ( 178078 km)
Thu, Jun 3, 2010
2010-154T07:43
Periapsis Rev 132
r = 2.7 Saturn radii, lat = -6°, phase = 89°
Thu, Jun 3, 2010
2010-154T12:56
Nontargeted flyby of TETHYS (132T)
Outbound 52582 km flyby, speed = 9.6 km/s, phase = 99°
Thu, Jun 3, 2010
2010-154T20:31
Nontargeted flyby of RHEA (132R)
Outbound 69363 km flyby, speed = 8.0 km/s, phase = 102°
Fri, Jun 4, 2010
2010-155T21:44
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 18.763 Saturn radii (1131996 km)
Sat, Jun 5, 2010
2010-156T02:26
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (132TI [T69])
Outbound 2044 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 87°
Mon, Jun 7, 2010
2010-158T04:54
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 30.910 Saturn radii (1864793 km)
Fri, Jun 11, 2010
2010-162T07:27
Apoapsis Rev 133
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 2.0°, r = 37.9 Saturn radii, phase = 91°
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
2010-169T19:50
Nontargeted flyby of RHEA (133R)
Inbound 121243 km flyby, speed = 10.7 km/s, phase = 109°
Sat, Jun 19, 2010
2010-170T06:27
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 2.671 Saturn radii ( 161171 km)
Sat, Jun 19, 2010
2010-170T07:02
Periapsis Rev 133
r = 2.6 Saturn radii, lat = 1°, phase = 89°
Mon, Jun 21, 2010
2010-172T01:27
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (133TI [T70])
Outbound 955 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 82°
Mon, Jun 21, 2010
2010-172T04:20
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 21.016 Saturn radii (1267877 km)
Sun, Jun 27, 2010
2010-178T05:24
Apoapsis Rev 134
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 18.8°, r = 37.6 Saturn radii, phase = 92°
Mon, Jun 30, 2010
2010-182T00:00
End Extended Mission

Thanks to Cassini Deputy Project Scientist Linda Spilker and Science Planners David Seal, Trina Ray, Amanda Hendrix, and Kevin Grazier of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for providing valuable information for this record of Cassini's tour.