Cassini tour page updated for the Solstice Mission
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla
16-02-2010 15:20 CST
My enormously long page describing the details of Cassini's tour -- each and every Cassini orbit of Saturn -- is now updated to include the entire Solstice Mission, which doubles its length. I include information on every orbit periapsis (closest approach to Saturn) and apoapsis (most distant reach from Saturn, and also when they increment the "Rev" number counting from one orbit to the next), every ring plane crossing (two of those per orbit), every targeted flyby of any of Saturn's moons, every fortuitous flyby of Saturn's larger moons, and a few other details. I use the page when I write my previews of spacecraft adventures for each month. I also use it a lot when I am trying to figure out whether Cassini was on the north or south side of Saturn's rings when it took a specific picture.
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