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Cassini’s Tour of the Saturn System

Update October 25, 2010: The table has been totally replaced with a more recent version of the mission's trajectory information (dated December 7, 2009), which shifted encounter times by small amounts (fewer than five minutes in most cases). As a result of these timing shifts, flyby distances also changed; changes are more significant to nontargeted flyby distances than targeted ones. Also, a choice has been made to include nontargeted flybys of the "rocks" (the moons smaller than Hyperion); however, Cassini often does not take data on these smaller moons even when the opportunities are there.

During more than 13 years within the Saturn system, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will orbit the planet more than 250 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 127 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 are (with only one exception) no closer than 950 kilometers (590 miles) because of its extended atmosphere. 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 mission can be split into phases based upon the inclination of Cassini's orbit. Low-inclination orbits, near the ring plane, permit Cassini to have close encounters with icy moons. High-inclination orbits result in fewer moon flybys (except for Titan, which Cassini always returns to eventually), but allow views onto the rings and atmosphere and permit the in-situ instruments to explore all parts of the magnetic field and energetic particle environment.

 

Approach
late 2002 to June 2004

Prime Mission
June 2004 to July 1, 2008

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

Ring Occultation Sequences
February 15 to September 7, 2005

Icy Satellites and Magnetotail
September 7, 2005, to July 22, 2006

180-Degree Transfer; Rings and MAPS
July 22, 2006, to June 30, 2007

Iapetus Flyby and Icy Satellites
June 30 to September 14, 2007

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

Or navigate by year:
2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007
2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011
2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015
2016 - 2017

Extended Mission
a.k.a. XM or Equinox Mission
July 1, 2008 to October 11, 2010

Inclined Phase
uly 1, 2008 to April 4, 2009

Equinox
April 4 to October 12, 2009

Equatorial Phase
October 12, 2009 to May 20, 2010

Northern Titan
May 20 to October 11, 2010

Extended-extended Mission
a.k.a. XXM or Solstice Mission
October 11, 2010 to September 15, 2017

Equatorial Phase 1
November 11, 2010, to May 22, 2012

Inclined Phase 1
May 22, 2012, to March 16, 2015

Equatorial Phase 2
March 16, 2015, to January 16, 2016

Inclined Phase 2
January 16 to November 29, 2016

Proximal Orbits
November 29, 2016, to September 15, 2017

 

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

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

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, May 14, 2004
2004-135T18:40
Start of Prime Mission
Fri, Jun 11, 2004
2004-163T19:34
TARGETED FLYBY OF PHOEBE (00PH [P1])
Inbound 2068.1 km flyby, speed = 6.4 km/s, phase = 24°
Wed, Jun 30, 2004
2004-182T20:57
Nontargeted flyby of Polydeuces (00PO)
Inbound 67990.9 km flyby, speed = 13.3 km/s, phase = 90°
Wed, Jun 30, 2004
2004-182T22:27
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (00CA)
Inbound 52100.1 km flyby, speed = 14.1 km/s, phase = 92°
Thu, Jul 1, 2004
2004-183T00:16
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (00ME)
Inbound 51202.4 km flyby, speed = 12.9 km/s, phase = 96°
Thu, Jul 1, 2004
2004-183T00:30
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (00MI)
Inbound 76487.7 km flyby, speed = 22.3 km/s, phase = 80°
Thu, Jul 1, 2004
2004-183T00:47
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
2004-183T01:16
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (00PA)
Inbound 89854.0 km flyby, speed = 26.8 km/s, phase = 89°
Thu, Jul 1, 2004
2004-183T01:51
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (00JA)
Inbound 67681.8 km flyby, speed = 12.8 km/s, phase = 106°
Thu, Jul 1, 2004
2004-183T02:38
Periapsis Rev 0
R = 1.330 Saturn radii, lat = 17°, phase = 94°
Thu, Jul 1, 2004
2004-183T03:57
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (00PM)
Outbound 107413.3 km flyby, speed = 28.5 km/s, phase = 91°
Thu, Jul 1, 2004
2004-183T04:02
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (00PN)
Outbound 57684.4 km flyby, speed = 22.8 km/s, phase = 88°
Thu, Jul 1, 2004
2004-183T04:21
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (00AE)
Outbound 112909.9 km flyby, speed = 26.0 km/s, 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 339120.0 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 = 150.767 Saturn radii, phase = 87°
Tue, Oct 26, 2004
2004-300T15:30
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (0ATI [TA])
Inbound 1174.0 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 (1176795 km)
Thu, Oct 28, 2004
2004-302T10:20
Periapsis Rev A
R = 6.170 Saturn radii, lat = 12°, phase = 104°
Thu, Oct 28, 2004
2004-302T20:01
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 8.082 Saturn radii (487586 km)
Sun, Nov 21, 2004
2004-326T08:41
Apoapsis Rev B
period = 47.9 days, inclination = 13.8°, r = 78.090 Saturn radii, phase = 77°
Mon, Dec 13, 2004
2004-348T11:38
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (0BTI [TB])
Inbound 1192.3 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 (1137811 km)
Wed, Dec 15, 2004
2004-350T01:41
Nontargeted flyby of Dione (0BDI)
Inbound 72066.8 km flyby, speed = 5.3 km/s, phase = 84°
Wed, Dec 15, 2004
2004-350T05:02
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (0BMI)
Inbound 106749.6 km flyby, speed = 1.6 km/s, phase = 90°
Wed, Dec 15, 2004
2004-350T05:43
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (0BAE)
Inbound 121062.3 km flyby, speed = 1.0 km/s, phase = 108°
Wed, Dec 15, 2004
2004-350T05:51
Periapsis Rev B
R = 4.764 Saturn radii, lat = 4°, phase = 108°
Wed, Dec 15, 2004
2004-350T11:03
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 5.750 Saturn radii (346893 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 = 59.651 Saturn radii, phase = 72°
Fri, Dec 31, 2004
2004-366T18:49
Nontargeted flyby of Iapetus (0CIA)
Inbound 123401.4 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 60003.3 km flyby, speed = 5.4 km/s, phase = 93°

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Ring Occultation Sequences

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

 

Fri, Jan 14, 2005
2005-014T17:05
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 18.360 Saturn radii (1107646 km)
Sun, Jan 16, 2005
2005-016T04:58
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (0CME)
Inbound 113120.3 km flyby, speed = 1.8 km/s, phase = 78°
Sun, Jan 16, 2005
2005-016T06:08
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (0CMI)
Inbound 107630.4 km flyby, speed = 1.3 km/s, phase = 100°
Sun, Jan 16, 2005
2005-016T06:25
Periapsis Rev C
R = 4.824 Saturn radii, lat = 4°, phase = 106°
Sun, Jan 16, 2005
2005-016T07:26
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (0CPL)
Outbound 90824.4 km flyby, speed = 2.4 km/s, phase = 138°
Sun, Jan 16, 2005
2005-016T11:58
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 5.905 Saturn radii (356223 km)
Tue, Feb 1, 2005
2005-032T03:26
Apoapsis Rev 3
period = 31.8 days, inclination = 5.2°, r = 59.250 Saturn radii, phase = 74°
Tue, Feb 15, 2005
2005-046T06:58
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (03TI (dt) [T3])
Inbound 1579.0 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 99°
Wed, Feb 16, 2005
2005-047T23:03
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (03PA)
Inbound 102608.6 km flyby, speed = 1.6 km/s, phase = 62°
Thu, Feb 17, 2005
2005-048T00:10
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (03EP)
Inbound 73455.4 km flyby, speed = 2.9 km/s, phase = 78°
Thu, Feb 17, 2005
2005-048T00:23
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (03AT)
Inbound 76935.0 km flyby, speed = 1.6 km/s, phase = 96°
Thu, Feb 17, 2005
2005-048T00:35
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (03CA)
Inbound 83229.2 km flyby, speed = 6.9 km/s, phase = 67°
Thu, Feb 17, 2005
2005-048T00:50
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.499 Saturn radii (211082 km)
Thu, Feb 17, 2005
2005-048T00:57
Periapsis Rev 3
R = 3.498 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 115°
Thu, Feb 17, 2005
2005-048T01:23
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (03AE)
Outbound 107572.0 km flyby, speed = 8.3 km/s, phase = 157°
Thu, Feb 17, 2005
2005-048T03:30
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (03EN (dt) [E0])
Outbound 1260.7 km flyby, speed = 6.7 km/s, phase = 113°
Thu, Feb 17, 2005
2005-048T08:48
Nontargeted flyby of Polydeuces (03PO)
Outbound 6446.7 km flyby, speed = 8.6 km/s, phase = 121°
Sat, Feb 26, 2005
2005-057T04:25
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 43.975 Saturn radii (2653035 km)
Sun, Feb 27, 2005
2005-058T06:20
Apoapsis Rev 4
period = 20.5 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 44.303 Saturn radii, phase = 65°
Wed, Mar 9, 2005
2005-068T04:33
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (04HE)
Inbound 74490.5 km flyby, speed = 6.5 km/s, phase = 67°
Wed, Mar 9, 2005
2005-068T09:08
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (04EN [E1])
Inbound 497.3 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 (214695 km)
Wed, Mar 9, 2005
2005-068T11:29
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (04AT)
Inbound 73847.2 km flyby, speed = 1.6 km/s, phase = 108°
Wed, Mar 9, 2005
2005-068T11:40
Periapsis Rev 4
R = 3.502 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 115°
Wed, Mar 9, 2005
2005-068T11:44
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (04TE)
Outbound 82863.3 km flyby, speed = 6.9 km/s, phase = 64°
Mon, Mar 14, 2005
2005-073T16:46
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 36.913 Saturn radii (2226935 km)
Sat, Mar 19, 2005
2005-078T17:35
Apoapsis Rev 5
period = 20.5 days, inclination = 0.2°, r = 44.390 Saturn radii, phase = 65°
Tue, Mar 29, 2005
2005-088T18:46
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (05TE)
Inbound 108638.1 km flyby, speed = 12.2 km/s, phase = 124°
Tue, Mar 29, 2005
2005-088T20:32
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (05EN)
Inbound 55573.4 km flyby, speed = 9.7 km/s, phase = 134°
Tue, Mar 29, 2005
2005-088T21:48
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (05PL)
Inbound 30586.6 km flyby, speed = 7.0 km/s, phase = 137°
Tue, Mar 29, 2005
2005-088T22:01
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (05AT)
Inbound 97311.2 km flyby, speed = 1.4 km/s, phase = 68°
Tue, Mar 29, 2005
2005-088T22:59
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.531 Saturn radii (213006 km)
Tue, Mar 29, 2005
2005-088T23:25
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (05EP)
Inbound 62012.1 km flyby, speed = 2.3 km/s, phase = 102°
Tue, Mar 29, 2005
2005-088T23:38
Periapsis Rev 5
R = 3.498 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 114°
Wed, Mar 30, 2005
2005-089T00:51
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (05ME)
Outbound 52681.2 km flyby, speed = 7.4 km/s, phase = 82°
Wed, Mar 30, 2005
2005-089T01:32
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (05TL)
Outbound 74531.9 km flyby, speed = 6.5 km/s, phase = 61°
Wed, Mar 30, 2005
2005-089T05:59
Nontargeted flyby of Polydeuces (05PO)
Outbound 104025.0 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 59°
Thu, Mar 31, 2005
2005-090T20:05
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (05TI [T4])
Outbound 2403.5 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 66°
Thu, Mar 31, 2005
2005-090T22:07
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 21.276 Saturn radii (1283557 km)
Wed, Apr 6, 2005
2005-096T23:32
Apoapsis Rev 6
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 7.4°, r = 37.956 Saturn radii, phase = 72°
Thu, Apr 14, 2005
2005-104T20:31
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (06PL)
Inbound 119294.2 km flyby, speed = 16.6 km/s, phase = 115°
Thu, Apr 14, 2005
2005-104T20:52
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (06ME)
Inbound 50424.3 km flyby, speed = 12.3 km/s, phase = 118°
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 = 2.594 Saturn radii, lat = 3°, phase = 108°
Fri, Apr 15, 2005
2005-105T00:14
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (06EP)
Outbound 46179.6 km flyby, speed = 9.8 km/s, phase = 80°
Fri, Apr 15, 2005
2005-105T01:25
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (06MI)
Outbound 82488.4 km flyby, speed = 14.0 km/s, phase = 94°
Fri, Apr 15, 2005
2005-105T04:21
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (06CA)
Outbound 70531.7 km flyby, speed = 12.5 km/s, phase = 115°
Sat, Apr 16, 2005
2005-106T19:12
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (06TI [T5])
Outbound 1027.4 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 (1260316 km)
Sat, Apr 23, 2005
2005-113T23:30
Apoapsis Rev 7
period = 18.2 days, inclination = 21.7°, r = 40.629 Saturn radii, phase = 65°
Mon, May 2, 2005
2005-122T19:19
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (07HE)
Inbound 114174.6 km flyby, speed = 9.9 km/s, phase = 107°
Mon, May 2, 2005
2005-122T21:48
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (07TE)
Inbound 51855.5 km flyby, speed = 9.3 km/s, phase = 110°
Mon, May 2, 2005
2005-122T23:03
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (07EP)
Inbound 118460.8 km flyby, speed = 6.2 km/s, phase = 46°
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 = 3.590 Saturn radii, lat = 12°, phase = 115°
Tue, May 3, 2005
2005-123T06:15
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (07TL)
Outbound 108305.9 km flyby, speed = 8.3 km/s, phase = 98°
Wed, May 4, 2005
2005-124T05:37
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (07TI)
Outbound 864240.3 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 (1292379 km)
Thu, May 12, 2005
2005-132T03:52
Apoapsis Rev 8
period = 18.2 days, inclination = 21.9°, r = 40.608 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 = 3.591 Saturn radii, lat = 12°, phase = 114°
Sat, May 21, 2005
2005-141T06:30
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (08AT)
Outbound 99861.1 km flyby, speed = 6.7 km/s, phase = 145°
Sat, May 21, 2005
2005-141T06:48
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (08PM)
Outbound 107599.9 km flyby, speed = 6.9 km/s, phase = 153°
Sat, May 21, 2005
2005-141T08:13
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (08EN)
Outbound 101964.9 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 (1280748 km)
Mon, May 30, 2005
2005-150T08:21
Apoapsis Rev 9
period = 18.2 days, inclination = 21.9°, r = 40.626 Saturn radii, phase = 66°
Mon, Jun 6, 2005
2005-157T19:05
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (09TI)
Inbound 425570.4 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 64544.8 km flyby, speed = 7.0 km/s, phase = 56°
Wed, Jun 8, 2005
2005-159T10:24
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (09CA)
Inbound 97710.2 km flyby, speed = 7.8 km/s, phase = 64°
Wed, Jun 8, 2005
2005-159T10:36
Periapsis Rev 9
R = 3.591 Saturn radii, lat = 12°, phase = 114°
Fri, Jun 10, 2005
2005-161T09:08
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.903 Saturn radii (1261058 km)
Fri, Jun 17, 2005
2005-168T13:12
Apoapsis Rev 10
period = 18.2 days, inclination = 21.8°, r = 40.663 Saturn radii, phase = 66°
Wed, Jun 22, 2005
2005-173T12:37
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (10TI)
Inbound 920614.9 km flyby, speed = 3.7 km/s, phase = 65°
Sun, Jun 26, 2005
2005-177T07:10
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (10TI)
Inbound 874592.4 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
2005-177T14:23
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (10PN)
Inbound 94954.9 km flyby, speed = 6.2 km/s, phase = 84°
Sun, Jun 26, 2005
2005-177T14:48
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (10TL)
Inbound 87057.7 km flyby, speed = 8.0 km/s, phase = 64°
Sun, Jun 26, 2005
2005-177T15:42
Periapsis Rev 10
R = 3.603 Saturn radii, lat = 12°, phase = 113°
Tue, Jun 28, 2005
2005-179T13:44
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.762 Saturn radii (1252546 km)
Tue, Jul 5, 2005
2005-186T18:57
Apoapsis Rev 11
period = 18.3 days, inclination = 21.8°, r = 40.748 Saturn radii, phase = 67°
Thu, Jul 14, 2005
2005-195T19:31
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (11PM)
Inbound 122149.3 km flyby, speed = 6.1 km/s, phase = 51°
Thu, Jul 14, 2005
2005-195T19:55
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (11EN [E2])
Inbound 166.3 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 (238115 km)
Thu, Jul 14, 2005
2005-195T20:48
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (11ME)
Inbound 36705.4 km flyby, speed = 7.6 km/s, phase = 110°
Thu, Jul 14, 2005
2005-195T20:55
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (11EP)
Inbound 76769.5 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 84°
Thu, Jul 14, 2005
2005-195T22:10
Periapsis Rev 11
R = 3.609 Saturn radii, lat = 13°, phase = 113°
Thu, Jul 14, 2005
2005-195T22:11
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (11AE)
Outbound 118582.1 km flyby, speed = 11.1 km/s, phase = 163°
Sat, Jul 16, 2005
2005-197T19:43
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.630 Saturn radii (1244598 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 = 40.827 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
2005-214T03:58
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (12DA)
Inbound 102508.5 km flyby, speed = 6.1 km/s, phase = 68°
Tue, Aug 2, 2005
2005-214T04:21
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (12MI)
Inbound 61148.8 km flyby, speed = 6.1 km/s, phase = 58°
Tue, Aug 2, 2005
2005-214T05:17
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (12PM)
Inbound 84970.7 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 111°
Tue, Aug 2, 2005
2005-214T05:48
Periapsis Rev 12
R = 3.604 Saturn radii, lat = 13°, phase = 112°
Tue, Aug 2, 2005
2005-214T07:47
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (12CA)
Outbound 106192.2 km flyby, speed = 7.1 km/s, phase = 73°
Tue, Aug 2, 2005
2005-214T15:55
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (12TI)
Outbound 939763.3 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 (1232417 km)
Sat, Aug 6, 2005
2005-218T12:33
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (12TI)
Outbound 837687.8 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 = 40.691 Saturn radii, phase = 68°
Sat, Aug 20, 2005
2005-232T07:02
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (13TE)
Inbound 122847.5 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 = 3.585 Saturn radii, lat = 13°, phase = 112°
Sat, Aug 20, 2005
2005-232T12:13
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (13TL)
Outbound 105277.7 km flyby, speed = 7.8 km/s, phase = 67°
Mon, Aug 22, 2005
2005-234T07:31
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.270 Saturn radii (1222898 km)
Mon, Aug 22, 2005
2005-234T08:54
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (13TI [T6])
Outbound 3660.2 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 = 37.798 Saturn radii, phase = 75°
Mon, Sep 5, 2005
2005-248T10:39
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 2.928 Saturn radii (176673 km)
Mon, Sep 5, 2005
2005-248T10:48
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (14AE)
Inbound 8517.2 km flyby, speed = 8.1 km/s, phase = 115°
Mon, Sep 5, 2005
2005-248T11:31
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (14PA)
Inbound 51938.2 km flyby, speed = 7.0 km/s, phase = 57°
Mon, Sep 5, 2005
2005-248T11:32
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (14PM)
Inbound 102396.9 km flyby, speed = 14.6 km/s, phase = 151°
Mon, Sep 5, 2005
2005-248T11:52
Periapsis Rev 14
R = 2.748 Saturn radii, lat = 8°, phase = 105°
Mon, Sep 5, 2005
2005-248T13:57
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (14ME)
Outbound 63024.5 km flyby, speed = 10.2 km/s, phase = 91°
Wed, Sep 7, 2005
2005-250T06:46
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.226 Saturn radii (1220222 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 (dt) [T7])
Outbound 1074.8 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 = 41.471 Saturn radii, phase = 74°
Fri, Sep 23, 2005
2005-266T17:11
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.514 Saturn radii (272323 km)
Fri, Sep 23, 2005
2005-266T18:51
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (15CA)
Inbound 91042.5 km flyby, speed = 7.0 km/s, phase = 83°
Fri, Sep 23, 2005
2005-266T19:40
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (15MI)
Inbound 70011.2 km flyby, speed = 11.8 km/s, phase = 133°
Fri, Sep 23, 2005
2005-266T21:36
Periapsis Rev 15
R = 2.999 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 107°
Fri, Sep 23, 2005
2005-266T22:26
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (15PM)
Outbound 98009.9 km flyby, speed = 7.6 km/s, phase = 159°
Sat, Sep 24, 2005
2005-267T02:42
TARGETED FLYBY OF TETHYS (15TE (dt) [Te1])
Outbound 1495.2 km flyby, speed = 9.0 km/s, phase = 68°
Sat, Sep 24, 2005
2005-267T07:27
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 7.445 Saturn radii (449149 km)
Sat, Sep 24, 2005
2005-267T22:47
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (15TI)
Outbound 911727.0 km flyby, speed = 10.7 km/s, phase = 149°
Mon, Sep 26, 2005
2005-269T02:25
TARGETED FLYBY OF HYPERION (15HY (dt) [H1])
Outbound 479.0 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 = 41.173 Saturn radii, phase = 74°
Mon, Oct 10, 2005
2005-283T22:22
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (16TI)
Inbound 776295.1 km flyby, speed = 9.7 km/s, phase = 65°
Tue, Oct 11, 2005
2005-284T17:52
TARGETED FLYBY OF DIONE (16DI [D1])
Inbound 498.5 km flyby, speed = 9.1 km/s, phase = 66°
Tue, Oct 11, 2005
2005-284T20:26
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (16TL)
Inbound 9533.5 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 (287517 km)
Tue, Oct 11, 2005
2005-284T22:48
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (16PL)
Inbound 50438.7 km flyby, speed = 10.8 km/s, phase = 125°
Wed, Oct 12, 2005
2005-285T01:31
Periapsis Rev 16
R = 3.002 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 106°
Wed, Oct 12, 2005
2005-285T01:55
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (16AT)
Outbound 55661.5 km flyby, speed = 4.0 km/s, phase = 143°
Wed, Oct 12, 2005
2005-285T03:03
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (16EN)
Outbound 49076.4 km flyby, speed = 6.8 km/s, phase = 73°
Wed, Oct 12, 2005
2005-285T09:57
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 6.687 Saturn radii (403427 km)
Thu, Oct 20, 2005
2005-294T00:00
Apoapsis Rev 17
period = 17.9 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 40.697 Saturn radii, phase = 74°
Fri, Oct 28, 2005
2005-301T04:15
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (17TI [T8])
Inbound 1353.0 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 (283479 km)
Sat, Oct 29, 2005
2005-302T21:37
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (17ME)
Inbound 98875.3 km flyby, speed = 2.1 km/s, phase = 57°
Sat, Oct 29, 2005
2005-302T22:56
Periapsis Rev 17
R = 4.596 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 92°
Sun, Oct 30, 2005
2005-303T02:50
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (17CA)
Outbound 107869.7 km flyby, speed = 9.4 km/s, phase = 66°
Sat, Nov 5, 2005
2005-309T17:18
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 44.355 Saturn radii (2675932 km)
Sun, Nov 13, 2005
2005-317T04:57
Apoapsis Rev 18
period = 28.5 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 55.088 Saturn radii, phase = 88°
Sat, Nov 26, 2005
2005-330T22:38
TARGETED FLYBY OF RHEA (18RH [R1])
Inbound 503.6 km flyby, speed = 7.3 km/s, phase = 87°
Sun, Nov 27, 2005
2005-331T09:18
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.761 Saturn radii (287256 km)
Sun, Nov 27, 2005
2005-331T10:25
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (18EN)
Inbound 107850.8 km flyby, speed = 7.5 km/s, phase = 134°
Sun, Nov 27, 2005
2005-331T11:21
Periapsis Rev 18
R = 4.576 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 92°
Sun, Nov 27, 2005
2005-331T14:37
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (18HE)
Outbound 86435.4 km flyby, speed = 5.5 km/s, phase = 87°
Fri, Dec 2, 2005
2005-336T04:53
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 36.636 Saturn radii (2210259 km)
Sun, Dec 11, 2005
2005-345T04:27
Apoapsis Rev 19
period = 27.4 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 53.563 Saturn radii, phase = 89°
Sat, Dec 24, 2005
2005-358T19:19
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.760 Saturn radii (287193 km)
Sat, Dec 24, 2005
2005-358T20:29
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (19EN)
Inbound 94053.5 km flyby, speed = 6.7 km/s, phase = 133°
Sat, Dec 24, 2005
2005-358T21:23
Periapsis Rev 19
R = 4.572 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 91°
Sat, Dec 24, 2005
2005-358T22:26
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (19PL)
Outbound 107286.4 km flyby, speed = 4.4 km/s, phase = 142°
Sun, Dec 25, 2005
2005-359T00:44
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (19TL)
Outbound 19275.4 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 70°
Sun, Dec 25, 2005
2005-359T01:45
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (19HE)
Outbound 74718.3 km flyby, speed = 5.4 km/s, phase = 90°
Mon, Dec 26, 2005
2005-360T18:59
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (19TI [T9])
Outbound 10410.9 km flyby, speed = 5.6 km/s, phase = 67°
Thu, Dec 29, 2005
2005-363T22:02
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 37.052 Saturn radii (2235328 km)
Thu, Jan 5, 2006
2006-005T14:09
Apoapsis Rev 20
period = 23.4 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 48.276 Saturn radii, phase = 94°
Sun, Jan 15, 2006
2006-015T11:41
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (20TI [T10])
Inbound 2042.8 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 (337258 km)
Tue, Jan 17, 2006
2006-017T06:58
Periapsis Rev 20
R = 5.580 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 73°
Thu, Feb 2, 2006
2006-033T09:30
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 66.721 Saturn radii (4025274 km)
Sun, Feb 5, 2006
2006-036T20:58
Apoapsis Rev 21
period = 39.2 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 68.151 Saturn radii, phase = 107°
Sat, Feb 25, 2006
2006-056T04:48
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (21HE)
Inbound 67546.3 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 (337070 km)
Sat, Feb 25, 2006
2006-056T10:56
Periapsis Rev 21
R = 5.577 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 72°
Mon, Feb 27, 2006
2006-058T08:25
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (21TI [T11])
Outbound 1812.0 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 = 48.363 Saturn radii, phase = 122°
Sun, Mar 12, 2006
2006-071T15:21
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 45.450 Saturn radii (2741987 km)
Sun, Mar 19, 2006
2006-078T00:06
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (22TI [T12])
Inbound 1949.4 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 148°
Mon, Mar 20, 2006
2006-079T20:05
Periapsis Rev 22
R = 5.477 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 46°
Mon, Mar 20, 2006
2006-079T22:43
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 5.691 Saturn radii (343363 km)
Tue, Mar 21, 2006
2006-080T07:16
Nontargeted flyby of Rhea (22RH)
Outbound 82000.5 km flyby, speed = 5.3 km/s, phase = 137°
Sun, Apr 9, 2006
2006-099T10:05
Apoapsis Rev 23
period = 39.2 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 68.250 Saturn radii, phase = 135°
Sat, Apr 22, 2006
2006-112T15:50
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 45.166 Saturn radii (2724852 km)
Fri, Apr 28, 2006
2006-118T23:59
Periapsis Rev 23
R = 5.470 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 44°
Sat, Apr 29, 2006
2006-119T02:43
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 5.702 Saturn radii (343979 km)
Sun, Apr 30, 2006
2006-120T20:58
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (23TI [T13])
Outbound 1855.7 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 = 48.416 Saturn radii, phase = 148°
Sat, May 20, 2006
2006-140T05:31
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 22.703 Saturn radii (1369692 km)
Sat, May 20, 2006
2006-140T12:18
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (24TI [T14])
Inbound 1879.3 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 163°
Mon, May 22, 2006
2006-142T09:01
Periapsis Rev 24
R = 5.452 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 21°
Mon, May 22, 2006
2006-142T14:53
Nontargeted flyby of Polydeuces (24PO)
Outbound 64089.9 km flyby, speed = 6.9 km/s, phase = 19°
Mon, May 22, 2006
2006-142T15:14
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 6.538 Saturn radii (394422 km)
Sat, Jun 10, 2006
2006-161T23:07
Apoapsis Rev 25
period = 39.2 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 68.286 Saturn radii, phase = 159°
Thu, Jun 29, 2006
2006-180T01:39
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 17.569 Saturn radii (1059963 km)
Fri, Jun 30, 2006
2006-181T13:05
Periapsis Rev 25
R = 5.437 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 20°
Fri, Jun 30, 2006
2006-181T20:54
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 7.051 Saturn radii (425416 km)
Sun, Jul 2, 2006
2006-183T09:21
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (25TI [T15])
Outbound 1905.9 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 = 48.376 Saturn radii, phase = 164°
Sat, Jul 22, 2006
2006-203T00:25
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (26TI [T16])
Inbound 949.9 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 105°


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
2006-203T02:36
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.126 Saturn radii (1214207 km)
Sun, Jul 23, 2006
2006-204T17:18
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (26TE)
Inbound 119806.3 km flyby, speed = 9.9 km/s, phase = 29°
Sun, Jul 23, 2006
2006-204T21:48
Periapsis Rev 26
R = 4.192 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 8°
Sun, Jul 23, 2006
2006-204T22:46
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (26AE)
Outbound 93379.5 km flyby, speed = 3.8 km/s, phase = 16°
Mon, Jul 24, 2006
2006-205T01:15
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.773 Saturn radii (287949 km)
Mon, Jul 24, 2006
2006-205T01:58
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (26TL)
Outbound 44778.6 km flyby, speed = 8.6 km/s, phase = 39°
Thu, Aug 3, 2006
2006-216T00:00
Begin solar conjunction
Fri, Aug 4, 2006
2006-216T21:22
Apoapsis Rev 27
period = 24.0 days, inclination = 14.9°, r = 48.960 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 (1204166 km)
Wed, Aug 16, 2006
2006-228T20:53
Periapsis Rev 27
R = 4.180 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 8°
Thu, Aug 17, 2006
2006-229T00:21
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.766 Saturn radii (287519 km)
Thu, Aug 17, 2006
2006-229T03:29
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (27HE)
Outbound 48728.2 km flyby, speed = 7.7 km/s, phase = 122°
Fri, Aug 18, 2006
2006-230T17:50
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (27TI)
Outbound 339768.2 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 = 48.821 Saturn radii, phase = 172°
Thu, Sep 7, 2006
2006-250T20:17
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (28TI [T17])
Inbound 999.5 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 (1234514 km)
Sat, Sep 9, 2006
2006-252T17:33
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (28AT)
Inbound 119822.6 km flyby, speed = 15.0 km/s, phase = 47°
Sat, Sep 9, 2006
2006-252T17:42
Periapsis Rev 28
R = 2.957 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
2006-252T19:17
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (28ME)
Outbound 15113.6 km flyby, speed = 10.2 km/s, phase = 62°
Sat, Sep 9, 2006
2006-252T19:24
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (28CA)
Outbound 107224.5 km flyby, speed = 9.7 km/s, phase = 162°
Sat, Sep 9, 2006
2006-252T20:06
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (28EN)
Outbound 39935.4 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 = 37.571 Saturn radii, phase = 173°
Sat, Sep 23, 2006
2006-266T18:59
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (29TI [T18])
Inbound 959.8 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 (1238795 km)
Mon, Sep 25, 2006
2006-268T19:42
Periapsis Rev 29
R = 3.983 Saturn radii, lat = -21°, phase = 7°
Mon, Sep 25, 2006
2006-268T20:19
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (29AE)
Outbound 107428.5 km flyby, speed = 11.8 km/s, phase = 29°
Mon, Sep 25, 2006
2006-268T21:45
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (29ME)
Outbound 63839.0 km flyby, speed = 10.1 km/s, phase = 39°
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 = 36.521 Saturn radii, phase = 173°
Mon, Oct 9, 2006
2006-282T17:30
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (30TI [T19])
Inbound 979.7 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 81°
Mon, Oct 9, 2006
2006-282T18:09
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.615 Saturn radii (1243731 km)
Wed, Oct 11, 2006
2006-284T22:59
Periapsis Rev 30
R = 5.507 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 = 34.980 Saturn radii, phase = 166°
Wed, Oct 25, 2006
2006-298T15:58
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (31TI [T20])
Inbound 1029.5 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 (1248123 km)
Sat, Oct 28, 2006
2006-301T00:10
Periapsis Rev 31
R = 4.656 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 32
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 55.0°, r = 28.836 Saturn radii, phase = 164°
Mon, Nov 6, 2006
2006-310T15:56
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.721 Saturn radii (1250077 km)
Thu, Nov 9, 2006
2006-313T00:00
Periapsis Rev 32
R = 4.662 Saturn radii, lat = -26°, phase = 16°
Thu, Nov 9, 2006
2006-313T01:48
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (32EN)
Outbound 90219.9 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 (300289 km)
Thu, Nov 9, 2006
2006-313T03:45
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (32CA)
Outbound 116095.7 km flyby, speed = 11.7 km/s, phase = 111°
Tue, Nov 14, 2006
2006-318T23:31
Apoapsis Rev 33
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 55.0°, r = 28.779 Saturn radii, phase = 164°
Sat, Nov 18, 2006
2006-322T15:10
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.669 Saturn radii (1246974 km)
Mon, Nov 20, 2006
2006-324T23:02
Periapsis Rev 33
R = 4.654 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 74995.5 km flyby, speed = 12.2 km/s, phase = 147°
Tue, Nov 21, 2006
2006-325T13:36
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (33TI)
Outbound 973181.6 km flyby, speed = 8.0 km/s, phase = 78°
Sat, Nov 25, 2006
2006-329T13:29
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (33TI)
Outbound 925037.1 km flyby, speed = 4.5 km/s, phase = 115°
Sun, Nov 26, 2006
2006-330T22:20
Apoapsis Rev 34
period = 11.9 days, inclination = 55.0°, r = 28.754 Saturn radii, phase = 164°
Thu, Nov 30, 2006
2006-334T13:45
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.673 Saturn radii (1247198 km)
Sat, Dec 2, 2006
2006-336T21:39
Periapsis Rev 34
R = 4.655 Saturn radii, lat = -26°, phase = 15°
Sat, Dec 2, 2006
2006-336T23:17
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (34TI)
Outbound 945244.5 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)
Sun, Dec 3, 2006
2006-337T01:20
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (34TL)
Outbound 102514.2 km flyby, speed = 12.1 km/s, phase = 111°
Fri, Dec 8, 2006
2006-342T21:01
Apoapsis Rev 35
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 55.0°, r = 28.757 Saturn radii, phase = 165°
Tue, Dec 12, 2006
2006-346T11:42
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (35TI [T21])
Inbound 1000.0 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 (1249588 km)
Fri, Dec 15, 2006
2006-349T00:01
Periapsis Rev 35
R = 7.606 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 = 32.888 Saturn radii, phase = 157°
Thu, Dec 28, 2006
2006-362T10:05
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (36TI [T22])
Inbound 1296.8 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 (1247984 km)
Sun, Dec 31, 2006
2006-365T05:18
Periapsis Rev 36
R = 9.811 Saturn radii, lat = -44°, phase = 31°
Sun, Dec 31, 2006
2006-365T23:56
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 11.605 Saturn radii (700137 km)
Mon, Jan 8, 2007
2007-008T04:38
Apoapsis Rev 37
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 56.6°, r = 30.692 Saturn radii, phase = 149°
Sat, Jan 13, 2007
2007-013T08:39
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (37TI [T23])
Inbound 1000.3 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 (1249678 km)
Tue, Jan 16, 2007
2007-016T12:59
Periapsis Rev 37
R = 12.527 Saturn radii, lat = -51°, phase = 39°
Wed, Jan 17, 2007
2007-017T21:01
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 14.867 Saturn radii (896900 km)
Wed, Jan 24, 2007
2007-024T12:19
Apoapsis Rev 38
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 59.2°, r = 27.987 Saturn radii, phase = 140°
Mon, Jan 29, 2007
2007-029T07:16
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (38TI [T24])
Inbound 2631.2 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 (1249322 km)
Thu, Feb 1, 2007
2007-032T09:57
Periapsis Rev 38
R = 15.572 Saturn radii, lat = -58°, phase = 58°
Sun, Feb 4, 2007
2007-035T01:08
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.612 Saturn radii (1183214 km)
Mon, Feb 5, 2007
2007-036T07:42
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (38TI)
Outbound 910072.3 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 = 28.492 Saturn radii, phase = 121°
Thu, Feb 15, 2007
2007-046T03:10
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (39TI)
Inbound 867510.3 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 = 15.577 Saturn radii, lat = -58°, phase = 59°
Thu, Feb 22, 2007
2007-053T03:12
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (39TI [T25])
Outbound 1000.4 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 (1185738 km)
Tue, Feb 27, 2007
2007-058T07:46
Apoapsis Rev 40
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 58.6°, r = 28.363 Saturn radii, phase = 97°
Mon, Mar 5, 2007
2007-064T21:02
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 14.993 Saturn radii (904502 km)
Wed, Mar 7, 2007
2007-066T07:09
Periapsis Rev 40
R = 12.145 Saturn radii, lat = -54°, phase = 83°
Sat, Mar 10, 2007
2007-069T01:49
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (40TI [T26])
Outbound 980.6 km flyby, speed = 6.2 km/s, phase = 150°
Sat, Mar 10, 2007
2007-069T01:55
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.657 Saturn radii (1185892 km)
Thu, Mar 15, 2007
2007-074T12:37
Apoapsis Rev 41
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 56.0°, r = 30.793 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 = 9.710 Saturn radii, lat = -47°, phase = 92°
Mon, Mar 26, 2007
2007-085T00:23
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (41TI [T27])
Outbound 1009.9 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 (1186145 km)
Sat, Mar 31, 2007
2007-090T17:01
Apoapsis Rev 42
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 52.3°, r = 32.939 Saturn radii, phase = 80°
Sun, Apr 8, 2007
2007-098T04:57
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 8.954 Saturn radii (540177 km)
Sun, Apr 8, 2007
2007-098T16:21
Periapsis Rev 42
R = 7.565 Saturn radii, lat = -39°, phase = 100°
Tue, Apr 10, 2007
2007-100T22:58
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (42TI [T28])
Outbound 990.9 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 (1186423 km)
Mon, Apr 16, 2007
2007-106T20:41
Apoapsis Rev 43
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 46.9°, r = 34.766 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 114225.1 km flyby, speed = 11.4 km/s, phase = 69°
Tue, Apr 24, 2007
2007-114T16:00
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (43TL)
Inbound 107375.8 km flyby, speed = 11.1 km/s, phase = 99°
Tue, Apr 24, 2007
2007-114T20:02
Periapsis Rev 43
R = 5.738 Saturn radii, lat = -32°, phase = 107°
Thu, Apr 26, 2007
2007-116T21:33
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (43TI [T29])
Outbound 980.8 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 (1186671 km)
Wed, May 2, 2007
2007-122T23:23
Apoapsis Rev 44
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 39.1°, r = 36.222 Saturn radii, phase = 67°
Thu, May 10, 2007
2007-130T19:31
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.757 Saturn radii (287006 km)
Thu, May 10, 2007
2007-130T22:46
Periapsis Rev 44
R = 4.285 Saturn radii, lat = -24°, phase = 114°
Sat, May 12, 2007
2007-132T20:10
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (44TI [T30])
Outbound 959.2 km flyby, speed = 6.2 km/s, phase = 122°
Sat, May 12, 2007
2007-132T20:11
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.674 Saturn radii (1186904 km)
Sat, May 19, 2007
2007-139T01:03
Apoapsis Rev 45
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 28.2°, r = 37.277 Saturn radii, phase = 61°
Sat, May 26, 2007
2007-146T20:47
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (45TE)
Inbound 102788.1 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 (211648 km)
Sat, May 26, 2007
2007-146T23:13
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (45EP)
Inbound 58279.1 km flyby, speed = 8.7 km/s, phase = 148°
Sun, May 27, 2007
2007-147T00:28
Periapsis Rev 45
R = 3.236 Saturn radii, lat = -15°, phase = 119°
Mon, May 28, 2007
2007-148T18:36
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.590 Saturn radii (1181873 km)
Mon, May 28, 2007
2007-148T18:52
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (45TI [T31])
Outbound 2298.6 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 = 37.779 Saturn radii, phase = 58°
Mon, Jun 11, 2007
2007-162T23:03
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (46MI)
Inbound 111975.3 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 (177239 km)
Tue, Jun 12, 2007
2007-163T00:12
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (46AT)
Inbound 34016.6 km flyby, speed = 7.5 km/s, phase = 117°
Tue, Jun 12, 2007
2007-163T00:19
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (46PM)
Inbound 69717.3 km flyby, speed = 11.7 km/s, phase = 79°
Tue, Jun 12, 2007
2007-163T00:45
Periapsis Rev 46
R = 2.745 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 123°
Tue, Jun 12, 2007
2007-163T00:58
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (46EP)
Outbound 80596.3 km flyby, speed = 10.6 km/s, phase = 144°
Tue, Jun 12, 2007
2007-163T02:26
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (46ME)
Outbound 61695.6 km flyby, speed = 9.0 km/s, phase = 100°
Wed, Jun 13, 2007
2007-164T17:43
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.665 Saturn radii (1186412 km)
Wed, Jun 13, 2007
2007-164T17:46
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (46TI [T32])
Outbound 964.9 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 = 38.086 Saturn radii, phase = 54°
Wed, Jun 27, 2007
2007-178T19:43
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (47TE)
Inbound 18417.8 km flyby, speed = 10.6 km/s, phase = 116°
Wed, Jun 27, 2007
2007-178T22:23
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (47ME)
Inbound 22643.0 km flyby, speed = 10.9 km/s, phase = 114°
Wed, Jun 27, 2007
2007-178T22:48
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (47MI)
Inbound 102915.8 km flyby, speed = 17.0 km/s, phase = 110°
Wed, Jun 27, 2007
2007-178T23:13
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (47AE)
Inbound 15433.9 km flyby, speed = 9.4 km/s, phase = 107°
Thu, Jun 28, 2007
2007-179T00:01
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.584 Saturn radii (155889 km)
Thu, Jun 28, 2007
2007-179T00:52
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (47EN)
Inbound 88670.3 km flyby, speed = 9.3 km/s, phase = 54°
Thu, Jun 28, 2007
2007-179T00:54
Periapsis Rev 47
R = 2.462 Saturn radii, lat = -1°, phase = 126°
Thu, Jun 28, 2007
2007-179T01:43
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (47PM)
Outbound 35159.7 km flyby, speed = 9.1 km/s, phase = 153°
Thu, Jun 28, 2007
2007-179T02:08
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (47EP)
Outbound 86621.8 km flyby, speed = 15.7 km/s, phase = 153°
Thu, Jun 28, 2007
2007-179T12:00
Nontargeted flyby of Rhea (47RH)
Outbound 104382.5 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 1932.6 km flyby, speed = 6.2 km/s, phase = 96°
Mon, Jul 2, 2007
2007-183T14:32
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 35.583 Saturn radii (2146696 km)
Mon, Jul 9, 2007
2007-190T10:08
Apoapsis Rev 48
period = 22.8 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 47.803 Saturn radii, phase = 64°
Thu, Jul 19, 2007
2007-200T01:11
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (48TI [T34])
Inbound 1331.8 km flyby, speed = 6.2 km/s, phase = 34°
Fri, Jul 20, 2007
2007-201T15:01
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 6.257 Saturn radii (377507 km)
Fri, Jul 20, 2007
2007-201T17:18
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (48HE)
Inbound 38261.9 km flyby, speed = 4.7 km/s, phase = 55°
Fri, Jul 20, 2007
2007-201T18:16
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (48TE)
Inbound 95187.8 km flyby, speed = 6.5 km/s, phase = 94°
Fri, Jul 20, 2007
2007-201T20:31
Periapsis Rev 48
R = 5.357 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 130°
Mon, Jul 23, 2007
2007-204T04:09
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 24.108 Saturn radii (1454449 km)
Thu, Aug 9, 2007
2007-221T16:46
Apoapsis Rev 49
period = 39.7 days, inclination = 0.3°, r = 69.031 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 = 6.301 Saturn radii (380129 km)
Wed, Aug 29, 2007
2007-241T11:14
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (49TE)
Inbound 55392.9 km flyby, speed = 4.8 km/s, phase = 102°
Wed, Aug 29, 2007
2007-241T13:03
Periapsis Rev 49
R = 5.351 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 132°
Thu, Aug 30, 2007
2007-242T01:19
Nontargeted flyby of Rhea (49RH)
Outbound 5727.2 km flyby, speed = 6.7 km/s, phase = 46°
Fri, Aug 31, 2007
2007-243T06:33
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (49TI [T35])
Outbound 3324.2 km flyby, speed = 6.1 km/s, phase = 87°
Mon, Sep 10, 2007
2007-253T14:16
TARGETED FLYBY OF IAPETUS (49IA [I1])
Outbound 1621.6 km flyby, speed = 2.4 km/s, phase = 59°


Rings and MAPS

September 14, 2007 to July 1, 2008

During this last phase of Cassini's primary mission, comprising orbits 49 through 78, the orbit's inclination was once again increased at the same time that it iswasshrunk smaller and smaller in order to permit observations of the ring system in greater and greater detail. There were be nine Titan flybys, as well as the best views throughout the primary mission of Epimetheus and Enceladus. The primary mission ended with Cassini on course for another Titan gravity assist, which inagurated 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 = 59.736 Saturn radii, phase = 42°
Sun, Sep 30, 2007
2007-273T05:48
Nontargeted flyby of Dione (50DI)
Inbound 43433.5 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 (348456 km)
Sun, Sep 30, 2007
2007-273T10:51
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (50EN)
Inbound 101494.2 km flyby, speed = 6.5 km/s, phase = 95°
Sun, Sep 30, 2007
2007-273T11:29
Periapsis Rev 50
R = 4.701 Saturn radii, lat = 5°, phase = 138°
Sun, Sep 30, 2007
2007-273T15:08
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (50TL)
Outbound 75929.3 km flyby, speed = 7.7 km/s, phase = 163°
Mon, Oct 1, 2007
2007-274T22:50
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 17.690 Saturn radii (1067231 km)
Tue, Oct 2, 2007
2007-275T04:43
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (50TI [T36])
Outbound 973.0 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 67°
Tue, Oct 2, 2007
2007-275T15:08
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 22.856 Saturn radii (1378899 km)
Fri, Oct 12, 2007
2007-285T09:52
Apoapsis Rev 51
period = 23.8 days, inclination = 5.0°, r = 49.165 Saturn radii, phase = 36°
Sun, Oct 21, 2007
2007-294T15:01
Nontargeted flyby of Hyperion (51HY)
Inbound 121741.8 km flyby, speed = 4.9 km/s, phase = 116°
Mon, Oct 22, 2007
2007-295T01:12
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (51TI)
Inbound 438394.5 km flyby, speed = 4.2 km/s, phase = 30°
Wed, Oct 24, 2007
2007-297T00:33
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (51HE)
Inbound 23943.1 km flyby, speed = 7.7 km/s, phase = 76°
Wed, Oct 24, 2007
2007-297T05:28
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.184 Saturn radii (252413 km)
Wed, Oct 24, 2007
2007-297T06:30
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (51PM)
Inbound 104597.4 km flyby, speed = 1.5 km/s, phase = 166°
Wed, Oct 24, 2007
2007-297T07:56
Periapsis Rev 51
R = 3.807 Saturn radii, lat = -3°, phase = 145°
Fri, Oct 26, 2007
2007-299T10:28
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 22.606 Saturn radii (1363833 km)
Mon, Nov 5, 2007
2007-309T07:54
Apoapsis Rev 52
period = 24.0 days, inclination = 5.0°, r = 49.390 Saturn radii, phase = 35°
Fri, Nov 16, 2007
2007-320T19:43
Nontargeted flyby of Rhea (52RH)
Inbound 91621.1 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 (252864 km)
Sat, Nov 17, 2007
2007-321T06:15
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (52AE)
Inbound 99721.6 km flyby, speed = 3.3 km/s, phase = 150°
Sat, Nov 17, 2007
2007-321T06:59
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (52PA)
Inbound 93408.3 km flyby, speed = 1.6 km/s, phase = 163°
Sat, Nov 17, 2007
2007-321T07:52
Periapsis Rev 52
R = 3.801 Saturn radii, lat = -3°, phase = 145°
Sat, Nov 17, 2007
2007-321T08:05
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (52PN)
Outbound 96661.9 km flyby, speed = 1.3 km/s, phase = 138°
Sat, Nov 17, 2007
2007-321T09:20
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (52EP)
Outbound 99466.0 km flyby, speed = 1.9 km/s, phase = 102°
Sat, Nov 17, 2007
2007-321T12:35
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (52CA)
Outbound 87970.0 km flyby, speed = 10.5 km/s, phase = 147°
Mon, Nov 19, 2007
2007-323T00:47
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (52TI [T37])
Outbound 999.4 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 51°
Mon, Nov 19, 2007
2007-323T04:36
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.832 Saturn radii (1256788 km)
Sun, Nov 25, 2007
2007-329T07:54
Apoapsis Rev 53
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 12.0°, r = 38.004 Saturn radii, phase = 25°
Mon, Dec 3, 2007
2007-337T05:23
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (53TL)
Inbound 119570.5 km flyby, speed = 8.9 km/s, phase = 20°
Mon, Dec 3, 2007
2007-337T05:26
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (53MI)
Inbound 84254.0 km flyby, speed = 15.0 km/s, phase = 139°
Mon, Dec 3, 2007
2007-337T06:03
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (53AE)
Inbound 81097.7 km flyby, speed = 15.0 km/s, phase = 131°
Mon, Dec 3, 2007
2007-337T06:42
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.672 Saturn radii (161217 km)
Mon, Dec 3, 2007
2007-337T06:52
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (53EP)
Inbound 9176.0 km flyby, speed = 7.6 km/s, phase = 141°
Mon, Dec 3, 2007
2007-337T07:40
Periapsis Rev 53
R = 2.535 Saturn radii, lat = -6°, phase = 155°
Wed, Dec 5, 2007
2007-339T00:07
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (53TI [T38])
Outbound 1298.3 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 70°
Wed, Dec 5, 2007
2007-339T02:17
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.329 Saturn radii (1226457 km)
Tue, Dec 11, 2007
2007-345T05:34
Apoapsis Rev 54
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 26.0°, r = 37.492 Saturn radii, phase = 30°
Wed, Dec 19, 2007
2007-353T03:35
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.241 Saturn radii (195514 km)
Wed, Dec 19, 2007
2007-353T05:04
Periapsis Rev 54
R = 3.023 Saturn radii, lat = -13°, phase = 150°
Thu, Dec 20, 2007
2007-354T22:58
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (54TI [T39])
Outbound 969.5 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 (1210337 km)
Thu, Dec 27, 2007
2007-361T01:29
Apoapsis Rev 55
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 37.7°, r = 36.521 Saturn radii, phase = 37°
Thu, Jan 3, 2008
2008-003T20:13
Nontargeted flyby of Dione (55DI)
Inbound 121807.0 km flyby, speed = 11.1 km/s, phase = 76°
Thu, Jan 3, 2008
2008-003T21:52
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (55PL)
Inbound 105665.4 km flyby, speed = 9.4 km/s, phase = 120°
Thu, Jan 3, 2008
2008-003T22:05
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.361 Saturn radii (263075 km)
Thu, Jan 3, 2008
2008-003T22:11
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (55JA)
Inbound 118143.2 km flyby, speed = 10.1 km/s, phase = 154°
Thu, Jan 3, 2008
2008-003T22:50
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (55DA)
Inbound 119011.2 km flyby, speed = 10.4 km/s, phase = 157°
Thu, Jan 3, 2008
2008-003T23:11
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (55PM)
Inbound 112567.1 km flyby, speed = 10.5 km/s, phase = 152°
Fri, Jan 4, 2008
2008-004T00:34
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (55PA)
Inbound 123126.8 km flyby, speed = 11.3 km/s, phase = 119°
Fri, Jan 4, 2008
2008-004T00:48
Periapsis Rev 55
R = 3.970 Saturn radii, lat = -22°, phase = 143°
Sat, Jan 5, 2008
2008-005T21:30
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (55TI [T40])
Outbound 1014.0 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 (1202592 km)
Wed, Jan 9, 2008
2008-009T22:55
Apoapsis Rev 56
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 46.6°, r = 30.201 Saturn radii, phase = 31°
Tue, Jan 15, 2008
2008-015T21:04
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.451 Saturn radii (208171 km)
Tue, Jan 15, 2008
2008-015T21:11
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (56ME)
Inbound 15618.6 km flyby, speed = 13.7 km/s, phase = 142°
Tue, Jan 15, 2008
2008-015T22:20
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (56PA)
Inbound 95184.3 km flyby, speed = 16.2 km/s, phase = 116°
Tue, Jan 15, 2008
2008-015T22:37
Periapsis Rev 56
R = 3.257 Saturn radii, lat = -21°, phase = 149°
Thu, Jan 17, 2008
2008-017T21:15
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.825 Saturn radii (1196063 km)
Mon, Jan 21, 2008
2008-021T21:43
Apoapsis Rev 57
period = 11.9 days, inclination = 46.6°, r = 30.120 Saturn radii, phase = 31°
Tue, Jan 22, 2008
2008-022T21:22
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (57TI)
Inbound 855499.6 km flyby, speed = 4.5 km/s, phase = 69°
Sun, Jan 27, 2008
2008-027T12:32
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (57TI)
Inbound 985542.3 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 (208244 km)
Sun, Jan 27, 2008
2008-027T19:15
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (57AT)
Inbound 75195.9 km flyby, speed = 13.6 km/s, phase = 151°
Sun, Jan 27, 2008
2008-027T20:17
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (57EP)
Inbound 89730.5 km flyby, speed = 16.2 km/s, phase = 116°
Sun, Jan 27, 2008
2008-027T20:18
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (57PM)
Inbound 82364.0 km flyby, speed = 15.4 km/s, phase = 125°
Sun, Jan 27, 2008
2008-027T20:45
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (57PA)
Inbound 114391.8 km flyby, speed = 17.3 km/s, phase = 109°
Sun, Jan 27, 2008
2008-027T20:47
Periapsis Rev 57
R = 3.257 Saturn radii, lat = -21°, phase = 149°
Tue, Jan 29, 2008
2008-029T19:10
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.764 Saturn radii (1192387 km)
Sat, Feb 2, 2008
2008-033T20:08
Apoapsis Rev 58
period = 11.9 days, inclination = 46.5°, r = 30.150 Saturn radii, phase = 31°
Fri, Feb 8, 2008
2008-039T17:00
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (58EP)
Inbound 116981.6 km flyby, speed = 13.4 km/s, phase = 121°
Fri, Feb 8, 2008
2008-039T17:52
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.461 Saturn radii (208811 km)
Fri, Feb 8, 2008
2008-039T19:23
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (58PA)
Inbound 114438.7 km flyby, speed = 17.3 km/s, phase = 110°
Fri, Feb 8, 2008
2008-039T19:24
Periapsis Rev 58
R = 3.273 Saturn radii, lat = -21°, phase = 149°
Fri, Feb 8, 2008
2008-039T19:26
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (58AT)
Outbound 114718.7 km flyby, speed = 17.2 km/s, phase = 110°
Sun, Feb 10, 2008
2008-041T19:03
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.073 Saturn radii (1211033 km)
Thu, Feb 14, 2008
2008-045T19:24
Apoapsis Rev 59
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 47.0°, r = 30.236 Saturn radii, phase = 30°
Wed, Feb 20, 2008
2008-051T17:51
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (59PN)
Inbound 79784.7 km flyby, speed = 13.8 km/s, phase = 152°
Wed, Feb 20, 2008
2008-051T17:51
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.459 Saturn radii (208703 km)
Wed, Feb 20, 2008
2008-051T18:19
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (59PM)
Inbound 65853.1 km flyby, speed = 14.2 km/s, phase = 152°
Wed, Feb 20, 2008
2008-051T18:29
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (59PA)
Inbound 66345.2 km flyby, speed = 14.5 km/s, phase = 145°
Wed, Feb 20, 2008
2008-051T19:08
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (59JA)
Inbound 110348.0 km flyby, speed = 17.3 km/s, phase = 111°
Wed, Feb 20, 2008
2008-051T19:23
Periapsis Rev 59
R = 3.269 Saturn radii, lat = -21°, phase = 150°
Fri, Feb 22, 2008
2008-053T17:32
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (59TI [T41])
Outbound 999.7 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 (1201040 km)
Mon, Feb 25, 2008
2008-056T22:03
Apoapsis Rev 60
period = 10.6 days, inclination = 56.1°, r = 27.074 Saturn radii, phase = 31°
Sun, Mar 2, 2008
2008-062T03:13
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.943 Saturn radii (237911 km)
Sun, Mar 2, 2008
2008-062T03:45
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (60DA)
Inbound 97745.5 km flyby, speed = 15.8 km/s, phase = 155°
Sun, Mar 2, 2008
2008-062T04:16
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (60PM)
Inbound 99680.5 km flyby, speed = 16.3 km/s, phase = 141°
Sun, Mar 2, 2008
2008-062T05:04
Periapsis Rev 60
R = 3.747 Saturn radii, lat = -23°, phase = 149°
Tue, Mar 4, 2008
2008-064T08:33
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.987 Saturn radii (1205797 km)
Fri, Mar 7, 2008
2008-067T13:01
Apoapsis Rev 61
period = 10.7 days, inclination = 56.1°, r = 27.222 Saturn radii, phase = 31°
Mon, Mar 10, 2008
2008-070T19:50
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (61TI)
Inbound 918311.7 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 (238198 km)
Wed, Mar 12, 2008
2008-072T19:06
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (61EN [E3])
Inbound 47.9 km flyby, speed = 14.4 km/s, phase = 137°
Wed, Mar 12, 2008
2008-072T20:15
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (61DA)
Inbound 104055.9 km flyby, speed = 16.4 km/s, phase = 139°
Wed, Mar 12, 2008
2008-072T20:57
Periapsis Rev 61
R = 3.751 Saturn radii, lat = -23°, phase = 149°
Sat, Mar 15, 2008
2008-075T00:16
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.937 Saturn radii (1202819 km)
Tue, Mar 18, 2008
2008-078T04:34
Apoapsis Rev 62
period = 10.6 days, inclination = 56.2°, r = 27.168 Saturn radii, phase = 31°
Sun, Mar 23, 2008
2008-083T10:20
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.945 Saturn radii (238020 km)
Sun, Mar 23, 2008
2008-083T10:37
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (62PL)
Inbound 32685.5 km flyby, speed = 15.0 km/s, phase = 135°
Sun, Mar 23, 2008
2008-083T10:55
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (62EP)
Inbound 84178.8 km flyby, speed = 15.6 km/s, phase = 152°
Sun, Mar 23, 2008
2008-083T11:24
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (62ME)
Inbound 102765.3 km flyby, speed = 17.0 km/s, phase = 114°
Sun, Mar 23, 2008
2008-083T12:11
Periapsis Rev 62
R = 3.747 Saturn radii, lat = -23°, phase = 149°
Tue, Mar 25, 2008
2008-085T14:28
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (62TI [T42])
Outbound 999.4 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 (1198064 km)
Fri, Mar 28, 2008
2008-088T01:23
Apoapsis Rev 63
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 63.1°, r = 24.525 Saturn radii, phase = 31°
Tue, Apr 1, 2008
2008-092T15:53
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (63TI)
Inbound 973782.7 km flyby, speed = 12.9 km/s, phase = 36°
Tue, Apr 1, 2008
2008-092T17:20
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (63PL)
Inbound 104465.7 km flyby, speed = 14.8 km/s, phase = 123°
Tue, Apr 1, 2008
2008-092T18:09
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.490 Saturn radii (270898 km)
Tue, Apr 1, 2008
2008-092T18:17
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (63AE)
Inbound 103559.2 km flyby, speed = 15.9 km/s, phase = 157°
Tue, Apr 1, 2008
2008-092T19:09
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (63JA)
Inbound 117131.4 km flyby, speed = 16.6 km/s, phase = 148°
Tue, Apr 1, 2008
2008-092T20:17
Periapsis Rev 63
R = 4.305 Saturn radii, lat = -23°, phase = 149°
Fri, Apr 4, 2008
2008-095T04:56
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.866 Saturn radii (1198509 km)
Sun, Apr 6, 2008
2008-097T15:15
Apoapsis Rev 64
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 63.1°, r = 24.533 Saturn radii, phase = 30°
Fri, Apr 11, 2008
2008-102T08:05
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.493 Saturn radii (271035 km)
Fri, Apr 11, 2008
2008-102T09:29
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (64MI)
Inbound 106553.0 km flyby, speed = 17.1 km/s, phase = 129°
Fri, Apr 11, 2008
2008-102T10:13
Periapsis Rev 64
R = 4.307 Saturn radii, lat = -23°, phase = 150°
Sun, Apr 13, 2008
2008-104T18:44
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.830 Saturn radii (1196317 km)
Wed, Apr 16, 2008
2008-107T04:56
Apoapsis Rev 65
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 63.1°, r = 24.493 Saturn radii, phase = 30°
Sun, Apr 20, 2008
2008-111T20:44
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (65MI)
Inbound 116382.2 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 (270725 km)
Sun, Apr 20, 2008
2008-111T21:47
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (65TL)
Inbound 77619.0 km flyby, speed = 15.5 km/s, phase = 88°
Sun, Apr 20, 2008
2008-111T22:34
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (65EP)
Inbound 119100.9 km flyby, speed = 16.8 km/s, phase = 148°
Sun, Apr 20, 2008
2008-111T23:39
Periapsis Rev 65
R = 4.301 Saturn radii, lat = -23°, phase = 150°
Wed, Apr 23, 2008
2008-114T08:05
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.816 Saturn radii (1195507 km)
Fri, Apr 25, 2008
2008-116T18:16
Apoapsis Rev 66
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 63.1°, r = 24.485 Saturn radii, phase = 30°
Sat, Apr 26, 2008
2008-117T18:57
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (66TI)
Inbound 780171.4 km flyby, speed = 5.5 km/s, phase = 94°
Wed, Apr 30, 2008
2008-121T10:26
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (66TL)
Inbound 35745.3 km flyby, speed = 14.5 km/s, phase = 45°
Wed, Apr 30, 2008
2008-121T10:44
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.480 Saturn radii (270265 km)
Wed, Apr 30, 2008
2008-121T11:51
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (66PL)
Inbound 93069.4 km flyby, speed = 16.4 km/s, phase = 123°
Wed, Apr 30, 2008
2008-121T12:51
Periapsis Rev 66
R = 4.294 Saturn radii, lat = -23°, phase = 150°
Fri, May 2, 2008
2008-123T21:15
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.816 Saturn radii (1195508 km)
Mon, May 5, 2008
2008-126T07:32
Apoapsis Rev 67
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 63.1°, r = 24.496 Saturn radii, phase = 30°
Fri, May 9, 2008
2008-130T23:36
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (67ME)
Inbound 95843.1 km flyby, speed = 15.2 km/s, phase = 138°
Sat, May 10, 2008
2008-131T00:05
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.478 Saturn radii (270164 km)
Sat, May 10, 2008
2008-131T00:06
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (67JA)
Inbound 120787.7 km flyby, speed = 16.3 km/s, phase = 156°
Sat, May 10, 2008
2008-131T02:12
Periapsis Rev 67
R = 4.292 Saturn radii, lat = -23°, phase = 150°
Mon, May 12, 2008
2008-133T10:02
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (67TI [T43])
Outbound 1001.4 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 (1194415 km)
Wed, May 14, 2008
2008-135T00:20
Apoapsis Rev 68
period = 8.0 days, inclination = 69.3°, r = 22.293 Saturn radii, phase = 24°
Sat, May 17, 2008
2008-138T23:03
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (68CA)
Inbound 111500.9 km flyby, speed = 18.4 km/s, phase = 52°
Sat, May 17, 2008
2008-138T23:04
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.270 Saturn radii (197266 km)
Sat, May 17, 2008
2008-138T23:36
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (68ME)
Inbound 78909.1 km flyby, speed = 20.1 km/s, phase = 105°
Sat, May 17, 2008
2008-138T23:55
Periapsis Rev 68
R = 3.210 Saturn radii, lat = -16°, phase = 156°
Sun, May 18, 2008
2008-139T00:05
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (68EP)
Outbound 98913.1 km flyby, speed = 21.5 km/s, phase = 118°
Tue, May 20, 2008
2008-141T09:44
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.808 Saturn radii (1195035 km)
Wed, May 21, 2008
2008-142T23:31
Apoapsis Rev 69
period = 8.0 days, inclination = 69.3°, r = 22.291 Saturn radii, phase = 24°
Sun, May 25, 2008
2008-146T21:56
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (69AE)
Inbound 52211.8 km flyby, speed = 19.0 km/s, phase = 119°
Sun, May 25, 2008
2008-146T22:06
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (69PL)
Inbound 28256.8 km flyby, speed = 18.3 km/s, phase = 51°
Sun, May 25, 2008
2008-146T22:14
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (69AT)
Inbound 60519.4 km flyby, speed = 19.9 km/s, phase = 155°
Sun, May 25, 2008
2008-146T22:15
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.270 Saturn radii (197262 km)
Sun, May 25, 2008
2008-146T22:50
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (69JA)
Inbound 63865.7 km flyby, speed = 20.4 km/s, phase = 134°
Sun, May 25, 2008
2008-146T23:07
Periapsis Rev 69
R = 3.211 Saturn radii, lat = -16°, phase = 156°
Wed, May 28, 2008
2008-149T08:25
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (69TI [T44])
Outbound 1400.0 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 21°
Wed, May 28, 2008
2008-149T08:58
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.802 Saturn radii (1194684 km)
Thu, May 29, 2008
2008-150T09:16
Apoapsis Rev 70
period = 7.1 days, inclination = 74.7°, r = 20.985 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Sun, Jun 1, 2008
2008-153T22:01
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (70PL)
Inbound 115590.8 km flyby, speed = 21.4 km/s, phase = 66°
Sun, Jun 1, 2008
2008-153T22:14
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (70JA)
Inbound 32923.3 km flyby, speed = 22.1 km/s, phase = 109°
Sun, Jun 1, 2008
2008-153T22:26
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.731 Saturn radii (164772 km)
Sun, Jun 1, 2008
2008-153T22:52
Periapsis Rev 70
R = 2.710 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 158°
Wed, Jun 4, 2008
2008-156T12:25
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.836 Saturn radii (1196682 km)
Thu, Jun 5, 2008
2008-157T12:31
Apoapsis Rev 71
period = 7.1 days, inclination = 74.7°, r = 20.991 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Mon, Jun 9, 2008
2008-161T00:43
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (71PN)
Inbound 116078.3 km flyby, speed = 23.6 km/s, phase = 103°
Mon, Jun 9, 2008
2008-161T01:44
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.730 Saturn radii (164708 km)
Mon, Jun 9, 2008
2008-161T02:09
Periapsis Rev 71
R = 2.710 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 158°
Mon, Jun 9, 2008
2008-161T02:16
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (71PA)
Outbound 64064.0 km flyby, speed = 23.5 km/s, phase = 119°
Wed, Jun 11, 2008
2008-163T15:56
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.855 Saturn radii (1197859 km)
Thu, Jun 12, 2008
2008-164T15:44
Apoapsis Rev 72
period = 7.1 days, inclination = 74.7°, r = 20.985 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Fri, Jun 13, 2008
2008-165T04:28
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (72TI)
Inbound 364575.1 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 88°
Mon, Jun 16, 2008
2008-168T04:50
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.713 Saturn radii (163704 km)
Mon, Jun 16, 2008
2008-168T05:00
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (72EP)
Inbound 23095.8 km flyby, speed = 22.5 km/s, phase = 127°
Mon, Jun 16, 2008
2008-168T05:03
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (72PM)
Inbound 31846.0 km flyby, speed = 22.8 km/s, phase = 142°
Mon, Jun 16, 2008
2008-168T05:15
Periapsis Rev 72
R = 2.694 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 158°
Mon, Jun 16, 2008
2008-168T05:19
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (72ME)
Outbound 113224.3 km flyby, speed = 23.3 km/s, phase = 100°
Wed, Jun 18, 2008
2008-170T19:09
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.875 Saturn radii (1199066 km)
Thu, Jun 19, 2008
2008-171T18:47
Apoapsis Rev 73
period = 7.1 days, inclination = 74.7°, r = 20.989 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Mon, Jun 23, 2008
2008-175T07:55
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.711 Saturn radii (163573 km)
Mon, Jun 23, 2008
2008-175T08:06
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (73ME)
Inbound 55473.8 km flyby, speed = 21.9 km/s, phase = 76°
Mon, Jun 23, 2008
2008-175T08:18
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (73PN)
Inbound 48788.9 km flyby, speed = 23.3 km/s, phase = 132°
Mon, Jun 23, 2008
2008-175T08:20
Periapsis Rev 73
R = 2.692 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 158°
Wed, Jun 25, 2008
2008-177T21:40
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.705 Saturn radii (1188785 km)
Thu, Jun 26, 2008
2008-178T20:45
Apoapsis Rev 74
period = 7.0 days, inclination = 74.7°, r = 20.785 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Sat, Jun 28, 2008
2008-180T15:58
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (74TI)
Inbound 729791.6 km flyby, speed = 7.9 km/s, phase = 107°
Mon, Jun 30, 2008
2008-182T08:16
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (74PM)
Inbound 65577.1 km flyby, speed = 22.6 km/s, phase = 106°
Mon, Jun 30, 2008
2008-182T08:45
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.708 Saturn radii (163395 km)
Mon, Jun 30, 2008
2008-182T08:47
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (74EN)
Inbound 83739.2 km flyby, speed = 21.1 km/s, phase = 49°
Mon, Jun 30, 2008
2008-182T08:58
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (74JA)
Inbound 29622.3 km flyby, speed = 22.6 km/s, phase = 124°
Mon, Jun 30, 2008
2008-182T09:05
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (74ME)
Inbound 84849.9 km flyby, speed = 22.5 km/s, phase = 92°
Mon, Jun 30, 2008
2008-182T09:09
Periapsis Rev 74
R = 2.689 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 158°
Mon, Jun 30, 2008
2008-182T09:21
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (74AE)
Outbound 95502.8 km flyby, speed = 23.7 km/s, phase = 107°
Mon, Jun 30, 2008
2008-182T09:22
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (74AT)
Outbound 73450.8 km flyby, speed = 24.0 km/s, phase = 119°
Tue, Jul 1, 2008
2008-183T19:08
End Prime Mission


Extended Mission

July 1, 2008 - October 11, 2010

A plan for the extended mission was adopted in early February, 2007. The initial plans for the extended mission covered two years (through July 1, 2010), as described in the Outer Planets Assessment Group presentation by Linda Spilker, but later documents place the end date in October 2010. Measuring through October 2010, the extended mission, also known as the Equinox Mission because Saturn passed through its equinox on August 11, 2009, included 27 Titan flybys. Enceladus was revisited seven times, two of them with 25-kilometer altitudes. There were also 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. But the main event was the equinox. As the Sun passed through the plane of Saturn's rings, moons threw shadows onto Saturn and the rings, and vertical structures in the rings threw shadows of their own, illuminating the subtle structures within them. The extended mission also added significantly to the RADAR imaging coverage of Titan (22% was covered in the prime mission, another 8% in the extended mission).

The extended mission can be split into four main phases based on the inclination of the orbits and the science goals for each phase: Inclined (July 1, 2008 to April 4, 2009), Equinox (April 4 to October 12, 2009), Equatorial (October 12, 2009 to May 20, 2010), and Northern Titan (May 20 to October 11, 2010). These splits were made here on the basis of Linda Spiker's presentation and are not formal terms used by the mission -- they serve just to break up the table into more manageable pieces.


XM: Inclined Phase

July 1, 2008 to April 4, 2009

Cassini ended its Prime Mission on a highly inclined orbit. Titan encounters occurred on the outbound leg of Cassini's orbit. Toward the end of this first phase of the extended mission, Cassini positioned itself for a "180 degree transfer," in which it circularized its orbit, met Titan on one side of Saturn and then again just half a Titan orbit later, and then lengthened its elliptical orbit again, switching its apoapsis to the other side of Saturn.

Wed, Jul 2, 2008
2008-184T22:44
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.728 Saturn radii (1190164 km)
Thu, Jul 3, 2008
2008-185T21:33
Apoapsis Rev 75
period = 7.0 days, inclination = 74.8°, r = 20.783 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Mon, Jul 7, 2008
2008-189T08:57
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (75JA)
Inbound 81936.3 km flyby, speed = 22.6 km/s, phase = 94°
Mon, Jul 7, 2008
2008-189T09:34
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.707 Saturn radii (163287 km)
Mon, Jul 7, 2008
2008-189T09:39
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (75PA)
Inbound 22901.6 km flyby, speed = 22.6 km/s, phase = 159°
Mon, Jul 7, 2008
2008-189T09:58
Periapsis Rev 75
R = 2.688 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 158°
Mon, Jul 7, 2008
2008-189T10:03
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (75ME)
Outbound 116250.6 km flyby, speed = 23.4 km/s, phase = 102°
Wed, Jul 9, 2008
2008-191T23:47
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.751 Saturn radii (1191551 km)
Thu, Jul 10, 2008
2008-192T22:22
Apoapsis Rev 76
period = 7.0 days, inclination = 74.8°, r = 20.784 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Mon, Jul 14, 2008
2008-196T10:06
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (76DA)
Inbound 44006.3 km flyby, speed = 22.6 km/s, phase = 119°
Mon, Jul 14, 2008
2008-196T10:13
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (76PM)
Inbound 32626.6 km flyby, speed = 22.5 km/s, phase = 127°
Mon, Jul 14, 2008
2008-196T10:23
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.707 Saturn radii (163313 km)
Mon, Jul 14, 2008
2008-196T10:37
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (76PL)
Inbound 91903.1 km flyby, speed = 22.1 km/s, phase = 84°
Mon, Jul 14, 2008
2008-196T10:46
Periapsis Rev 76
R = 2.689 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 158°
Tue, Jul 15, 2008
2008-197T21:27
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (76TI)
Outbound 542890.6 km flyby, speed = 8.4 km/s, phase = 127°
Thu, Jul 17, 2008
2008-199T00:52
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.779 Saturn radii (1193261 km)
Thu, Jul 17, 2008
2008-199T23:12
Apoapsis Rev 77
period = 7.0 days, inclination = 74.7°, r = 20.790 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Mon, Jul 21, 2008
2008-203T11:07
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (77PL)
Inbound 59391.5 km flyby, speed = 21.0 km/s, phase = 26°
Mon, Jul 21, 2008
2008-203T11:12
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (77AE)
Inbound 12268.7 km flyby, speed = 21.8 km/s, phase = 61°
Mon, Jul 21, 2008
2008-203T11:16
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.709 Saturn radii (163459 km)
Mon, Jul 21, 2008
2008-203T11:24
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (77AT)
Inbound 28114.5 km flyby, speed = 22.7 km/s, phase = 155°
Mon, Jul 21, 2008
2008-203T11:40
Periapsis Rev 77
R = 2.692 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 158°
Mon, Jul 21, 2008
2008-203T12:00
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (77DA)
Outbound 85402.8 km flyby, speed = 24.4 km/s, phase = 118°
Mon, Jul 21, 2008
2008-203T12:04
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (77PN)
Outbound 90510.1 km flyby, speed = 24.6 km/s, phase = 118°
Thu, Jul 24, 2008
2008-206T02:02
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.806 Saturn radii (1194896 km)
Fri, Jul 25, 2008
2008-207T00:09
Apoapsis Rev 78
period = 7.0 days, inclination = 74.7°, r = 20.794 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Mon, Jul 28, 2008
2008-210T11:25
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (78PN)
Inbound 97257.5 km flyby, speed = 23.3 km/s, phase = 102°
Mon, Jul 28, 2008
2008-210T12:14
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.709 Saturn radii (163457 km)
Mon, Jul 28, 2008
2008-210T12:19
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (78PM)
Inbound 24668.7 km flyby, speed = 22.6 km/s, phase = 160°
Mon, Jul 28, 2008
2008-210T12:37
Periapsis Rev 78
R = 2.692 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 158°
Mon, Jul 28, 2008
2008-210T13:02
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (78EP)
Outbound 107124.7 km flyby, speed = 24.6 km/s, phase = 113°
Thu, Jul 31, 2008
2008-213T02:13
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (78TI [T45])
Outbound 1613.8 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 (1194061 km)
Thu, Jul 31, 2008
2008-213T19:51
Apoapsis Rev 79
period = 7.4 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.317 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Mon, Aug 4, 2008
2008-217T10:28
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (79MI)
Inbound 121886.0 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 (239026 km)
Mon, Aug 4, 2008
2008-217T12:32
Periapsis Rev 79
R = 3.942 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 158°
Mon, Aug 4, 2008
2008-217T12:48
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (79EP)
Outbound 102122.0 km flyby, speed = 19.9 km/s, phase = 143°
Thu, Aug 7, 2008
2008-220T12:22
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.783 Saturn radii (1193516 km)
Fri, Aug 8, 2008
2008-221T05:08
Apoapsis Rev 80
period = 7.4 days, inclination = 74.4°, r = 20.302 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Mon, Aug 11, 2008
2008-224T20:41
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (80ME)
Inbound 60458.8 km flyby, speed = 18.4 km/s, phase = 127°
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 49.4 km flyby, speed = 17.7 km/s, phase = 110°
Mon, Aug 11, 2008
2008-224T21:45
Periapsis Rev 80
R = 3.941 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 158°
Mon, Aug 11, 2008
2008-224T21:48
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (80MI)
Outbound 81519.2 km flyby, speed = 19.1 km/s, phase = 137°
Mon, Aug 11, 2008
2008-224T21:56
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (80DA)
Outbound 110008.1 km flyby, speed = 20.3 km/s, phase = 149°
Thu, Aug 14, 2008
2008-227T21:32
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.758 Saturn radii (1192006 km)
Fri, Aug 15, 2008
2008-228T14:08
Apoapsis Rev 81
period = 7.4 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.269 Saturn radii, phase = 22°
Fri, Aug 15, 2008
2008-228T20:47
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (81TI)
Inbound 302282.0 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 85°
Tue, Aug 19, 2008
2008-232T05:47
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.935 Saturn radii (237403 km)
Tue, Aug 19, 2008
2008-232T06:10
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (81PL)
Inbound 43656.1 km flyby, speed = 18.4 km/s, phase = 134°
Tue, Aug 19, 2008
2008-232T06:25
Periapsis Rev 81
R = 3.915 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 158°
Tue, Aug 19, 2008
2008-232T06:45
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (81PN)
Outbound 114580.2 km flyby, speed = 20.5 km/s, phase = 146°
Fri, Aug 22, 2008
2008-235T06:08
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.763 Saturn radii (1192320 km)
Fri, Aug 22, 2008
2008-235T22:42
Apoapsis Rev 82
period = 7.4 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.272 Saturn radii, phase = 23°
Tue, Aug 26, 2008
2008-239T14:08
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (82AT)
Inbound 107606.0 km flyby, speed = 19.9 km/s, phase = 149°
Tue, Aug 26, 2008
2008-239T14:34
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.973 Saturn radii (239700 km)
Tue, Aug 26, 2008
2008-239T15:12
Periapsis Rev 82
R = 3.954 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 157°
Fri, Aug 29, 2008
2008-242T15:19
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.774 Saturn radii (1192969 km)
Sat, Aug 30, 2008
2008-243T07:40
Apoapsis Rev 83
period = 7.4 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.268 Saturn radii, phase = 23°
Sun, Aug 31, 2008
2008-244T13:13
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (83TI)
Inbound 603197.8 km flyby, speed = 6.9 km/s, phase = 97°
Mon, Sep 1, 2008
2008-245T03:20
Begin solar conjunction
Tue, Sep 2, 2008
2008-246T23:28
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (83JA)
Inbound 86927.2 km flyby, speed = 19.4 km/s, phase = 156°
Tue, Sep 2, 2008
2008-246T23:29
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.966 Saturn radii (239239 km)
Wed, Sep 3, 2008
2008-247T00:07
Periapsis Rev 83
R = 3.946 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 157°
Wed, Sep 3, 2008
2008-247T00:26
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (83ME)
Outbound 90493.7 km flyby, speed = 19.2 km/s, phase = 128°
Sat, Sep 6, 2008
2008-250T00:17
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.779 Saturn radii (1193238 km)
Sat, Sep 6, 2008
2008-250T16:33
Apoapsis Rev 84
period = 7.4 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.267 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 = 3.963 Saturn radii (239099 km)
Wed, Sep 10, 2008
2008-254T08:44
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (84AE)
Inbound 74410.6 km flyby, speed = 19.2 km/s, phase = 156°
Wed, Sep 10, 2008
2008-254T08:51
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (84EP)
Inbound 91309.8 km flyby, speed = 19.6 km/s, phase = 155°
Wed, Sep 10, 2008
2008-254T08:59
Periapsis Rev 84
R = 3.944 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 157°
Sat, Sep 13, 2008
2008-257T09:14
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.782 Saturn radii (1193442 km)
Sun, Sep 14, 2008
2008-258T01:24
Apoapsis Rev 85
period = 7.4 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.265 Saturn radii, phase = 23°
Mon, Sep 15, 2008
2008-259T23:39
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (85TI)
Inbound 902600.5 km flyby, speed = 8.7 km/s, phase = 99°
Wed, Sep 17, 2008
2008-261T16:08
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (85AE)
Inbound 108860.2 km flyby, speed = 19.2 km/s, phase = 121°
Wed, Sep 17, 2008
2008-261T16:36
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (85PA)
Inbound 106171.5 km flyby, speed = 19.7 km/s, phase = 144°
Wed, Sep 17, 2008
2008-261T16:50
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (85MI)
Inbound 61153.5 km flyby, speed = 18.3 km/s, phase = 139°
Wed, Sep 17, 2008
2008-261T17:11
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.962 Saturn radii (239034 km)
Wed, Sep 17, 2008
2008-261T17:19
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (85CA)
Inbound 60875.1 km flyby, speed = 17.5 km/s, phase = 45°
Wed, Sep 17, 2008
2008-261T17:48
Periapsis Rev 85
R = 3.943 Saturn radii, lat = -8°, phase = 157°
Wed, Sep 17, 2008
2008-261T17:56
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (85DA)
Outbound 108584.4 km flyby, speed = 20.2 km/s, phase = 151°
Sat, Sep 20, 2008
2008-264T18:10
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.790 Saturn radii (1193907 km)
Sun, Sep 21, 2008
2008-265T10:12
Apoapsis Rev 86
period = 7.4 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.265 Saturn radii, phase = 23°
Thu, Sep 25, 2008
2008-269T01:24
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (86TE)
Inbound 109900.4 km flyby, speed = 17.5 km/s, phase = 50°
Thu, Sep 25, 2008
2008-269T01:41
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (86AT)
Inbound 105073.0 km flyby, speed = 19.9 km/s, phase = 150°
Thu, Sep 25, 2008
2008-269T02:00
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.963 Saturn radii (239067 km)
Thu, Sep 25, 2008
2008-269T02:14
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (86PN)
Inbound 105262.0 km flyby, speed = 20.1 km/s, phase = 157°
Thu, Sep 25, 2008
2008-269T02:37
Periapsis Rev 86
R = 3.944 Saturn radii, lat = -8°, phase = 157°
Thu, Sep 25, 2008
2008-269T03:12
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (86PL)
Outbound 115319.6 km flyby, speed = 19.3 km/s, phase = 118°
Sun, Sep 28, 2008
2008-272T03:06
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.795 Saturn radii (1194244 km)
Sun, Sep 28, 2008
2008-272T19:02
Apoapsis Rev 87
period = 7.4 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.265 Saturn radii, phase = 23°
Thu, Oct 2, 2008
2008-276T10:51
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.964 Saturn radii (239130 km)
Thu, Oct 2, 2008
2008-276T11:03
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (87TE)
Inbound 78712.4 km flyby, speed = 17.6 km/s, phase = 70°
Thu, Oct 2, 2008
2008-276T11:27
Periapsis Rev 87
R = 3.946 Saturn radii, lat = -8°, phase = 157°
Fri, Oct 3, 2008
2008-277T23:03
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (87TI)
Outbound 780531.6 km flyby, speed = 9.3 km/s, phase = 125°
Sun, Oct 5, 2008
2008-279T11:51
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.753 Saturn radii (1191671 km)
Mon, Oct 6, 2008
2008-280T03:35
Apoapsis Rev 88
period = 7.3 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.212 Saturn radii, phase = 23°
Thu, Oct 9, 2008
2008-283T18:46
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (88TL)
Inbound 67245.0 km flyby, speed = 17.2 km/s, phase = 22°
Thu, Oct 9, 2008
2008-283T18:56
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (88JA)
Inbound 89529.8 km flyby, speed = 19.4 km/s, phase = 151°
Thu, Oct 9, 2008
2008-283T19:07
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.964 Saturn radii (239163 km)
Thu, Oct 9, 2008
2008-283T19:07
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (88EN [E5])
Inbound 24.6 km flyby, speed = 17.7 km/s, phase = 113°
Thu, Oct 9, 2008
2008-283T19:43
Periapsis Rev 88
R = 3.946 Saturn radii, lat = -8°, phase = 157°
Sun, Oct 12, 2008
2008-286T20:06
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.731 Saturn radii (1190353 km)
Mon, Oct 13, 2008
2008-287T11:41
Apoapsis Rev 89
period = 7.3 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.183 Saturn radii, phase = 23°
Fri, Oct 17, 2008
2008-291T02:58
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (89PL)
Inbound 28937.6 km flyby, speed = 18.1 km/s, phase = 141°
Fri, Oct 17, 2008
2008-291T03:01
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.956 Saturn radii (238643 km)
Fri, Oct 17, 2008
2008-291T03:37
Periapsis Rev 89
R = 3.938 Saturn radii, lat = -8°, phase = 156°
Fri, Oct 17, 2008
2008-291T04:22
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (89EP)
Outbound 118999.5 km flyby, speed = 20.3 km/s, phase = 136°
Sun, Oct 19, 2008
2008-293T05:25
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (89TI)
Outbound 397699.8 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 (1186410 km)
Mon, Oct 20, 2008
2008-294T19:08
Apoapsis Rev 90
period = 7.3 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.104 Saturn radii, phase = 24°
Fri, Oct 24, 2008
2008-298T09:14
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (90JA)
Inbound 108132.2 km flyby, speed = 19.5 km/s, phase = 132°
Fri, Oct 24, 2008
2008-298T10:04
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.965 Saturn radii (239184 km)
Fri, Oct 24, 2008
2008-298T10:08
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (90PN)
Inbound 105460.4 km flyby, speed = 20.1 km/s, phase = 156°
Fri, Oct 24, 2008
2008-298T10:25
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (90MI)
Inbound 57282.8 km flyby, speed = 18.3 km/s, phase = 155°
Fri, Oct 24, 2008
2008-298T10:40
Periapsis Rev 90
R = 3.947 Saturn radii, lat = -8°, phase = 156°
Mon, Oct 27, 2008
2008-301T11:03
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.677 Saturn radii (1187121 km)
Tue, Oct 28, 2008
2008-302T02:15
Apoapsis Rev 91
period = 7.3 days, inclination = 74.5°, r = 20.109 Saturn radii, phase = 24°
Fri, Oct 31, 2008
2008-305T16:02
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (91ME)
Inbound 116150.2 km flyby, speed = 18.8 km/s, phase = 102°
Fri, Oct 31, 2008
2008-305T16:31
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (91PA)
Inbound 111472.0 km flyby, speed = 19.8 km/s, phase = 138°
Fri, Oct 31, 2008
2008-305T17:14
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (91DA)
Inbound 102874.8 km flyby, speed = 19.9 km/s, phase = 155°
Fri, Oct 31, 2008
2008-305T17:15
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.965 Saturn radii (239191 km)
Fri, Oct 31, 2008
2008-305T17:15
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (91EN (dt) [E6])
Inbound 169.0 km flyby, speed = 17.7 km/s, phase = 110°
Fri, Oct 31, 2008
2008-305T17:50
Periapsis Rev 91
R = 3.948 Saturn radii, lat = -8°, phase = 156°
Fri, Oct 31, 2008
2008-305T18:11
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (91AT)
Outbound 112311.8 km flyby, speed = 20.3 km/s, phase = 147°
Fri, Oct 31, 2008
2008-305T18:35
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (91EP)
Outbound 118912.9 km flyby, speed = 20.3 km/s, phase = 136°
Mon, Nov 3, 2008
2008-308T17:35
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (91TI (dt) [T46])
Outbound 1105.2 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 (1187748 km)
Tue, Nov 4, 2008
2008-309T23:28
Apoapsis Rev 92
period = 7.9 days, inclination = 70.6°, r = 21.147 Saturn radii, phase = 26°
Sat, Nov 8, 2008
2008-313T20:58
Nontargeted flyby of Polydeuces (92PO)
Inbound 120992.6 km flyby, speed = 15.3 km/s, phase = 12°
Sat, Nov 8, 2008
2008-313T21:16
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.328 Saturn radii (261106 km)
Sat, Nov 8, 2008
2008-313T21:28
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (92TL)
Inbound 67096.7 km flyby, speed = 16.4 km/s, phase = 85°
Sat, Nov 8, 2008
2008-313T21:48
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (92EN)
Inbound 55274.0 km flyby, speed = 16.9 km/s, phase = 127°
Sat, Nov 8, 2008
2008-313T22:32
Periapsis Rev 92
R = 4.263 Saturn radii, lat = -15°, phase = 154°
Tue, Nov 11, 2008
2008-316T16:48
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.821 Saturn radii (1195793 km)
Wed, Nov 12, 2008
2008-317T22:29
Apoapsis Rev 93
period = 8.0 days, inclination = 70.6°, r = 21.287 Saturn radii, phase = 26°
Sun, Nov 16, 2008
2008-321T20:42
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (93TE)
Inbound 57645.9 km flyby, speed = 15.9 km/s, phase = 41°
Sun, Nov 16, 2008
2008-321T21:08
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.333 Saturn radii (261415 km)
Sun, Nov 16, 2008
2008-321T22:24
Periapsis Rev 93
R = 4.269 Saturn radii, lat = -15°, phase = 154°
Wed, Nov 19, 2008
2008-324T15:56
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (93TI [T47])
Outbound 1023.4 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 (1193741 km)
Thu, Nov 20, 2008
2008-325T10:17
Apoapsis Rev 94
period = 8.0 days, inclination = 72.3°, r = 20.298 Saturn radii, phase = 25°
Mon, Nov 24, 2008
2008-329T08:27
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (94HE)
Inbound 65571.0 km flyby, speed = 14.3 km/s, phase = 14°
Mon, Nov 24, 2008
2008-329T08:42
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 5.245 Saturn radii (316454 km)
Mon, Nov 24, 2008
2008-329T08:46
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (94TE)
Inbound 23545.0 km flyby, speed = 15.2 km/s, phase = 160°
Mon, Nov 24, 2008
2008-329T09:54
Periapsis Rev 94
R = 5.211 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 155°
Thu, Nov 27, 2008
2008-332T15:47
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.788 Saturn radii (1193810 km)
Fri, Nov 28, 2008
2008-333T09:32
Apoapsis Rev 95
period = 8.0 days, inclination = 72.3°, r = 20.297 Saturn radii, phase = 25°
Tue, Dec 2, 2008
2008-337T06:36
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (95EN)
Inbound 123745.4 km flyby, speed = 15.7 km/s, phase = 115°
Tue, Dec 2, 2008
2008-337T07:18
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (95CA)
Inbound 69571.6 km flyby, speed = 15.2 km/s, phase = 93°
Tue, Dec 2, 2008
2008-337T07:58
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 5.245 Saturn radii (316441 km)
Tue, Dec 2, 2008
2008-337T09:09
Periapsis Rev 95
R = 5.211 Saturn radii, lat = -10°, phase = 155°
Fri, Dec 5, 2008
2008-340T14:26
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (95TI [T48])
Outbound 960.6 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 (1192087 km)
Fri, Dec 5, 2008
2008-340T18:23
Apoapsis Rev 96
period = 8.0 days, inclination = 73.2°, r = 19.779 Saturn radii, phase = 24°
Tue, Dec 9, 2008
2008-344T17:52
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 5.762 Saturn radii (347642 km)
Tue, Dec 9, 2008
2008-344T18:09
Periapsis Rev 96
R = 5.761 Saturn radii, lat = -2°, phase = 155°
Tue, Dec 9, 2008
2008-344T18:40
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (96CA)
Outbound 74026.6 km flyby, speed = 14.9 km/s, phase = 147°
Sat, Dec 13, 2008
2008-348T14:25
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.729 Saturn radii (1190228 km)
Sat, Dec 13, 2008
2008-348T17:47
Apoapsis Rev 97
period = 8.0 days, inclination = 72.9°, r = 19.746 Saturn radii, phase = 25°
Wed, Dec 17, 2008
2008-352T17:10
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 5.768 Saturn radii (348004 km)
Wed, Dec 17, 2008
2008-352T17:27
Periapsis Rev 97
R = 5.767 Saturn radii, lat = -2°, phase = 155°
Sun, Dec 21, 2008
2008-356T13:00
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (97TI [T49])
Outbound 970.6 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 83°
Sun, Dec 21, 2008
2008-356T13:04
Apoapsis Rev 98
period = 9.5 days, inclination = 74.7°, r = 19.715 Saturn radii, phase = 25°
Sun, Dec 21, 2008
2008-356T13:34
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.713 Saturn radii (1189274 km)
Fri, Dec 26, 2008
2008-361T05:14
Periapsis Rev 98
R = 9.096 Saturn radii, lat = 2°, phase = 154°
Fri, Dec 26, 2008
2008-361T05:55
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 9.098 Saturn radii (548870 km)
Wed, Dec 31, 2008
2008-366T00:10
Apoapsis Rev 99
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 69.0°, r = 19.731 Saturn radii, phase = 26°
Wed, Dec 31, 2008
2008-366T03:15
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.721 Saturn radii (1189776 km)
Sun, Jan 4, 2009
2009-004T19:05
Periapsis Rev 99
R = 9.100 Saturn radii, lat = 2°, phase = 154°
Sun, Jan 4, 2009
2009-004T19:44
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 9.102 Saturn radii (549151 km)
Fri, Jan 9, 2009
2009-009T13:56
Apoapsis Rev 100
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 69.0°, r = 19.726 Saturn radii, phase = 27°
Fri, Jan 9, 2009
2009-009T17:05
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.715 Saturn radii (1189436 km)
Wed, Jan 14, 2009
2009-014T08:49
Periapsis Rev 100
R = 9.099 Saturn radii, lat = 2°, phase = 153°
Wed, Jan 14, 2009
2009-014T09:29
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (100T)
Outbound 704002.6 km flyby, speed = 9.3 km/s, phase = 25°
Wed, Jan 14, 2009
2009-014T09:29
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 9.101 Saturn radii (549056 km)
Mon, Jan 19, 2009
2009-019T03:41
Apoapsis Rev 101
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 69.0°, r = 19.726 Saturn radii, phase = 27°
Mon, Jan 19, 2009
2009-019T06:52
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.715 Saturn radii (1189427 km)
Fri, Jan 23, 2009
2009-023T22:33
Periapsis Rev 101
R = 9.100 Saturn radii, lat = 2°, phase = 153°
Fri, Jan 23, 2009
2009-023T23:14
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 9.103 Saturn radii (549155 km)
Wed, Jan 28, 2009
2009-028T17:06
Apoapsis Rev 102
period = 9.5 days, inclination = 69.0°, r = 19.674 Saturn radii, phase = 27°
Wed, Jan 28, 2009
2009-028T20:25
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.663 Saturn radii (1186244 km)
Mon, Feb 2, 2009
2009-033T10:45
Nontargeted flyby of Rhea (102R)
Inbound 98806.5 km flyby, speed = 10.5 km/s, phase = 82°
Mon, Feb 2, 2009
2009-033T11:41
Periapsis Rev 102
R = 9.095 Saturn radii, lat = 2°, phase = 153°
Mon, Feb 2, 2009
2009-033T12:23
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 9.098 Saturn radii (548873 km)
Sat, Feb 7, 2009
2009-038T08:51
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (102TI [T50])
Outbound 966.8 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 (1186765 km)
Sun, Feb 8, 2009
2009-039T02:29
Apoapsis Rev 103
period = 11.9 days, inclination = 65.3°, r = 19.828 Saturn radii, phase = 26°
Fri, Feb 13, 2009
2009-044T17:37
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 13.647 Saturn radii (823307 km)
Fri, Feb 13, 2009
2009-044T18:26
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (103T)
Inbound 707038.9 km flyby, speed = 7.7 km/s, phase = 98°
Sat, Feb 14, 2009
2009-045T01:41
Periapsis Rev 103
R = 13.573 Saturn radii, lat = -14°, phase = 154°
Thu, Feb 19, 2009
2009-050T07:52
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.669 Saturn radii (1186646 km)
Fri, Feb 20, 2009
2009-051T01:00
Apoapsis Rev 104
period = 11.9 days, inclination = 65.3°, r = 19.825 Saturn radii, phase = 26°
Wed, Feb 25, 2009
2009-056T16:12
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 13.657 Saturn radii (823947 km)
Thu, Feb 26, 2009
2009-057T00:15
Periapsis Rev 104
R = 13.584 Saturn radii, lat = -14°, phase = 154°
Tue, Mar 3, 2009
2009-062T06:40
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.686 Saturn radii (1187655 km)
Tue, Mar 3, 2009
2009-062T23:46
Apoapsis Rev 105
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 65.3°, r = 19.841 Saturn radii, phase = 26°
Mon, Mar 9, 2009
2009-068T15:08
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 13.659 Saturn radii (824021 km)
Mon, Mar 9, 2009
2009-068T23:09
Periapsis Rev 105
R = 13.586 Saturn radii, lat = -13°, phase = 153°
Sun, Mar 15, 2009
2009-074T05:57
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.737 Saturn radii (1190742 km)
Sun, Mar 15, 2009
2009-074T22:50
Apoapsis Rev 106
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 65.3°, r = 19.889 Saturn radii, phase = 27°
Sat, Mar 21, 2009
2009-080T11:51
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (106T)
Inbound 991548.9 km flyby, speed = 8.0 km/s, phase = 63°
Sat, Mar 21, 2009
2009-080T14:37
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 13.646 Saturn radii (823279 km)
Sat, Mar 21, 2009
2009-080T22:35
Periapsis Rev 106
R = 13.574 Saturn radii, lat = -13°, phase = 153°
Fri, Mar 27, 2009
2009-086T04:44
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (106TI [T51])
Outbound 962.6 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 = 19.723 Saturn radii, phase = 29°
Fri, Mar 27, 2009
2009-086T05:10
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.722 Saturn radii (1189837 km)
Sat, Mar 28, 2009
2009-087T05:27
Periapsis Rev 107
R = 19.668 Saturn radii, lat = 21°, phase = 28°
Sat, Apr 4, 2009
2009-094T01:30
Apoapsis Rev 108
period = 16.8 days, inclination = 63.3°, r = 20.921 Saturn radii, phase = 151°


XM: Equinox

April 4 to October 12, 2009

With the "pi transfer" complete, Cassini orbited with apoapses high above Saturn's northern latitudes, which saw the Sun slowly creeping higher into the sky. On August 11, 2009, the Sun rose on the northern face of the rings for the first time in 14 years. Cassini kept constant watch on the rings, taking advantage of the low-angle sunlight to observe topography in the rings from the long shadows they threw. With a year lasting 30 Earth years, the equinox was a sedate affair, and Cassini was able to observe equinox-related phenomena for months on either side of August 11.

Sat, Apr 4, 2009
2009-094T01:48
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (108TI [T52])
Inbound 4146.6 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 (1261738 km)
Wed, Apr 8, 2009
2009-098T23:41
Periapsis Rev 108
R = 18.689 Saturn radii, lat = -51°, phase = 76°
Sat, Apr 11, 2009
2009-101T08:57
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.418 Saturn radii (1171491 km)
Sat, Apr 11, 2009
2009-101T17:35
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (108T)
Outbound 326142.9 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 67°
Thu, Apr 16, 2009
2009-106T23:07
Apoapsis Rev 109
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 61.7°, r = 21.811 Saturn radii, phase = 104°
Mon, Apr 20, 2009
2009-110T00:21
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (109TI [T53])
Inbound 3598.8 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
2009-114T02:20
Periapsis Rev 109
R = 16.943 Saturn radii, lat = -55°, phase = 84°
Sun, Apr 26, 2009
2009-116T10:43
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 18.663 Saturn radii (1125915 km)
Mon, Apr 27, 2009
2009-117T04:06
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (109T)
Outbound 694946.6 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 64°
Sat, May 2, 2009
2009-122T01:39
Apoapsis Rev 110
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 61.4°, r = 23.557 Saturn radii, phase = 96°
Tue, May 5, 2009
2009-125T22:54
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (110TI [T54])
Inbound 3242.4 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
2009-129T14:40
Periapsis Rev 110
R = 15.074 Saturn radii, lat = -54°, phase = 84°
Mon, May 11, 2009
2009-131T12:48
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 17.320 Saturn radii (1044902 km)
Sun, May 17, 2009
2009-137T13:47
Apoapsis Rev 111
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 60.7°, r = 25.429 Saturn radii, phase = 96°
Thu, May 21, 2009
2009-141T21:27
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (111TI [T55])
Inbound 965.7 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 142°
Thu, May 21, 2009
2009-141T21:47
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.819 Saturn radii (1256019 km)
Mon, May 25, 2009
2009-145T01:26
Periapsis Rev 111
R = 12.168 Saturn radii, lat = -50°, phase = 80°
Tue, May 26, 2009
2009-146T07:02
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 14.400 Saturn radii (868742 km)
Tue, Jun 2, 2009
2009-153T00:47
Apoapsis Rev 112
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 58.8°, r = 28.335 Saturn radii, phase = 100°
Sat, Jun 6, 2009
2009-157T20:00
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (112TI [T56])
Inbound 967.7 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 (1254792 km)
Tue, Jun 9, 2009
2009-160T14:49
Periapsis Rev 112
R = 9.525 Saturn radii, lat = -43°, phase = 75°
Wed, Jun 10, 2009
2009-161T08:05
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 11.214 Saturn radii (676555 km)
Wed, Jun 17, 2009
2009-168T12:00
Note: all entries prior to this date are based upon reconstructed trajectory. All entries after this date are based upon predicted trajectory.
Wed, Jun 17, 2009
2009-168T14:10
Apoapsis Rev 113
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 55.8°, r = 30.975 Saturn radii, phase = 104°
Mon, Jun 22, 2009
2009-173T18:33
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (113TI [T57])
Inbound 955.1 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 (1253350 km)
Thu, Jun 25, 2009
2009-176T05:45
Periapsis Rev 113
R = 7.213 Saturn radii, lat = -36°, phase = 71°
Thu, Jun 25, 2009
2009-176T15:07
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 8.296 Saturn radii (500507 km)
Fri, Jul 3, 2009
2009-184T05:06
Apoapsis Rev 114
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 51.2°, r = 33.287 Saturn radii, phase = 109°
Wed, Jul 8, 2009
2009-189T17:04
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (114TI [T58])
Inbound 965.8 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 (1251485 km)
Fri, Jul 10, 2009
2009-191T22:10
Periapsis Rev 114
R = 5.309 Saturn radii, lat = -28°, phase = 67°
Sat, Jul 11, 2009
2009-192T02:58
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 5.932 Saturn radii (357863 km)
Sat, Jul 11, 2009
2009-192T03:13
Nontargeted flyby of Dione (114D)
Outbound 86563.3 km flyby, speed = 9.2 km/s, phase = 62°
Sat, Jul 18, 2009
2009-199T21:29
Apoapsis Rev 115
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 44.6°, r = 35.191 Saturn radii, phase = 112°
Fri, Jul 24, 2009
2009-205T15:34
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (115TI [T59])
Inbound 956.2 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 112°
Fri, Jul 24, 2009
2009-205T16:05
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.694 Saturn radii (1248452 km)
Sun, Jul 26, 2009
2009-207T16:04
Periapsis Rev 115
R = 3.866 Saturn radii, lat = -19°, phase = 65°
Sun, Jul 26, 2009
2009-207T16:19
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (115P)
Outbound 113405.7 km flyby, speed = 10.4 km/s, phase = 79°
Sun, Jul 26, 2009
2009-207T16:49
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (115P)
Outbound 103582.4 km flyby, speed = 10.1 km/s, phase = 66°
Sun, Jul 26, 2009
2009-207T17:06
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (115J)
Outbound 94090.9 km flyby, speed = 9.9 km/s, phase = 59°
Sun, Jul 26, 2009
2009-207T18:15
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (115T)
Outbound 68253.9 km flyby, speed = 9.5 km/s, phase = 89°
Sun, Jul 26, 2009
2009-207T18:31
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.206 Saturn radii (253759 km)
Mon, Aug 3, 2009
2009-215T15:23
Apoapsis Rev 116
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 34.8°, r = 36.637 Saturn radii, phase = 115°
Sun, Aug 9, 2009
2009-221T14:04
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (116TI [T60])
Inbound 971.1 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 104°
Sun, Aug 9, 2009
2009-221T14:55
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.579 Saturn radii (1241529 km)
Tue, Aug 11, 2009
2009-223T00:25
Northern vernal equinox (Sun passes northward through ring plane)
Tue, Aug 11, 2009
2009-223T11:26
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (116A)
Inbound 118958.7 km flyby, speed = 14.4 km/s, phase = 117°
Tue, Aug 11, 2009
2009-223T11:37
Periapsis Rev 116
R = 2.933 Saturn radii, lat = -11°, phase = 63°
Tue, Aug 11, 2009
2009-223T12:59
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.131 Saturn radii (188888 km)
Wed, Aug 19, 2009
2009-231T11:08
Apoapsis Rev 117
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 20.8°, r = 37.601 Saturn radii, phase = 117°
Tue, Aug 25, 2009
2009-237T12:52
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (117TI [T61])
Inbound 970.0 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 (1218301 km)
Thu, Aug 27, 2009
2009-239T09:37
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (117A)
Inbound 107227.7 km flyby, speed = 3.0 km/s, phase = 105°
Thu, Aug 27, 2009
2009-239T10:33
Periapsis Rev 117
R = 4.278 Saturn radii, lat = -8°, phase = 76°
Thu, Aug 27, 2009
2009-239T11:03
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (117P)
Outbound 101630.2 km flyby, speed = 7.5 km/s, phase = 120°
Thu, Aug 27, 2009
2009-239T13:12
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (117T)
Outbound 24898.5 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 86°
Thu, Aug 27, 2009
2009-239T14:08
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.880 Saturn radii (294415 km)
Tue, Sep 8, 2009
2009-251T10:12
Apoapsis Rev 118
period = 24.0 days, inclination = 12.1°, r = 48.888 Saturn radii, phase = 104°
Tue, Sep 15, 2009
2009-258T00:02
Begin solar conjunction
Fri, Sep 18, 2009
2009-261T14:49
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.011 Saturn radii (1207251 km)
Sun, Sep 20, 2009
2009-263T09:51
Periapsis Rev 118
R = 4.269 Saturn radii, lat = -8°, phase = 77°
Sun, Sep 20, 2009
2009-263T10:10
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (118P)
Outbound 121132.9 km flyby, speed = 2.7 km/s, phase = 73°
Sun, Sep 20, 2009
2009-263T10:14
End solar conjunction
Sun, Sep 20, 2009
2009-263T13:28
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.879 Saturn radii (294375 km)
Sun, Sep 20, 2009
2009-263T16:51
Nontargeted flyby of Dione (118D)
Outbound 97106.3 km flyby, speed = 9.8 km/s, phase = 94°
Tue, Sep 22, 2009
2009-265T06:54
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (118T)
Outbound 293885.6 km flyby, speed = 4.8 km/s, phase = 113°
Fri, Oct 2, 2009
2009-275T08:03
Apoapsis Rev 119
period = 23.8 days, inclination = 12.1°, r = 48.713 Saturn radii, phase = 103°


XM: Equatorial

October 12, 2009 to May 20, 2010

With orbital inclinations approaching zero, Cassini focused on Saturn's icy moons, with four close passes by Enceladus (in November 2009 and April and May 2010), and one each of Rhea (March 2010) and Dione (April 2010).

Mon, Oct 12, 2009
2009-285T08:36
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (119TI [T62])
Inbound 1300.0 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 99°
Tue, Oct 13, 2009
2009-286T05:45
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 13.560 Saturn radii (818071 km)
Tue, Oct 13, 2009
2009-286T16:55
Nontargeted flyby of Rhea (119R)
Inbound 40385.0 km flyby, speed = 9.0 km/s, phase = 82°
Wed, Oct 14, 2009
2009-287T03:18
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (119M)
Inbound 86098.5 km flyby, speed = 11.8 km/s, phase = 39°
Wed, Oct 14, 2009
2009-287T04:20
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (119A)
Inbound 70671.6 km flyby, speed = 2.9 km/s, phase = 114°
Wed, Oct 14, 2009
2009-287T04:33
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (119C)
Inbound 100813.2 km flyby, speed = 7.7 km/s, phase = 107°
Wed, Oct 14, 2009
2009-287T05:10
Periapsis Rev 119
R = 3.195 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 70°
Wed, Oct 14, 2009
2009-287T06:33
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (119M)
Outbound 44004.0 km flyby, speed = 7.8 km/s, phase = 102°
Wed, Oct 14, 2009
2009-287T07:52
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.793 Saturn radii (228854 km)
Wed, Oct 14, 2009
2009-287T10:11
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (119T)
Outbound 85042.1 km flyby, speed = 11.9 km/s, phase = 76°
Fri, Oct 23, 2009
2009-296T16:58
Apoapsis Rev 120
period = 19.0 days, inclination = 0.5°, r = 42.296 Saturn radii, phase = 110°
Sun, Nov 1, 2009
2009-305T15:09
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 9.218 Saturn radii (556093 km)
Sun, Nov 1, 2009
2009-305T23:57
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (120T)
Inbound 978743.9 km flyby, speed = 9.9 km/s, phase = 73°
Mon, Nov 2, 2009
2009-306T02:08
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (120P)
Inbound 93547.0 km flyby, speed = 12.6 km/s, phase = 46°
Mon, Nov 2, 2009
2009-306T04:39
Periapsis Rev 120
R = 3.201 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 70°
Mon, Nov 2, 2009
2009-306T05:27
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (120E)
Outbound 105175.6 km flyby, speed = 8.0 km/s, phase = 6°
Mon, Nov 2, 2009
2009-306T06:56
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (120C)
Outbound 86773.6 km flyby, speed = 6.9 km/s, phase = 117°
Mon, Nov 2, 2009
2009-306T07:42
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (120EN [E7])
Outbound 99.0 km flyby, speed = 7.7 km/s, phase = 90°
Mon, Nov 2, 2009
2009-306T08:37
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.360 Saturn radii (263045 km)
Wed, Nov 11, 2009
2009-315T16:57
Apoapsis Rev 121
period = 19.0 days, inclination = 0.5°, r = 42.367 Saturn radii, phase = 110°
Fri, Nov 20, 2009
2009-324T15:02
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 9.559 Saturn radii (576721 km)
Fri, Nov 20, 2009
2009-324T22:04
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (121H)
Inbound 82588.0 km flyby, speed = 6.6 km/s, phase = 105°
Sat, Nov 21, 2009
2009-325T02:10
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (121EN [E8])
Inbound 1602.9 km flyby, speed = 7.8 km/s, phase = 87°
Sat, Nov 21, 2009
2009-325T04:45
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (121P)
Inbound 59401.9 km flyby, speed = 3.0 km/s, phase = 103°
Sat, Nov 21, 2009
2009-325T05:15
Periapsis Rev 121
R = 3.203 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 70°
Sat, Nov 21, 2009
2009-325T08:30
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (121T)
Outbound 965084.9 km flyby, speed = 11.1 km/s, phase = 138°
Sat, Nov 21, 2009
2009-325T09:04
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.294 Saturn radii (259049 km)
Sat, Nov 21, 2009
2009-325T10:20
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (121C)
Outbound 36989.3 km flyby, speed = 10.0 km/s, phase = 78°
Sat, Nov 21, 2009
2009-325T17:36
Nontargeted flyby of Rhea (121R)
Outbound 24414.5 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 = 42.380 Saturn radii, phase = 109°
Wed, Dec 9, 2009
2009-343T15:26
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 9.757 Saturn radii (588651 km)
Wed, Dec 9, 2009
2009-343T22:28
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (122H)
Inbound 31730.9 km flyby, speed = 9.6 km/s, phase = 73°
Thu, Dec 10, 2009
2009-344T03:34
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (122P)
Inbound 111179.1 km flyby, speed = 13.7 km/s, phase = 47°
Thu, Dec 10, 2009
2009-344T06:04
Periapsis Rev 122
R = 3.196 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 71°
Thu, Dec 10, 2009
2009-344T09:49
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.259 Saturn radii (256960 km)
Sat, Dec 12, 2009
2009-346T01:03
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (122TI [T63])
Outbound 4850.0 km flyby, speed = 5.7 km/s, phase = 124°
Sat, Dec 12, 2009
2009-346T16:22
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 24.333 Saturn radii (1468033 km)
Fri, Dec 18, 2009
2009-352T05:55
Apoapsis Rev 123
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 4.9°, r = 37.964 Saturn radii, phase = 104°
Sat, Dec 26, 2009
2009-360T00:36
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (123T)
Inbound 52945.2 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 (162390 km)
Sat, Dec 26, 2009
2009-360T05:01
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (123P)
Inbound 56448.7 km flyby, speed = 10.5 km/s, phase = 36°
Sat, Dec 26, 2009
2009-360T05:41
Periapsis Rev 123
R = 2.590 Saturn radii, lat = 2°, phase = 76°
Mon, Dec 28, 2009
2009-362T00:17
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (123TI [T64])
Outbound 955.0 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 (1269231 km)
Sun, Jan 3, 2010
2010-003T03:51
Apoapsis Rev 124
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 21.6°, r = 37.515 Saturn radii, phase = 104°
Mon, Jan 11, 2010
2010-011T01:57
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.209 Saturn radii (193596 km)
Mon, Jan 11, 2010
2010-011T02:09
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (124P)
Inbound 73259.5 km flyby, speed = 7.1 km/s, phase = 141°
Mon, Jan 11, 2010
2010-011T02:26
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (124M)
Inbound 27169.7 km flyby, speed = 8.0 km/s, phase = 145°
Mon, Jan 11, 2010
2010-011T03:23
Periapsis Rev 124
R = 2.999 Saturn radii, lat = 11°, phase = 76°
Mon, Jan 11, 2010
2010-011T06:48
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (124E)
Outbound 105786.2 km flyby, speed = 11.4 km/s, phase = 98°
Mon, Jan 11, 2010
2010-011T08:18
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (124C)
Outbound 112932.4 km flyby, speed = 8.0 km/s, phase = 102°
Tue, Jan 12, 2010
2010-012T23:11
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (124TI [T65])
Outbound 1072.8 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 95°
Wed, Jan 13, 2010
2010-013T02:03
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 21.100 Saturn radii (1272947 km)
Tue, Jan 19, 2010
2010-019T04:18
Apoapsis Rev 125
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 5.2°, r = 37.978 Saturn radii, phase = 103°
Wed, Jan 27, 2010
2010-027T00:30
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (125T)
Inbound 97057.0 km flyby, speed = 7.2 km/s, phase = 91°
Wed, Jan 27, 2010
2010-027T01:40
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (125M)
Inbound 72082.2 km flyby, speed = 14.0 km/s, phase = 60°
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 = 2.572 Saturn radii, lat = 3°, phase = 77°
Wed, Jan 27, 2010
2010-027T04:31
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (125P)
Outbound 97933.9 km flyby, speed = 14.8 km/s, phase = 123°
Wed, Jan 27, 2010
2010-027T04:36
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (125P)
Outbound 32507.9 km flyby, speed = 7.2 km/s, phase = 112°
Wed, Jan 27, 2010
2010-027T05:19
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (125A)
Outbound 13306.1 km flyby, speed = 7.4 km/s, phase = 97°
Wed, Jan 27, 2010
2010-027T11:47
Nontargeted flyby of Dione (125D)
Outbound 45082.7 km flyby, speed = 8.7 km/s, phase = 106°
Thu, Jan 28, 2010
2010-028T20:29
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 19.634 Saturn radii (1184497 km)
Thu, Jan 28, 2010
2010-028T22:29
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (125TI [T66])
Outbound 7490.4 km flyby, speed = 5.7 km/s, phase = 69°
Mon, Feb 1, 2010
2010-032T06:01
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 35.420 Saturn radii (2136898 km)
Thu, Feb 4, 2010
2010-035T22:19
Apoapsis Rev 126
period = 17.5 days, inclination = 0.3°, r = 40.258 Saturn radii, phase = 106°
Sat, Feb 13, 2010
2010-044T11:45
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (126C)
Inbound 21254.9 km flyby, speed = 10.1 km/s, phase = 72°
Sat, Feb 13, 2010
2010-044T16:16
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (126E)
Inbound 93153.8 km flyby, speed = 12.4 km/s, phase = 30°
Sat, Feb 13, 2010
2010-044T16:22
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (126J)
Inbound 115007.7 km flyby, speed = 14.4 km/s, phase = 29°
Sat, Feb 13, 2010
2010-044T16:24
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.939 Saturn radii (177287 km)
Sat, Feb 13, 2010
2010-044T16:55
Periapsis Rev 126
R = 2.908 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 74°
Sat, Feb 13, 2010
2010-044T17:22
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (126M)
Outbound 9527.4 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 99°
Sat, Feb 13, 2010
2010-044T18:16
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (126T)
Outbound 111966.5 km flyby, speed = 8.2 km/s, phase = 114°
Sun, Feb 14, 2010
2010-045T22:47
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (126T)
Outbound 650575.4 km flyby, speed = 8.8 km/s, phase = 32°
Thu, Feb 18, 2010
2010-049T15:09
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 34.948 Saturn radii (2108415 km)
Mon, Feb 22, 2010
2010-053T11:28
Apoapsis Rev 127
period = 17.5 days, inclination = 0.3°, r = 40.256 Saturn radii, phase = 106°
Tue, Mar 2, 2010
2010-061T17:41
TARGETED FLYBY OF RHEA (127RH [R2])
Inbound 100.9 km flyby, speed = 8.6 km/s, phase = 87°
Wed, Mar 3, 2010
2010-062T01:51
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.363 Saturn radii (263214 km)
Wed, Mar 3, 2010
2010-062T04:38
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (127P)
Inbound 103811.3 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 149°
Wed, Mar 3, 2010
2010-062T06:02
Periapsis Rev 127
R = 2.915 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 75°
Wed, Mar 3, 2010
2010-062T11:03
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (127C)
Outbound 91791.1 km flyby, speed = 12.8 km/s, phase = 77°
Wed, Mar 3, 2010
2010-062T13:41
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (127H)
Outbound 1820.1 km flyby, speed = 9.1 km/s, phase = 106°
Wed, Mar 3, 2010
2010-062T15:20
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 7.156 Saturn radii (431741 km)
Fri, Mar 12, 2010
2010-071T01:43
Apoapsis Rev 128
period = 17.6 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 40.401 Saturn radii, phase = 105°
Fri, Mar 19, 2010
2010-078T14:40
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (128T)
Inbound 648460.5 km flyby, speed = 8.9 km/s, phase = 119°
Sat, Mar 20, 2010
2010-079T16:21
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (128T)
Inbound 89782.4 km flyby, speed = 12.7 km/s, phase = 72°
Sat, Mar 20, 2010
2010-079T16:30
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.733 Saturn radii (285532 km)
Sat, Mar 20, 2010
2010-079T20:52
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (128A)
Inbound 106036.4 km flyby, speed = 10.4 km/s, phase = 137°
Sat, Mar 20, 2010
2010-079T21:14
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (128P)
Inbound 43513.5 km flyby, speed = 4.2 km/s, phase = 106°
Sat, Mar 20, 2010
2010-079T21:22
Periapsis Rev 128
R = 2.913 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 75°
Sat, Mar 20, 2010
2010-079T21:45
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (128D)
Outbound 61281.5 km flyby, speed = 5.3 km/s, phase = 25°
Sat, Mar 20, 2010
2010-079T23:34
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (128M)
Outbound 56073.2 km flyby, speed = 11.2 km/s, phase = 99°
Sun, Mar 21, 2010
2010-080T00:07
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (128P)
Outbound 74462.1 km flyby, speed = 12.7 km/s, phase = 94°
Sun, Mar 21, 2010
2010-080T04:51
Nontargeted flyby of Polydeuces (128P)
Outbound 32855.7 km flyby, speed = 10.3 km/s, phase = 70°
Sun, Mar 21, 2010
2010-080T05:08
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 6.331 Saturn radii (381931 km)
Mon, Mar 29, 2010
2010-088T17:02
Apoapsis Rev 129
period = 17.6 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 40.402 Saturn radii, phase = 105°
Mon, Apr 5, 2010
2010-095T15:51
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (129TI (dt) [T67])
Inbound 7461.9 km flyby, speed = 5.7 km/s, phase = 73°
Wed, Apr 7, 2010
2010-097T05:16
TARGETED FLYBY OF DIONE (129DI (dt) [D2])
Inbound 503.0 km flyby, speed = 8.4 km/s, phase = 79°
Wed, Apr 7, 2010
2010-097T06:01
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 5.890 Saturn radii (355331 km)
Wed, Apr 7, 2010
2010-097T08:00
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (129C)
Inbound 97952.4 km flyby, speed = 11.7 km/s, phase = 69°
Wed, Apr 7, 2010
2010-097T12:46
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (129E)
Inbound 61719.9 km flyby, speed = 2.4 km/s, phase = 89°
Wed, Apr 7, 2010
2010-097T12:53
Periapsis Rev 129
R = 3.525 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 80°
Wed, Apr 7, 2010
2010-097T13:44
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (129J)
Outbound 74606.1 km flyby, speed = 2.8 km/s, phase = 40°
Wed, Apr 7, 2010
2010-097T13:47
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (129M)
Outbound 97435.5 km flyby, speed = 10.3 km/s, phase = 124°
Wed, Apr 7, 2010
2010-097T14:58
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (129T)
Outbound 70777.7 km flyby, speed = 6.4 km/s, phase = 103°
Wed, Apr 7, 2010
2010-097T22:34
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 7.285 Saturn radii (439508 km)
Sat, Apr 17, 2010
2010-107T17:21
Apoapsis Rev 130
period = 20.4 days, inclination = 0.3°, r = 44.158 Saturn radii, phase = 100°
Tue, Apr 27, 2010
2010-117T01:09
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 12.250 Saturn radii (739040 km)
Tue, Apr 27, 2010
2010-117T20:39
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (130P)
Inbound 84528.6 km flyby, speed = 1.6 km/s, phase = 116°
Tue, Apr 27, 2010
2010-117T20:45
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (130T)
Inbound 79589.5 km flyby, speed = 6.7 km/s, phase = 97°
Tue, Apr 27, 2010
2010-117T21:09
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (130T)
Inbound 989105.8 km flyby, speed = 12.5 km/s, phase = 94°
Tue, Apr 27, 2010
2010-117T21:41
Periapsis Rev 130
R = 3.529 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 81°
Tue, Apr 27, 2010
2010-117T22:42
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (130D)
Outbound 86356.7 km flyby, speed = 1.4 km/s, phase = 47°
Tue, Apr 27, 2010
2010-117T23:05
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (130P)
Outbound 91559.2 km flyby, speed = 1.8 km/s, phase = 34°
Tue, Apr 27, 2010
2010-117T23:46
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (130P)
Outbound 71196.0 km flyby, speed = 9.7 km/s, phase = 112°
Tue, Apr 27, 2010
2010-117T23:53
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (130P)
Outbound 113814.3 km flyby, speed = 0.5 km/s, phase = 24°
Wed, Apr 28, 2010
2010-118T00:10
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (130EN [E9])
Outbound 99.0 km flyby, speed = 6.5 km/s, phase = 93°
Wed, Apr 28, 2010
2010-118T01:22
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.407 Saturn radii (265903 km)
Sat, May 8, 2010
2010-128T03:04
Apoapsis Rev 131
period = 20.5 days, inclination = 0.3°, r = 44.288 Saturn radii, phase = 99°
Tue, May 18, 2010
2010-138T04:01
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.758 Saturn radii (287062 km)
Tue, May 18, 2010
2010-138T06:05
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (131EN [E10])
Inbound 434.6 km flyby, speed = 6.5 km/s, phase = 114°
Tue, May 18, 2010
2010-138T08:21
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (131M)
Inbound 18325.1 km flyby, speed = 4.3 km/s, phase = 75°
Tue, May 18, 2010
2010-138T08:32
Periapsis Rev 131
R = 3.518 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 81°
Wed, May 19, 2010
2010-139T00:13
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 10.155 Saturn radii (612622 km)


XM: Northern Titan

May 20 to October 11, 2010

The final few orbits of the Extended Mission were mildly inclined and focused on Titan.

Thu, May 20, 2010
2010-140T03:24
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (131TI [T68])
Outbound 1400.0 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 112°
Wed, May 26, 2010
2010-146T08:05
Apoapsis Rev 132
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 12.1°, r = 37.792 Saturn radii, phase = 91°
Thu, Jun 3, 2010
2010-154T00:39
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (132H)
Inbound 114164.4 km flyby, speed = 11.7 km/s, phase = 85°
Thu, Jun 3, 2010
2010-154T06:11
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (132C)
Inbound 119928.0 km flyby, speed = 8.9 km/s, phase = 80°
Thu, Jun 3, 2010
2010-154T06:24
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.950 Saturn radii (177992 km)
Thu, Jun 3, 2010
2010-154T07:16
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (132P)
Inbound 97166.4 km flyby, speed = 14.1 km/s, phase = 44°
Thu, Jun 3, 2010
2010-154T07:43
Periapsis Rev 132
R = 2.739 Saturn radii, lat = -6°, phase = 89°
Thu, Jun 3, 2010
2010-154T12:57
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (132T)
Outbound 52577.8 km flyby, speed = 9.6 km/s, phase = 99°
Thu, Jun 3, 2010
2010-154T20:32
Nontargeted flyby of Rhea (132R)
Outbound 69355.8 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 (1132001 km)
Sat, Jun 5, 2010
2010-156T02:26
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (132TI [T69])
Outbound 2044.1 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 87°
Mon, Jun 7, 2010
2010-158T04:54
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 30.911 Saturn radii (1864876 km)
Fri, Jun 11, 2010
2010-162T07:28
Apoapsis Rev 133
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 2.0°, r = 37.903 Saturn radii, phase = 91°
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
2010-169T19:50
Nontargeted flyby of Rhea (133R)
Inbound 120512.1 km flyby, speed = 10.7 km/s, phase = 109°
Sat, Jun 19, 2010
2010-170T06:28
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 2.670 Saturn radii (161066 km)
Sat, Jun 19, 2010
2010-170T07:03
Periapsis Rev 133
R = 2.623 Saturn radii, lat = 1°, phase = 89°
Sat, Jun 19, 2010
2010-170T07:10
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (133P)
Outbound 29344.9 km flyby, speed = 5.0 km/s, phase = 115°
Sat, Jun 19, 2010
2010-170T14:09
Nontargeted flyby of Polydeuces (133P)
Outbound 97489.4 km flyby, speed = 12.4 km/s, phase = 79°
Mon, Jun 21, 2010
2010-172T01:28
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (133TI [T70])
Outbound 880.0 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 82°
Mon, Jun 21, 2010
2010-172T04:16
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.994 Saturn radii (1266590 km)
Sun, Jun 27, 2010
2010-178T05:26
Apoapsis Rev 134
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 19.1°, r = 37.556 Saturn radii, phase = 92°
Mon, Jul 5, 2010
2010-186T00:35
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (134C)
Inbound 114634.4 km flyby, speed = 12.7 km/s, phase = 70°
Mon, Jul 5, 2010
2010-186T02:02
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (134E)
Inbound 58130.1 km flyby, speed = 11.4 km/s, phase = 58°
Mon, Jul 5, 2010
2010-186T03:37
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.174 Saturn radii (191480 km)
Mon, Jul 5, 2010
2010-186T05:01
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (134D)
Inbound 72574.8 km flyby, speed = 9.2 km/s, phase = 48°
Mon, Jul 5, 2010
2010-186T05:02
Periapsis Rev 134
R = 2.967 Saturn radii, lat = 10°, phase = 88°
Wed, Jul 7, 2010
2010-188T00:23
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (134TI [T71])
Outbound 1005.0 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 82°
Wed, Jul 7, 2010
2010-188T03:18
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 21.053 Saturn radii (1270147 km)
Thu, Jul 15, 2010
2010-196T04:19
Apoapsis Rev 135
period = 19.9 days, inclination = 4.5°, r = 43.515 Saturn radii, phase = 97°
Sun, Jul 25, 2010
2010-206T01:19
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.719 Saturn radii (224350 km)
Sun, Jul 25, 2010
2010-206T03:14
Periapsis Rev 135
R = 3.438 Saturn radii, lat = 3°, phase = 83°
Sun, Jul 25, 2010
2010-206T03:30
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (135P)
Outbound 70085.0 km flyby, speed = 2.2 km/s, phase = 70°
Sun, Jul 25, 2010
2010-206T04:32
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (135A)
Outbound 89551.9 km flyby, speed = 2.1 km/s, phase = 37°
Tue, Jul 27, 2010
2010-208T04:42
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 22.104 Saturn radii (1333534 km)
Wed, Aug 4, 2010
2010-216T02:12
Apoapsis Rev 136
period = 19.9 days, inclination = 4.7°, r = 43.524 Saturn radii, phase = 97°
Wed, Aug 11, 2010
2010-223T13:35
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (136T)
Inbound 417280.2 km flyby, speed = 4.0 km/s, phase = 80°
Fri, Aug 13, 2010
2010-225T17:44
Nontargeted flyby of Dione (136D)
Inbound 108723.3 km flyby, speed = 11.3 km/s, phase = 84°
Fri, Aug 13, 2010
2010-225T20:31
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (136C)
Inbound 22712.8 km flyby, speed = 7.4 km/s, phase = 99°
Fri, Aug 13, 2010
2010-225T22:31
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (136EN [E11])
Inbound 2550.4 km flyby, speed = 6.8 km/s, phase = 85°
Fri, Aug 13, 2010
2010-225T23:05
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.753 Saturn radii (226420 km)
Fri, Aug 13, 2010
2010-225T23:21
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (136E)
Inbound 101928.2 km flyby, speed = 3.7 km/s, phase = 149°
Sat, Aug 14, 2010
2010-226T00:33
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (136A)
Inbound 74217.2 km flyby, speed = 2.1 km/s, phase = 102°
Sat, Aug 14, 2010
2010-226T01:04
Periapsis Rev 136
R = 3.457 Saturn radii, lat = 3°, phase = 83°
Sat, Aug 14, 2010
2010-226T01:08
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (136P)
Outbound 67748.8 km flyby, speed = 2.3 km/s, phase = 78°
Sat, Aug 14, 2010
2010-226T01:25
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (136D)
Outbound 74369.4 km flyby, speed = 2.0 km/s, phase = 68°
Sat, Aug 14, 2010
2010-226T02:01
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (136J)
Outbound 79684.7 km flyby, speed = 3.3 km/s, phase = 35°
Sat, Aug 14, 2010
2010-226T02:05
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (136P)
Outbound 86676.1 km flyby, speed = 1.8 km/s, phase = 48°
Sat, Aug 14, 2010
2010-226T06:03
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (136T)
Outbound 38090.5 km flyby, speed = 9.3 km/s, phase = 91°
Mon, Aug 16, 2010
2010-228T01:07
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 21.700 Saturn radii (1309179 km)
Tue, Aug 24, 2010
2010-236T01:24
Apoapsis Rev 137
period = 20.0 days, inclination = 4.6°, r = 43.691 Saturn radii, phase = 97°
Thu, Sep 2, 2010
2010-245T18:31
Nontargeted flyby of Polydeuces (137P)
Inbound 66878.3 km flyby, speed = 7.0 km/s, phase = 94°
Thu, Sep 2, 2010
2010-245T20:44
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (137T)
Inbound 70829.6 km flyby, speed = 10.8 km/s, phase = 73°
Thu, Sep 2, 2010
2010-245T23:39
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.767 Saturn radii (227271 km)
Fri, Sep 3, 2010
2010-246T01:40
Periapsis Rev 137
R = 3.462 Saturn radii, lat = 3°, phase = 84°
Fri, Sep 3, 2010
2010-246T01:51
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (137A)
Outbound 110168.2 km flyby, speed = 9.3 km/s, phase = 27°
Fri, Sep 3, 2010
2010-246T02:30
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (137T)
Outbound 985286.2 km flyby, speed = 12.5 km/s, phase = 103°
Fri, Sep 3, 2010
2010-246T03:00
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (137E)
Outbound 92916.8 km flyby, speed = 3.9 km/s, phase = 24°
Fri, Sep 3, 2010
2010-246T09:16
Nontargeted flyby of Dione (137D)
Outbound 39312.9 km flyby, speed = 9.2 km/s, phase = 83°
Sun, Sep 5, 2010
2010-248T00:48
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 21.426 Saturn radii (1292608 km)
Mon, Sep 13, 2010
2010-256T00:46
Apoapsis Rev 138
period = 19.9 days, inclination = 4.6°, r = 43.542 Saturn radii, phase = 96°
Wed, Sep 22, 2010
2010-265T21:57
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.768 Saturn radii (227310 km)
Wed, Sep 22, 2010
2010-265T23:59
Periapsis Rev 138
R = 3.456 Saturn radii, lat = 3°, phase = 84°
Thu, Sep 23, 2010
2010-266T03:07
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (138E)
Outbound 111990.5 km flyby, speed = 12.6 km/s, phase = 104°
Thu, Sep 23, 2010
2010-266T04:54
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (138C)
Outbound 28921.6 km flyby, speed = 8.4 km/s, phase = 86°
Thu, Sep 23, 2010
2010-266T07:25
Nontargeted flyby of Polydeuces (138P)
Outbound 100315.3 km flyby, speed = 11.2 km/s, phase = 82°
Fri, Sep 24, 2010
2010-267T18:39
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (138TI [T72])
Outbound 8174.9 km flyby, speed = 5.7 km/s, phase = 60°
Fri, Sep 24, 2010
2010-267T23:33
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 21.619 Saturn radii (1304283 km)
Tue, Sep 28, 2010
2010-271T11:25
Begin solar conjunction
Sun, Oct 3, 2010
2010-276T09:29
End solar conjunction
Mon, Oct 4, 2010
2010-277T20:48
Apoapsis Rev 139
period = 23.8 days, inclination = 3.0°, r = 48.780 Saturn radii, phase = 101°


Extended-extended Mission

October 11, 2010 - September 18, 2017

A plan for the extended-extended mission was adopted in early February, 2010. The plan inlcudes more than seven years of continued science at Saturn, allowing Cassini to observe the season progress from spring to full summer in the northern hemisphere; all together, the mission will have lasted half a Saturnian year.

The extended-extended mission (described here by John Spencer) will include 56 gravity-assist flybys of Titan and 12 close encounters with Enceladus. In addition, there will be three very close flybys of Dione, two of Tethys, and one each of Methone, Tlesto, Rhea, Epimetheus, and Aegaeon. But the best is saved for last. On November 29, 2016, the spacecraft's periapsis will drop to just 10,000 kilometers beyond the F ring. There will be 20 "F ring" orbits. Then, with a final close Titan flyby on April 22, 2017, the periapsis will be shifted into the narrow zone between the innermost edge of the D ring and Saturn itself; the orbit will pass within 3,800 kilometers of Saturn's cloud tops. The last 23 orbits are called the "proximal" orbits. A final nudge from Titan on September 11, 2017 will push Cassini into an orbit that intersects Saturn. Like Galileo at Jupiter, Cassini will vaporize from frictional heating as it creates a last fireball in Saturn's atmosphere. This last act at Saturn will unfold on September 15, 2017.

The extended-extended mission can be split into five main phases phases based on the orbital inclination and the science goals for each phase: Equatorial phase 1, from October 11, 2010 to May 22, 2012; Inclined phase 1, from May 22, 2012, to March 16, 2015; Equatorial Phase 2, from March 16, 2015, to January 16, 2016; Inclined Phase 2, from January 16 to November 29, 2016, and the Proximal Orbits, from November 29, 2016 to Cassini's planned death on September 15, 2017. (These date splits are based on slide 6 from a presentation made by Bob Pappalardo to the Outer Planets Assessment Group in March 2009 and don't represent formal terminology used by the mission; rather, they serve to break this table into more manageable chunks.) The equatorial phases of the mission permit close encounters with icy moons, while the inclined phases are more advantageous for studying Saturn's rings, magnetic field, and plasma environment, and the atmospheres of Saturn and Titan.


XXM: Equatorial Phase 1 (CURRENT PHASE)

October 11, 2010, to May 22, 2012

With orbits within Saturn's ring plane, Cassini will enjoy the opportunity to witness mutual events of moons and plans no fewer than seven targeted flybys of Enceladus (November and December 2010, October and November 2011, March, April, and May 2012), plus one each of Rhea (January 2011) and Dione (December 2011).

Mon, Oct 11, 2010
2010-284T04:17
Start of Solstice Mission
Thu, Oct 14, 2010
2010-287T17:07
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (139T)
Inbound 172368.1 km flyby, speed = 4.8 km/s, phase = 80°
Sat, Oct 16, 2010
2010-289T10:46
Nontargeted flyby of Polydeuces (139P)
Inbound 116526.9 km flyby, speed = 10.8 km/s, phase = 73°
Sat, Oct 16, 2010
2010-289T14:41
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.648 Saturn radii (280439 km)
Sat, Oct 16, 2010
2010-289T17:32
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (139M)
Inbound 69949.7 km flyby, speed = 2.4 km/s, phase = 101°
Sat, Oct 16, 2010
2010-289T17:56
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (139P)
Inbound 36117.7 km flyby, speed = 3.5 km/s, phase = 82°
Sat, Oct 16, 2010
2010-289T17:57
Periapsis Rev 139
R = 4.101 Saturn radii, lat = 2°, phase = 80°
Sat, Oct 16, 2010
2010-289T18:03
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (139T)
Outbound 48455.4 km flyby, speed = 5.5 km/s, phase = 99°
Sat, Oct 16, 2010
2010-289T18:39
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (139M)
Outbound 105867.5 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 23°
Sat, Oct 16, 2010
2010-289T19:18
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (139A)
Outbound 96754.2 km flyby, speed = 1.9 km/s, phase = 40°
Sun, Oct 17, 2010
2010-290T01:03
Nontargeted flyby of Dione (139D)
Outbound 31710.0 km flyby, speed = 6.8 km/s, phase = 91°
Sun, Oct 17, 2010
2010-290T06:47
Nontargeted flyby of Rhea (139R)
Outbound 38752.3 km flyby, speed = 7.1 km/s, phase = 100°
Mon, Oct 18, 2010
2010-291T13:15
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.221 Saturn radii (1219955 km)
Thu, Oct 28, 2010
2010-301T18:06
Apoapsis Rev 140
period = 24.0 days, inclination = 3.0°, r = 49.120 Saturn radii, phase = 100°
Tue, Nov 9, 2010
2010-313T10:56
Nontargeted flyby of Dione (140D)
Inbound 100025.2 km flyby, speed = 10.2 km/s, phase = 74°
Tue, Nov 9, 2010
2010-313T14:58
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.660 Saturn radii (281117 km)
Tue, Nov 9, 2010
2010-313T16:22
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (140E)
Inbound 45119.2 km flyby, speed = 6.5 km/s, phase = 50°
Tue, Nov 9, 2010
2010-313T18:16
Periapsis Rev 140
R = 4.100 Saturn radii, lat = 2°, phase = 80°
Thu, Nov 11, 2010
2010-315T13:00
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.052 Saturn radii (1209711 km)
Thu, Nov 11, 2010
2010-315T13:37
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (140TI [T73])
Outbound 7920.7 km flyby, speed = 5.6 km/s, phase = 121°
Sat, Nov 20, 2010
2010-324T01:57
Apoapsis Rev 141
period = 20.6 days, inclination = 0.0°, r = 44.521 Saturn radii, phase = 95°
Sun, Nov 28, 2010
2010-332T03:29
Nontargeted flyby of Hyperion (141H)
Inbound 71756.3 km flyby, speed = 4.9 km/s, phase = 73°
Mon, Nov 29, 2010
2010-333T06:26
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (141T)
Inbound 926201.6 km flyby, speed = 10.5 km/s, phase = 130°
Tue, Nov 30, 2010
2010-334T07:18
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (141A)
Inbound 114446.9 km flyby, speed = 0.7 km/s, phase = 144°
Tue, Nov 30, 2010
2010-334T08:47
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.610 Saturn radii (217766 km)
Tue, Nov 30, 2010
2010-334T09:33
Periapsis Rev 141
R = 3.567 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 86°
Tue, Nov 30, 2010
2010-334T11:13
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (141J)
Outbound 95624.1 km flyby, speed = 2.4 km/s, phase = 29°
Tue, Nov 30, 2010
2010-334T11:54
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (141EN [E12])
Outbound 47.9 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 78°
Fri, Dec 3, 2010
2010-337T07:48
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 27.314 Saturn radii (1647855 km)
Fri, Dec 10, 2010
2010-344T16:15
Apoapsis Rev 142
period = 20.6 days, inclination = 0.1°, r = 44.403 Saturn radii, phase = 94°
Thu, Dec 16, 2010
2010-350T19:58
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (142T)
Inbound 848540.5 km flyby, speed = 3.6 km/s, phase = 91°
Mon, Dec 20, 2010
2010-354T12:17
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (142T)
Inbound 893250.3 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 46°
Mon, Dec 20, 2010
2010-354T16:51
Nontargeted flyby of Dione (142D)
Inbound 100121.4 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 87°
Mon, Dec 20, 2010
2010-354T20:36
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (142P)
Inbound 115569.7 km flyby, speed = 0.4 km/s, phase = 141°
Mon, Dec 20, 2010
2010-354T20:42
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (142P)
Inbound 109072.1 km flyby, speed = 1.1 km/s, phase = 143°
Mon, Dec 20, 2010
2010-354T21:12
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.766 Saturn radii (227231 km)
Mon, Dec 20, 2010
2010-354T22:49
Periapsis Rev 142
R = 3.578 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 86°
Mon, Dec 20, 2010
2010-354T23:36
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (142D)
Outbound 85033.2 km flyby, speed = 1.3 km/s, phase = 61°
Tue, Dec 21, 2010
2010-355T01:08
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (142EN [E13])
Outbound 47.8 km flyby, speed = 6.2 km/s, phase = 89°
Wed, Dec 22, 2010
2010-356T07:11
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 16.745 Saturn radii (1010211 km)
Fri, Dec 31, 2010
2010-365T07:31
Apoapsis Rev 143
period = 20.7 days, inclination = 0.1°, r = 44.665 Saturn radii, phase = 94°
Mon, Jan 10, 2011
2011-010T13:17
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.154 Saturn radii (250607 km)
Mon, Jan 10, 2011
2011-010T14:43
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (143P)
Inbound 94681.2 km flyby, speed = 1.5 km/s, phase = 133°
Mon, Jan 10, 2011
2011-010T16:14
Periapsis Rev 143
R = 3.578 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 86°
Mon, Jan 10, 2011
2011-010T17:22
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (143M)
Outbound 85732.8 km flyby, speed = 9.4 km/s, phase = 127°
Tue, Jan 11, 2011
2011-011T03:19
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (143T)
Outbound 838660.2 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 140°
Tue, Jan 11, 2011
2011-011T04:53
TARGETED FLYBY OF RHEA (143RH [R3])
Outbound 75.9 km flyby, speed = 8.0 km/s, phase = 101°
Fri, Jan 14, 2011
2011-014T09:20
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (143T)
Outbound 772833.9 km flyby, speed = 3.6 km/s, phase = 96°
Thu, Jan 20, 2011
2011-020T21:28
Apoapsis Rev 144
period = 20.4 days, inclination = 0.3°, r = 44.239 Saturn radii, phase = 93°
Sun, Jan 30, 2011
2011-030T21:45
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 5.036 Saturn radii (303838 km)
Mon, Jan 31, 2011
2011-031T02:15
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (144E)
Inbound 68379.1 km flyby, speed = 2.5 km/s, phase = 115°
Mon, Jan 31, 2011
2011-031T02:50
Periapsis Rev 144
R = 3.559 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 87°
Mon, Jan 31, 2011
2011-031T03:48
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (144C)
Outbound 77752.7 km flyby, speed = 6.6 km/s, phase = 94°
Mon, Jan 31, 2011
2011-031T04:47
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (144P)
Outbound 105619.2 km flyby, speed = 1.1 km/s, phase = 33°
Mon, Jan 31, 2011
2011-031T05:52
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (144E)
Outbound 60028.9 km flyby, speed = 9.6 km/s, phase = 111°
Mon, Jan 31, 2011
2011-031T10:17
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (144H)
Outbound 27766.4 km flyby, speed = 7.5 km/s, phase = 92°
Mon, Jan 31, 2011
2011-031T17:04
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 9.464 Saturn radii (570957 km)
Thu, Feb 10, 2011
2011-041T08:06
Apoapsis Rev 145
period = 20.4 days, inclination = 0.3°, r = 44.226 Saturn radii, phase = 93°
Fri, Feb 18, 2011
2011-049T16:04
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (145TI [T74])
Inbound 3650.7 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 62°
Sun, Feb 20, 2011
2011-051T04:39
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 7.192 Saturn radii (433898 km)
Sun, Feb 20, 2011
2011-051T13:44
Periapsis Rev 145
R = 4.712 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 97°
Sun, Feb 20, 2011
2011-051T14:03
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (145E)
Outbound 67915.6 km flyby, speed = 4.2 km/s, phase = 134°
Sun, Feb 20, 2011
2011-051T14:49
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (145P)
Outbound 92219.6 km flyby, speed = 2.7 km/s, phase = 56°
Sun, Feb 20, 2011
2011-051T17:13
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (145T)
Outbound 47668.7 km flyby, speed = 6.7 km/s, phase = 124°
Mon, Feb 21, 2011
2011-052T07:32
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 10.872 Saturn radii (655879 km)
Sun, Mar 6, 2011
2011-065T12:39
Apoapsis Rev 146
period = 27.9 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 54.127 Saturn radii, phase = 83°
Sun, Mar 20, 2011
2011-079T02:37
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 7.215 Saturn radii (435305 km)
Sun, Mar 20, 2011
2011-079T11:45
Periapsis Rev 146
R = 4.716 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 98°
Sun, Mar 20, 2011
2011-079T12:14
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (146T)
Outbound 10037.6 km flyby, speed = 4.3 km/s, phase = 83°
Mon, Mar 21, 2011
2011-080T05:30
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 10.848 Saturn radii (654461 km)
Sun, Apr 3, 2011
2011-093T10:51
Apoapsis Rev 147
period = 27.9 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 54.127 Saturn radii, phase = 82°
Sun, Apr 17, 2011
2011-107T00:37
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 7.221 Saturn radii (435616 km)
Sun, Apr 17, 2011
2011-107T09:12
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (147A)
Inbound 118147.9 km flyby, speed = 0.6 km/s, phase = 109°
Sun, Apr 17, 2011
2011-107T09:46
Periapsis Rev 147
R = 4.711 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 98°
Sun, Apr 17, 2011
2011-107T13:39
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (147H)
Outbound 69507.9 km flyby, speed = 5.2 km/s, phase = 81°
Mon, Apr 18, 2011
2011-108T03:24
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 10.804 Saturn radii (651788 km)
Tue, Apr 19, 2011
2011-109T05:01
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (147TI [T75])
Outbound 10052.8 km flyby, speed = 5.6 km/s, phase = 101°
Fri, Apr 29, 2011
2011-119T03:06
Apoapsis Rev 148
period = 23.4 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 48.220 Saturn radii, phase = 76°
Sun, May 8, 2011
2011-128T22:54
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (148TI [T76])
Inbound 1873.2 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 47°
Tue, May 10, 2011
2011-130T12:11
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 7.528 Saturn radii (454186 km)
Tue, May 10, 2011
2011-130T20:44
Periapsis Rev 148
R = 5.888 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 118°
Thu, May 12, 2011
2011-132T13:55
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.273 Saturn radii (1162757 km)
Mon, May 30, 2011
2011-150T10:16
Apoapsis Rev 149
period = 39.1 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 67.794 Saturn radii, phase = 62°
Sat, Jun 18, 2011
2011-169T15:24
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 7.470 Saturn radii (450641 km)
Sat, Jun 18, 2011
2011-169T19:32
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (149H)
Inbound 6982.0 km flyby, speed = 4.6 km/s, phase = 102°
Sat, Jun 18, 2011
2011-169T23:40
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (149T)
Inbound 62000.1 km flyby, speed = 2.8 km/s, phase = 108°
Sat, Jun 18, 2011
2011-169T23:46
Periapsis Rev 149
R = 5.884 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 119°
Mon, Jun 20, 2011
2011-171T18:02
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.644 Saturn radii (1185102 km)
Mon, Jun 20, 2011
2011-171T18:32
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (149TI [T77])
Outbound 1358.7 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 73°
Wed, Jun 29, 2011
2011-180T19:56
Apoapsis Rev 150
period = 21.7 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 45.646 Saturn radii, phase = 45°
Sat, Jul 9, 2011
2011-190T06:59
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (150T)
Inbound 627602.3 km flyby, speed = 8.8 km/s, phase = 168°
Sun, Jul 10, 2011
2011-191T10:47
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (150H)
Inbound 93012.0 km flyby, speed = 5.6 km/s, phase = 40°
Sun, Jul 10, 2011
2011-191T12:48
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.573 Saturn radii (275917 km)
Sun, Jul 10, 2011
2011-191T15:44
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (150J)
Inbound 92986.9 km flyby, speed = 1.0 km/s, phase = 141°
Sun, Jul 10, 2011
2011-191T15:51
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (150P)
Inbound 110201.3 km flyby, speed = 0.1 km/s, phase = 138°
Sun, Jul 10, 2011
2011-191T16:00
Periapsis Rev 150
R = 4.039 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 135°
Sun, Jul 10, 2011
2011-191T17:15
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (150P)
Outbound 113054.3 km flyby, speed = 0.2 km/s, phase = 108°
Tue, Jul 12, 2011
2011-193T09:44
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.565 Saturn radii (1180373 km)
Thu, Jul 21, 2011
2011-202T12:10
Apoapsis Rev 151
period = 21.7 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 45.664 Saturn radii, phase = 45°
Mon, Aug 1, 2011
2011-213T00:39
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (151H)
Inbound 76553.2 km flyby, speed = 9.6 km/s, phase = 129°
Mon, Aug 1, 2011
2011-213T05:00
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.583 Saturn radii (276507 km)
Mon, Aug 1, 2011
2011-213T07:08
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (151T)
Inbound 983667.8 km flyby, speed = 11.2 km/s, phase = 37°
Mon, Aug 1, 2011
2011-213T08:11
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (151T)
Inbound 50589.4 km flyby, speed = 5.6 km/s, phase = 45°
Mon, Aug 1, 2011
2011-213T08:12
Periapsis Rev 151
R = 4.045 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 135°
Mon, Aug 1, 2011
2011-213T08:41
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (151M)
Outbound 97384.2 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 81°
Mon, Aug 1, 2011
2011-213T21:02
Nontargeted flyby of Rhea (151R)
Outbound 5845.8 km flyby, speed = 7.7 km/s, phase = 131°
Wed, Aug 3, 2011
2011-215T01:09
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.324 Saturn radii (1165807 km)
Fri, Aug 12, 2011
2011-224T06:02
Apoapsis Rev 152
period = 21.8 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 45.884 Saturn radii, phase = 45°
Tue, Aug 23, 2011
2011-235T00:42
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.600 Saturn radii (277538 km)
Tue, Aug 23, 2011
2011-235T03:17
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (152E)
Inbound 96000.8 km flyby, speed = 1.1 km/s, phase = 153°
Tue, Aug 23, 2011
2011-235T03:58
Periapsis Rev 152
R = 4.044 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 136°
Tue, Aug 23, 2011
2011-235T05:29
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (152A)
Outbound 118268.1 km flyby, speed = 0.1 km/s, phase = 104°
Wed, Aug 24, 2011
2011-236T12:12
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (152T)
Outbound 585578.7 km flyby, speed = 8.5 km/s, phase = 101°
Wed, Aug 24, 2011
2011-236T20:38
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.239 Saturn radii (1160691 km)
Thu, Aug 25, 2011
2011-237T16:48
Nontargeted flyby of Hyperion (152H)
Outbound 24978.8 km flyby, speed = 5.1 km/s, phase = 107°
Sat, Sep 3, 2011
2011-246T01:48
Apoapsis Rev 153
period = 21.8 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 45.867 Saturn radii, phase = 44°
Mon, Sep 12, 2011
2011-255T02:50
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (153TI [T78])
Inbound 5821.4 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 159°
Tue, Sep 13, 2011
2011-256T10:34
Nontargeted flyby of Rhea (153R)
Inbound 25409.7 km flyby, speed = 8.7 km/s, phase = 141°
Tue, Sep 13, 2011
2011-256T18:19
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (153T)
Inbound 32818.8 km flyby, speed = 7.3 km/s, phase = 53°
Tue, Sep 13, 2011
2011-256T20:28
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.764 Saturn radii (227108 km)
Tue, Sep 13, 2011
2011-256T22:37
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (153P)
Inbound 58066.6 km flyby, speed = 2.7 km/s, phase = 154°
Tue, Sep 13, 2011
2011-256T22:49
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (153E)
Inbound 42224.2 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 51°
Tue, Sep 13, 2011
2011-256T23:01
Periapsis Rev 153
R = 3.231 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 129°
Tue, Sep 13, 2011
2011-256T23:09
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (153J)
Outbound 45580.8 km flyby, speed = 3.5 km/s, phase = 109°
Wed, Sep 14, 2011
2011-257T00:48
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (153M)
Outbound 119905.9 km flyby, speed = 14.0 km/s, phase = 159°
Wed, Sep 14, 2011
2011-257T01:21
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (153P)
Outbound 25960.0 km flyby, speed = 8.2 km/s, phase = 152°
Wed, Sep 14, 2011
2011-257T03:53
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (153T)
Outbound 23347.4 km flyby, speed = 7.7 km/s, phase = 53°
Thu, Sep 15, 2011
2011-258T00:57
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 14.428 Saturn radii (870433 km)
Fri, Sep 16, 2011
2011-259T13:23
Nontargeted flyby of Hyperion (153H)
Outbound 58015.2 km flyby, speed = 4.8 km/s, phase = 84°
Thu, Sep 22, 2011
2011-265T19:59
Apoapsis Rev 154
period = 17.7 days, inclination = 0.3°, r = 40.259 Saturn radii, phase = 50°
Wed, Sep 28, 2011
2011-271T03:23
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (154T)
Inbound 679811.8 km flyby, speed = 3.7 km/s, phase = 43°
Fri, Sep 30, 2011
2011-273T17:18
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (154T)
Inbound 835936.0 km flyby, speed = 3.1 km/s, phase = 12°
Sat, Oct 1, 2011
2011-274T12:21
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.646 Saturn radii (280296 km)
Sat, Oct 1, 2011
2011-274T13:52
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (154EN [E14])
Inbound 99.0 km flyby, speed = 7.4 km/s, phase = 102°
Sat, Oct 1, 2011
2011-274T16:53
Periapsis Rev 154
R = 3.250 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 130°
Sat, Oct 1, 2011
2011-274T17:31
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (154E)
Outbound 67941.4 km flyby, speed = 4.2 km/s, phase = 81°
Sat, Oct 1, 2011
2011-274T21:46
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (154C)
Outbound 124815.0 km flyby, speed = 13.3 km/s, phase = 136°
Sun, Oct 2, 2011
2011-275T04:28
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 8.235 Saturn radii (496809 km)
Mon, Oct 10, 2011
2011-283T14:41
Apoapsis Rev 155
period = 17.8 days, inclination = 0.2°, r = 40.357 Saturn radii, phase = 50°
Tue, Oct 11, 2011
2011-284T11:32
Begin solar conjunction
Sun, Oct 16, 2011
2011-289T03:32
End solar conjunction
Wed, Oct 19, 2011
2011-292T07:36
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (155T)
Inbound 25567.3 km flyby, speed = 7.5 km/s, phase = 53°
Wed, Oct 19, 2011
2011-292T07:40
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.740 Saturn radii (285949 km)
Wed, Oct 19, 2011
2011-292T09:22
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (155EN [E15])
Inbound 1231.3 km flyby, speed = 7.5 km/s, phase = 118°
Wed, Oct 19, 2011
2011-292T12:24
Periapsis Rev 155
R = 3.259 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 130°
Wed, Oct 19, 2011
2011-292T23:57
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 8.216 Saturn radii (495696 km)
Fri, Oct 28, 2011
2011-301T10:11
Apoapsis Rev 156
period = 17.8 days, inclination = 0.2°, r = 40.358 Saturn radii, phase = 50°
Sun, Nov 6, 2011
2011-310T03:13
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.757 Saturn radii (287009 km)
Sun, Nov 6, 2011
2011-310T04:59
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (156EN [E16])
Inbound 495.9 km flyby, speed = 7.4 km/s, phase = 74°
Sun, Nov 6, 2011
2011-310T06:37
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (156M)
Inbound 19396.3 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 107°
Sun, Nov 6, 2011
2011-310T07:58
Periapsis Rev 156
R = 3.260 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 130°
Sun, Nov 6, 2011
2011-310T08:58
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (156P)
Outbound 76388.1 km flyby, speed = 3.2 km/s, phase = 81°
Sun, Nov 6, 2011
2011-310T10:00
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (156C)
Outbound 86245.9 km flyby, speed = 6.9 km/s, phase = 55°
Sun, Nov 6, 2011
2011-310T19:21
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 8.130 Saturn radii (490501 km)
Tue, Nov 15, 2011
2011-319T06:13
Apoapsis Rev 157
period = 17.9 days, inclination = 0.2°, r = 40.424 Saturn radii, phase = 50°
Wed, Nov 23, 2011
2011-327T21:05
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (157H)
Inbound 103260.9 km flyby, speed = 11.4 km/s, phase = 134°
Wed, Nov 23, 2011
2011-327T22:46
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 5.261 Saturn radii (317367 km)
Thu, Nov 24, 2011
2011-328T03:03
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (157E)
Inbound 34523.9 km flyby, speed = 6.2 km/s, phase = 52°
Thu, Nov 24, 2011
2011-328T04:32
Periapsis Rev 157
R = 3.255 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 130°
Thu, Nov 24, 2011
2011-328T04:44
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (157E)
Outbound 51245.5 km flyby, speed = 3.5 km/s, phase = 103°
Thu, Nov 24, 2011
2011-328T13:39
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 6.999 Saturn radii (422229 km)
Thu, Nov 24, 2011
2011-328T15:00
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (157T)
Outbound 863144.4 km flyby, speed = 6.1 km/s, phase = 97°
Sun, Nov 27, 2011
2011-331T23:52
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (157T)
Outbound 748417.8 km flyby, speed = 3.8 km/s, phase = 52°
Sat, Dec 3, 2011
2011-337T03:13
Apoapsis Rev 158
period = 17.9 days, inclination = 0.2°, r = 40.497 Saturn radii, phase = 49°
Sun, Dec 11, 2011
2011-345T20:16
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 5.253 Saturn radii (316898 km)
Mon, Dec 12, 2011
2011-346T00:26
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (158C)
Inbound 91788.6 km flyby, speed = 7.1 km/s, phase = 42°
Mon, Dec 12, 2011
2011-346T02:00
Periapsis Rev 158
R = 3.241 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 131°
Mon, Dec 12, 2011
2011-346T04:27
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (158E)
Outbound 19906.9 km flyby, speed = 6.5 km/s, phase = 41°
Mon, Dec 12, 2011
2011-346T07:05
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (158T)
Outbound 60600.1 km flyby, speed = 10.8 km/s, phase = 139°
Mon, Dec 12, 2011
2011-346T09:39
TARGETED FLYBY OF DIONE (158DI (dt) [D3])
Outbound 98.8 km flyby, speed = 8.7 km/s, phase = 49°
Mon, Dec 12, 2011
2011-346T11:08
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 7.003 Saturn radii (422498 km)
Tue, Dec 13, 2011
2011-347T20:11
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (158TI (dt) [T79])
Outbound 3585.8 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 100°
Wed, Dec 14, 2011
2011-348T14:19
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 24.962 Saturn radii (1505971 km)
Fri, Dec 23, 2011
2011-357T19:14
Apoapsis Rev 159
period = 23.5 days, inclination = 0.9°, r = 48.124 Saturn radii, phase = 58°
Mon, Jan 2, 2012
2012-002T15:14
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (159TI [T80])
Inbound 29415.3 km flyby, speed = 5.5 km/s, phase = 76°
Tue, Jan 3, 2012
2012-003T22:03
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 9.664 Saturn radii (583020 km)
Wed, Jan 4, 2012
2012-004T05:38
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (159H)
Inbound 42189.5 km flyby, speed = 8.1 km/s, phase = 112°
Wed, Jan 4, 2012
2012-004T11:17
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (159M)
Inbound 103422.5 km flyby, speed = 2.0 km/s, phase = 161°
Wed, Jan 4, 2012
2012-004T12:21
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (159J)
Inbound 117848.9 km flyby, speed = 0.2 km/s, phase = 135°
Wed, Jan 4, 2012
2012-004T13:03
Periapsis Rev 159
R = 4.419 Saturn radii, lat = 2°, phase = 123°
Wed, Jan 4, 2012
2012-004T21:50
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 6.967 Saturn radii (420300 km)
Mon, Jan 16, 2012
2012-016T15:47
Apoapsis Rev 160
period = 24.2 days, inclination = 1.6°, r = 49.116 Saturn radii, phase = 57°
Sat, Jan 28, 2012
2012-028T03:21
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 9.736 Saturn radii (587361 km)
Sat, Jan 28, 2012
2012-028T18:30
Periapsis Rev 160
R = 4.418 Saturn radii, lat = 2°, phase = 124°
Sun, Jan 29, 2012
2012-029T03:12
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 6.927 Saturn radii (417913 km)
Mon, Jan 30, 2012
2012-030T13:40
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (160TI [T81])
Outbound 31130.6 km flyby, speed = 5.4 km/s, phase = 96°
Thu, Feb 9, 2012
2012-040T12:16
Apoapsis Rev 161
period = 23.5 days, inclination = 1.4°, r = 48.111 Saturn radii, phase = 55°
Fri, Feb 17, 2012
2012-048T06:28
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 32.577 Saturn radii (1965397 km)
Sun, Feb 19, 2012
2012-050T08:43
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (161TI [T82])
Inbound 3803.3 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 143°
Mon, Feb 20, 2012
2012-051T22:33
Nontargeted flyby of Polydeuces (161P)
Inbound 90801.7 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 59°
Tue, Feb 21, 2012
2012-052T01:14
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (161T)
Inbound 55033.0 km flyby, speed = 6.6 km/s, phase = 64°
Tue, Feb 21, 2012
2012-052T01:37
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.275 Saturn radii (257924 km)
Tue, Feb 21, 2012
2012-052T02:01
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (161E)
Inbound 46662.4 km flyby, speed = 10.1 km/s, phase = 100°
Tue, Feb 21, 2012
2012-052T02:55
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (161P)
Inbound 69233.1 km flyby, speed = 11.0 km/s, phase = 92°
Tue, Feb 21, 2012
2012-052T05:23
Periapsis Rev 161
R = 3.231 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 117°
Tue, Feb 21, 2012
2012-052T05:51
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (161P)
Outbound 60405.6 km flyby, speed = 2.9 km/s, phase = 87°
Tue, Feb 21, 2012
2012-052T11:10
Nontargeted flyby of Dione (161D)
Outbound 119728.2 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 74°
Tue, Feb 21, 2012
2012-052T17:16
Nontargeted flyby of Rhea (161R)
Outbound 100496.1 km flyby, speed = 9.9 km/s, phase = 104°
Tue, Feb 21, 2012
2012-052T20:25
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 9.890 Saturn radii (596653 km)
Thu, Mar 1, 2012
2012-061T03:51
Apoapsis Rev 162
period = 17.9 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 40.464 Saturn radii, phase = 63°
Tue, Mar 6, 2012
2012-066T07:50
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (162T)
Inbound 717787.0 km flyby, speed = 3.7 km/s, phase = 56°
Thu, Mar 8, 2012
2012-068T01:31
Nontargeted flyby of Hyperion (162H)
Inbound 104046.1 km flyby, speed = 5.5 km/s, phase = 148°
Fri, Mar 9, 2012
2012-069T10:14
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (162T)
Inbound 864011.9 km flyby, speed = 4.5 km/s, phase = 16°
Fri, Mar 9, 2012
2012-069T18:49
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (162H)
Inbound 109822.0 km flyby, speed = 11.6 km/s, phase = 121°
Fri, Mar 9, 2012
2012-069T22:24
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.307 Saturn radii (259870 km)
Fri, Mar 9, 2012
2012-069T23:22
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (162E)
Inbound 9176.4 km flyby, speed = 7.0 km/s, phase = 75°
Sat, Mar 10, 2012
2012-070T02:13
Periapsis Rev 162
R = 3.245 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 117°
Sat, Mar 10, 2012
2012-070T02:30
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (162P)
Outbound 58008.9 km flyby, speed = 2.5 km/s, phase = 102°
Sat, Mar 10, 2012
2012-070T03:29
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (162E)
Outbound 111449.1 km flyby, speed = 6.9 km/s, phase = 49°
Sat, Mar 10, 2012
2012-070T06:36
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (162C)
Outbound 47336.0 km flyby, speed = 6.8 km/s, phase = 63°
Sat, Mar 10, 2012
2012-070T15:03
Nontargeted flyby of Rhea (162R)
Outbound 41857.9 km flyby, speed = 7.5 km/s, phase = 73°
Sat, Mar 10, 2012
2012-070T17:12
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 9.859 Saturn radii (594796 km)
Sun, Mar 18, 2012
2012-078T23:55
Apoapsis Rev 163
period = 17.8 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 40.349 Saturn radii, phase = 62°
Tue, Mar 27, 2012
2012-087T15:54
Nontargeted flyby of Polydeuces (163P)
Inbound 118111.7 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 53°
Tue, Mar 27, 2012
2012-087T17:40
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.330 Saturn radii (261225 km)
Tue, Mar 27, 2012
2012-087T18:30
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (163EN [E17])
Inbound 74.0 km flyby, speed = 7.5 km/s, phase = 105°
Tue, Mar 27, 2012
2012-087T21:01
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (163P)
Inbound 62927.3 km flyby, speed = 2.5 km/s, phase = 145°
Tue, Mar 27, 2012
2012-087T21:32
Periapsis Rev 163
R = 3.253 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 118°
Tue, Mar 27, 2012
2012-087T21:34
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (163J)
Outbound 43863.0 km flyby, speed = 3.2 km/s, phase = 116°
Wed, Mar 28, 2012
2012-088T05:07
Nontargeted flyby of Dione (163D)
Outbound 43996.5 km flyby, speed = 7.5 km/s, phase = 64°
Wed, Mar 28, 2012
2012-088T12:09
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 9.686 Saturn radii (584362 km)
Thu, Apr 5, 2012
2012-096T19:17
Apoapsis Rev 164
period = 17.8 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 40.361 Saturn radii, phase = 62°
Sat, Apr 14, 2012
2012-105T09:37
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (164H)
Inbound 104847.6 km flyby, speed = 11.5 km/s, phase = 121°
Sat, Apr 14, 2012
2012-105T12:44
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (164C)
Inbound 48733.3 km flyby, speed = 6.7 km/s, phase = 62°
Sat, Apr 14, 2012
2012-105T13:08
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.357 Saturn radii (262836 km)
Sat, Apr 14, 2012
2012-105T14:02
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (164EN [E18])
Inbound 74.0 km flyby, speed = 7.5 km/s, phase = 104°
Sat, Apr 14, 2012
2012-105T15:15
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (164P)
Inbound 97643.9 km flyby, speed = 2.4 km/s, phase = 166°
Sat, Apr 14, 2012
2012-105T15:43
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (164P)
Inbound 87214.5 km flyby, speed = 3.3 km/s, phase = 167°
Sat, Apr 14, 2012
2012-105T17:03
Periapsis Rev 164
R = 3.253 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 118°
Sat, Apr 14, 2012
2012-105T18:44
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (164T)
Outbound 995031.5 km flyby, speed = 12.5 km/s, phase = 78°
Sat, Apr 14, 2012
2012-105T22:06
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (164T)
Outbound 9053.2 km flyby, speed = 8.7 km/s, phase = 126°
Sun, Apr 15, 2012
2012-106T07:14
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 9.484 Saturn radii (572151 km)
Mon, Apr 16, 2012
2012-107T21:30
Nontargeted flyby of Hyperion (164H)
Outbound 123213.3 km flyby, speed = 5.7 km/s, phase = 87°
Mon, Apr 23, 2012
2012-114T14:46
Apoapsis Rev 165
period = 17.8 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 40.363 Saturn radii, phase = 62°
Wed, May 2, 2012
2012-123T06:55
Nontargeted flyby of Polydeuces (165P)
Inbound 117991.3 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 53°
Wed, May 2, 2012
2012-123T08:38
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.358 Saturn radii (262920 km)
Wed, May 2, 2012
2012-123T09:31
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (165EN [E19])
Inbound 73.6 km flyby, speed = 7.5 km/s, phase = 100°
Wed, May 2, 2012
2012-123T12:34
Periapsis Rev 165
R = 3.245 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 118°
Wed, May 2, 2012
2012-123T13:54
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (165A)
Outbound 84768.8 km flyby, speed = 2.5 km/s, phase = 65°
Wed, May 2, 2012
2012-123T20:13
Nontargeted flyby of Dione (165D)
Outbound 8056.6 km flyby, speed = 8.5 km/s, phase = 65°
Thu, May 3, 2012
2012-124T01:17
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (165T)
Outbound 834424.8 km flyby, speed = 5.2 km/s, phase = 111°
Thu, May 3, 2012
2012-124T02:41
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 9.456 Saturn radii (570476 km)
Sun, May 6, 2012
2012-127T03:41
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (165T)
Outbound 699944.6 km flyby, speed = 3.7 km/s, phase = 65°
Fri, May 11, 2012
2012-132T09:28
Apoapsis Rev 166
period = 17.8 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 40.266 Saturn radii, phase = 62°
Sat, May 19, 2012
2012-140T19:21
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 8.001 Saturn radii (482721 km)
Sun, May 20, 2012
2012-141T02:15
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (166T)
Inbound 53806.2 km flyby, speed = 6.6 km/s, phase = 62°
Sun, May 20, 2012
2012-141T03:03
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (166E)
Inbound 70345.7 km flyby, speed = 11.4 km/s, phase = 102°
Sun, May 20, 2012
2012-141T03:58
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (166D)
Inbound 115193.7 km flyby, speed = 1.4 km/s, phase = 161°
Sun, May 20, 2012
2012-141T04:33
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (166P)
Inbound 100901.9 km flyby, speed = 2.6 km/s, phase = 164°
Sun, May 20, 2012
2012-141T06:03
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (166P)
Inbound 63573.8 km flyby, speed = 2.2 km/s, phase = 137°
Sun, May 20, 2012
2012-141T06:26
Periapsis Rev 166
R = 3.222 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 119°
Sun, May 20, 2012
2012-141T06:57
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (166M)
Outbound 1861.4 km flyby, speed = 5.1 km/s, phase = 126°
Sun, May 20, 2012
2012-141T08:04
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (166M)
Outbound 113329.5 km flyby, speed = 13.7 km/s, phase = 148°
Sun, May 20, 2012
2012-141T08:57
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (166P)
Outbound 75149.6 km flyby, speed = 11.3 km/s, phase = 142°
Sun, May 20, 2012
2012-141T11:11
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 4.737 Saturn radii (285798 km)
Sun, May 20, 2012
2012-141T11:31
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (166T)
Outbound 10989.4 km flyby, speed = 8.9 km/s, phase = 128°


XXM: Inclined Phase 1

May 22, 2012, to March 16, 2015

This longest phase of the XXM covers nearly three years, with much of that time spent in orbits inclined more than 40 degrees. At first, apoapsis is high over Saturn's southern (winter) latitudes and the unlit side of the rings, but on December 1, 2013, a targeted flyby of Titan shifts the apoapsis to be over the nothern (summer) latitudes and the lit side of the rings, where it will remain until the March 16, 2015 flyby. Only one targeted encounter, with Rhea in March 2013, is planned for these three years, but there are 27 Titan flybys.

Tue, May 22, 2012
2012-143T01:10
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (166TI [T83])
Outbound 955.0 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 71°
Tue, May 22, 2012
2012-143T03:58
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.854 Saturn radii (1258148 km)
Mon, May 28, 2012
2012-149T05:16
Apoapsis Rev 167
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 15.8°, r = 37.437 Saturn radii, phase = 61°
Tue, Jun 5, 2012
2012-157T02:32
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (167P)
Inbound 74736.0 km flyby, speed = 12.1 km/s, phase = 93°
Tue, Jun 5, 2012
2012-157T03:01
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (167P)
Inbound 99968.1 km flyby, speed = 5.7 km/s, phase = 161°
Tue, Jun 5, 2012
2012-157T03:22
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 3.315 Saturn radii (199981 km)
Tue, Jun 5, 2012
2012-157T04:22
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (167P)
Inbound 49932.7 km flyby, speed = 5.5 km/s, phase = 126°
Tue, Jun 5, 2012
2012-157T04:53
Periapsis Rev 167
R = 3.097 Saturn radii, lat = 8°, phase = 119°
Tue, Jun 5, 2012
2012-157T05:08
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (167M)
Outbound 43563.2 km flyby, speed = 7.2 km/s, phase = 114°
Tue, Jun 5, 2012
2012-157T05:13
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (167D)
Outbound 75876.1 km flyby, speed = 7.1 km/s, phase = 74°
Tue, Jun 5, 2012
2012-157T05:35
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (167A)
Outbound 100455.4 km flyby, speed = 8.7 km/s, phase = 60°
Thu, Jun 7, 2012
2012-159T00:07
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (167TI [T84])
Outbound 959.0 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 75°
Thu, Jun 7, 2012
2012-159T01:30
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.453 Saturn radii (1233929 km)
Sun, Jun 17, 2012
2012-169T01:46
Apoapsis Rev 168
period = 23.9 days, inclination = 21.1°, r = 47.978 Saturn radii, phase = 76°
Wed, Jun 27, 2012
2012-179T06:58
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (168T)
Inbound 458662.0 km flyby, speed = 5.6 km/s, phase = 97°
Thu, Jun 28, 2012
2012-180T19:22
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 5.879 Saturn radii (354709 km)
Thu, Jun 28, 2012
2012-180T21:09
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (168T)
Inbound 68479.7 km flyby, speed = 7.7 km/s, phase = 80°
Fri, Jun 29, 2012
2012-181T00:27
Periapsis Rev 168
R = 5.063 Saturn radii, lat = 15°, phase = 104°
Sat, Jun 30, 2012
2012-182T23:34
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.670 Saturn radii (1247036 km)
Tue, Jul 10, 2012
2012-192T23:45
Apoapsis Rev 169
period = 24.0 days, inclination = 21.2°, r = 48.049 Saturn radii, phase = 76°
Sun, Jul 22, 2012
2012-204T17:56
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 5.888 Saturn radii (355203 km)
Sun, Jul 22, 2012
2012-204T21:21
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (169H)
Inbound 110973.6 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 91°
Sun, Jul 22, 2012
2012-204T23:03
Periapsis Rev 169
R = 5.062 Saturn radii, lat = 15°, phase = 104°
Tue, Jul 24, 2012
2012-206T20:03
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (169TI [T85])
Outbound 1012.0 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 58°
Tue, Jul 24, 2012
2012-206T21:04
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.359 Saturn radii (1228270 km)
Thu, Aug 2, 2012
2012-215T10:52
Apoapsis Rev 170
period = 21.2 days, inclination = 32.2°, r = 43.265 Saturn radii, phase = 78°
Sun, Aug 12, 2012
2012-225T18:56
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 6.747 Saturn radii (407018 km)
Sun, Aug 12, 2012
2012-225T21:46
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (170T)
Inbound 92919.3 km flyby, speed = 7.9 km/s, phase = 102°
Mon, Aug 13, 2012
2012-226T01:32
Periapsis Rev 170
R = 5.746 Saturn radii, lat = 24°, phase = 103°
Wed, Aug 15, 2012
2012-228T02:30
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.423 Saturn radii (1232144 km)
Thu, Aug 23, 2012
2012-236T16:39
Apoapsis Rev 171
period = 21.3 days, inclination = 32.2°, r = 43.311 Saturn radii, phase = 77°
Sun, Sep 2, 2012
2012-246T19:44
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (171T)
Inbound 784735.3 km flyby, speed = 7.2 km/s, phase = 39°
Mon, Sep 3, 2012
2012-247T01:01
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 6.764 Saturn radii (408048 km)
Mon, Sep 3, 2012
2012-247T07:39
Periapsis Rev 171
R = 5.758 Saturn radii, lat = 24°, phase = 103°
Wed, Sep 5, 2012
2012-249T08:40
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.431 Saturn radii (1232595 km)
Thu, Sep 13, 2012
2012-257T23:17
Apoapsis Rev 172
period = 21.3 days, inclination = 32.2°, r = 43.383 Saturn radii, phase = 77°
Mon, Sep 24, 2012
2012-268T08:20
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 6.764 Saturn radii (408087 km)
Mon, Sep 24, 2012
2012-268T14:59
Periapsis Rev 172
R = 5.753 Saturn radii, lat = 24°, phase = 103°
Wed, Sep 26, 2012
2012-270T14:36
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (172TI [T86])
Outbound 956.0 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 47°
Wed, Sep 26, 2012
2012-270T15:19
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.262 Saturn radii (1222379 km)
Sat, Oct 6, 2012
2012-280T10:19
Apoapsis Rev 173
period = 23.9 days, inclination = 39.0°, r = 45.164 Saturn radii, phase = 88°
Wed, Oct 17, 2012
2012-291T18:42
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 10.018 Saturn radii (604386 km)
Thu, Oct 18, 2012
2012-292T09:02
Periapsis Rev 173
R = 7.869 Saturn radii, lat = 34°, phase = 92°
Sat, Oct 20, 2012
2012-294T12:36
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.240 Saturn radii (1221089 km)
Mon, Oct 22, 2012
2012-296T23:22
Begin solar conjunction
Sat, Oct 27, 2012
2012-301T16:24
End solar conjunction
Tue, Oct 30, 2012
2012-304T08:17
Apoapsis Rev 174
period = 24.0 days, inclination = 39.0°, r = 45.234 Saturn radii, phase = 88°
Sat, Nov 10, 2012
2012-315T17:08
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 10.028 Saturn radii (604980 km)
Sun, Nov 11, 2012
2012-316T07:30
Periapsis Rev 174
R = 7.870 Saturn radii, lat = 34°, phase = 92°
Tue, Nov 13, 2012
2012-318T10:22
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (174TI [T87])
Outbound 973.0 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 68°
Tue, Nov 13, 2012
2012-318T10:49
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.184 Saturn radii (1217729 km)
Mon, Nov 19, 2012
2012-324T02:54
Apoapsis Rev 175
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 46.3°, r = 33.619 Saturn radii, phase = 75°
Mon, Nov 26, 2012
2012-331T17:24
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 7.978 Saturn radii (481300 km)
Tue, Nov 27, 2012
2012-332T02:15
Periapsis Rev 175
R = 6.894 Saturn radii, lat = 33°, phase = 105°
Thu, Nov 29, 2012
2012-334T08:57
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (175TI [T88])
Outbound 1014.0 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 44°
Thu, Nov 29, 2012
2012-334T09:25
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.179 Saturn radii (1217419 km)
Mon, Dec 3, 2012
2012-338T10:59
Apoapsis Rev 176
period = 13.3 days, inclination = 53.0°, r = 28.413 Saturn radii, phase = 70°
Sun, Dec 9, 2012
2012-344T17:12
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 8.315 Saturn radii (501614 km)
Sun, Dec 9, 2012
2012-344T23:16
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (176T)
Inbound 906843.9 km flyby, speed = 8.1 km/s, phase = 85°
Mon, Dec 10, 2012
2012-345T02:16
Periapsis Rev 176
R = 7.427 Saturn radii, lat = 34°, phase = 110°
Wed, Dec 12, 2012
2012-347T15:52
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.174 Saturn radii (1217092 km)
Sat, Dec 15, 2012
2012-350T13:50
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (176T)
Outbound 899662.9 km flyby, speed = 4.6 km/s, phase = 103°
Sun, Dec 16, 2012
2012-351T17:23
Apoapsis Rev 177
period = 13.3 days, inclination = 53.0°, r = 28.405 Saturn radii, phase = 70°
Sat, Dec 22, 2012
2012-357T17:28
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (177T)
Inbound 714542.9 km flyby, speed = 8.1 km/s, phase = 31°
Sat, Dec 22, 2012
2012-357T23:07
Nontargeted flyby of Rhea (177R)
Inbound 22876.9 km flyby, speed = 9.1 km/s, phase = 43°
Sat, Dec 22, 2012
2012-357T23:29
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 8.307 Saturn radii (501165 km)
Sun, Dec 23, 2012
2012-358T08:30
Periapsis Rev 177
R = 7.424 Saturn radii, lat = 34°, phase = 110°
Tue, Dec 25, 2012
2012-360T22:14
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.196 Saturn radii (1218449 km)
Sat, Dec 29, 2012
2012-364T23:50
Apoapsis Rev 178
period = 13.3 days, inclination = 53.0°, r = 28.423 Saturn radii, phase = 70°
Sat, Jan 5, 2013
2013-005T06:08
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 8.317 Saturn radii (501767 km)
Sat, Jan 5, 2013
2013-005T15:10
Periapsis Rev 178
R = 7.432 Saturn radii, lat = 34°, phase = 111°
Tue, Jan 8, 2013
2013-008T04:57
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.208 Saturn radii (1219120 km)
Sat, Jan 12, 2013
2013-012T06:43
Apoapsis Rev 179
period = 13.3 days, inclination = 53.0°, r = 28.445 Saturn radii, phase = 69°
Fri, Jan 18, 2013
2013-018T13:13
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 8.327 Saturn radii (502388 km)
Fri, Jan 18, 2013
2013-018T22:16
Periapsis Rev 179
R = 7.441 Saturn radii, lat = 34°, phase = 111°
Mon, Jan 21, 2013
2013-021T12:07
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.220 Saturn radii (1219845 km)
Fri, Jan 25, 2013
2013-025T13:55
Apoapsis Rev 180
period = 13.3 days, inclination = 53.0°, r = 28.455 Saturn radii, phase = 69°
Thu, Jan 31, 2013
2013-031T20:29
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 8.324 Saturn radii (502211 km)
Fri, Feb 1, 2013
2013-032T05:32
Periapsis Rev 180
R = 7.439 Saturn radii, lat = 34°, phase = 111°
Sun, Feb 3, 2013
2013-034T19:24
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.227 Saturn radii (1220305 km)
Thu, Feb 7, 2013
2013-038T21:12
Apoapsis Rev 181
period = 13.3 days, inclination = 53.0°, r = 28.462 Saturn radii, phase = 69°
Thu, Feb 14, 2013
2013-045T03:47
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 8.313 Saturn radii (501527 km)
Thu, Feb 14, 2013
2013-045T12:50
Periapsis Rev 181
R = 7.426 Saturn radii, lat = 34°, phase = 111°
Sun, Feb 17, 2013
2013-048T01:57
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (181TI [T89])
Outbound 1978.2 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 35°
Sun, Feb 17, 2013
2013-048T02:23
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.171 Saturn radii (1216904 km)
Wed, Feb 20, 2013
2013-051T05:02
Apoapsis Rev 182
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 57.1°, r = 25.388 Saturn radii, phase = 64°
Mon, Feb 25, 2013
2013-056T17:27
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (182T)
Inbound 707385.3 km flyby, speed = 8.4 km/s, phase = 41°
Mon, Feb 25, 2013
2013-056T19:13
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 8.753 Saturn radii (528091 km)
Tue, Feb 26, 2013
2013-057T04:27
Periapsis Rev 182
R = 8.040 Saturn radii, lat = 33°, phase = 116°
Fri, Mar 1, 2013
2013-060T01:20
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.203 Saturn radii (1218827 km)
Mon, Mar 4, 2013
2013-063T04:02
Apoapsis Rev 183
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 57.1°, r = 25.408 Saturn radii, phase = 64°
Sat, Mar 9, 2013
2013-068T18:17
TARGETED FLYBY OF RHEA (183RH [R4])
Inbound 997.2 km flyby, speed = 9.3 km/s, phase = 138°
Sat, Mar 9, 2013
2013-068T18:22
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 8.756 Saturn radii (528256 km)
Sun, Mar 10, 2013
2013-069T03:40
Periapsis Rev 183
R = 8.032 Saturn radii, lat = 33°, phase = 116°
Wed, Mar 13, 2013
2013-072T00:04
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.133 Saturn radii (1214639 km)
Sat, Mar 16, 2013
2013-075T03:13
Apoapsis Rev 184
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 57.0°, r = 25.405 Saturn radii, phase = 64°
Thu, Mar 21, 2013
2013-080T17:27
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 8.762 Saturn radii (528607 km)
Fri, Mar 22, 2013
2013-081T02:46
Periapsis Rev 184
R = 8.037 Saturn radii, lat = 33°, phase = 116°
Sun, Mar 24, 2013
2013-083T23:12
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.137 Saturn radii (1214871 km)
Thu, Mar 28, 2013
2013-087T02:17
Apoapsis Rev 185
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 57.0°, r = 25.401 Saturn radii, phase = 64°
Tue, Apr 2, 2013
2013-092T16:28
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 8.750 Saturn radii (527899 km)
Wed, Apr 3, 2013
2013-093T01:46
Periapsis Rev 185
R = 8.025 Saturn radii, lat = 33°, phase = 116°
Fri, Apr 5, 2013
2013-095T21:44
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (185TI [T90])
Outbound 1400.0 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 69°
Fri, Apr 5, 2013
2013-095T21:58
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.107 Saturn radii (1213040 km)
Sun, Apr 7, 2013
2013-097T17:49
Apoapsis Rev 186
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 61.7°, r = 22.565 Saturn radii, phase = 48°
Fri, Apr 12, 2013
2013-102T03:48
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (186T)
Inbound 939360.9 km flyby, speed = 10.1 km/s, phase = 50°
Fri, Apr 12, 2013
2013-102T07:45
Nontargeted flyby of Polydeuces (186P)
Inbound 115478.1 km flyby, speed = 11.5 km/s, phase = 126°
Fri, Apr 12, 2013
2013-102T08:52
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 6.462 Saturn radii (389845 km)
Fri, Apr 12, 2013
2013-102T12:35
Periapsis Rev 186
R = 6.244 Saturn radii, lat = 22°, phase = 132°
Mon, Apr 15, 2013
2013-105T11:28
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.116 Saturn radii (1213572 km)
Wed, Apr 17, 2013
2013-107T07:26
Apoapsis Rev 187
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 61.7°, r = 22.575 Saturn radii, phase = 48°
Sun, Apr 21, 2013
2013-111T22:34
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 6.467 Saturn radii (390137 km)
Mon, Apr 22, 2013
2013-112T02:17
Periapsis Rev 187
R = 6.248 Saturn radii, lat = 22°, phase = 132°
Thu, Apr 25, 2013
2013-115T01:13
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.120 Saturn radii (1213815 km)
Fri, Apr 26, 2013
2013-116T21:08
Apoapsis Rev 188
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 61.7°, r = 22.574 Saturn radii, phase = 48°
Wed, May 1, 2013
2013-121T12:16
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 6.463 Saturn radii (389894 km)
Wed, May 1, 2013
2013-121T13:43
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (188T)
Inbound 900101.7 km flyby, speed = 10.7 km/s, phase = 59°
Wed, May 1, 2013
2013-121T15:59
Periapsis Rev 188
R = 6.244 Saturn radii, lat = 22°, phase = 132°
Sat, May 4, 2013
2013-124T14:54
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.119 Saturn radii (1213785 km)
Mon, May 6, 2013
2013-126T10:49
Apoapsis Rev 189
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 61.7°, r = 22.575 Saturn radii, phase = 48°
Tue, May 7, 2013
2013-127T16:25
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (189T)
Inbound 908116.2 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 127°
Sat, May 11, 2013
2013-131T01:55
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 6.459 Saturn radii (389665 km)
Sat, May 11, 2013
2013-131T05:37
Periapsis Rev 189
R = 6.241 Saturn radii, lat = 22°, phase = 132°
Tue, May 14, 2013
2013-134T04:33
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.125 Saturn radii (1214143 km)
Thu, May 16, 2013
2013-136T00:30
Apoapsis Rev 190
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 61.7°, r = 22.584 Saturn radii, phase = 48°
Mon, May 20, 2013
2013-140T15:40
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 6.455 Saturn radii (389440 km)
Mon, May 20, 2013
2013-140T19:22
Periapsis Rev 190
R = 6.237 Saturn radii, lat = 22°, phase = 132°
Thu, May 23, 2013
2013-143T17:33
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (190TI [T91])
Outbound 969.8 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 50°
Thu, May 23, 2013
2013-143T18:01
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.096 Saturn radii (1212365 km)
Sun, May 26, 2013
2013-146T07:38
Apoapsis Rev 191
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 59.4°, r = 23.188 Saturn radii, phase = 63°
Fri, May 31, 2013
2013-151T13:54
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (191T)
Inbound 568227.4 km flyby, speed = 7.6 km/s, phase = 27°
Fri, May 31, 2013
2013-151T17:10
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 10.980 Saturn radii (662438 km)
Sat, Jun 1, 2013
2013-152T07:01
Periapsis Rev 191
R = 10.238 Saturn radii, lat = 34°, phase = 117°
Tue, Jun 4, 2013
2013-155T16:53
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.110 Saturn radii (1213223 km)
Fri, Jun 7, 2013
2013-158T06:29
Apoapsis Rev 192
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 59.4°, r = 23.191 Saturn radii, phase = 63°
Wed, Jun 12, 2013
2013-163T16:06
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 10.986 Saturn radii (662799 km)
Thu, Jun 13, 2013
2013-164T05:58
Periapsis Rev 192
R = 10.244 Saturn radii, lat = 34°, phase = 117°
Sun, Jun 16, 2013
2013-167T15:54
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.116 Saturn radii (1213596 km)
Wed, Jun 19, 2013
2013-170T05:34
Apoapsis Rev 193
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 59.4°, r = 23.200 Saturn radii, phase = 63°
Mon, Jun 24, 2013
2013-175T15:16
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 10.990 Saturn radii (663014 km)
Tue, Jun 25, 2013
2013-176T05:09
Periapsis Rev 193
R = 10.246 Saturn radii, lat = 34°, phase = 117°
Fri, Jun 28, 2013
2013-179T15:04
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.115 Saturn radii (1213517 km)
Mon, Jul 1, 2013
2013-182T04:39
Apoapsis Rev 194
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 59.4°, r = 23.192 Saturn radii, phase = 63°
Sat, Jul 6, 2013
2013-187T14:17
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 10.976 Saturn radii (662201 km)
Sun, Jul 7, 2013
2013-188T04:09
Periapsis Rev 194
R = 10.232 Saturn radii, lat = 34°, phase = 117°
Wed, Jul 10, 2013
2013-191T13:22
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (194TI [T92])
Outbound 964.0 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 46°
Wed, Jul 10, 2013
2013-191T13:44
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.083 Saturn radii (1211591 km)
Mon, Jul 15, 2013
2013-196T06:15
Apoapsis Rev 195
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 56.7°, r = 25.136 Saturn radii, phase = 100°
Sat, Jul 20, 2013
2013-201T02:45
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (195T)
Inbound 889465.7 km flyby, speed = 6.2 km/s, phase = 111°
Sat, Jul 20, 2013
2013-201T22:04
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 18.176 Saturn radii (1096539 km)
Tue, Jul 23, 2013
2013-204T05:40
Periapsis Rev 195
R = 15.370 Saturn radii, lat = 55°, phase = 80°
Fri, Jul 26, 2013
2013-207T11:56
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (195TI [T93])
Outbound 1400.0 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 58°
Fri, Jul 26, 2013
2013-207T12:16
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.066 Saturn radii (1210559 km)
Mon, Aug 5, 2013
2013-217T16:38
Apoapsis Rev 196
period = 23.9 days, inclination = 53.4°, r = 34.602 Saturn radii, phase = 152°
Sun, Aug 11, 2013
2013-223T00:04
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 30.033 Saturn radii (1811899 km)
Sat, Aug 17, 2013
2013-229T15:35
Periapsis Rev 196
R = 18.474 Saturn radii, lat = 38°, phase = 28°
Mon, Aug 19, 2013
2013-231T09:58
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.105 Saturn radii (1212905 km)
Thu, Aug 29, 2013
2013-241T14:49
Apoapsis Rev 197
period = 23.9 days, inclination = 53.4°, r = 34.610 Saturn radii, phase = 152°
Tue, Sep 3, 2013
2013-246T22:11
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 30.063 Saturn radii (1813680 km)
Wed, Sep 4, 2013
2013-247T21:26
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (197T)
Inbound 531399.0 km flyby, speed = 4.7 km/s, phase = 126°
Tue, Sep 10, 2013
2013-253T13:48
Periapsis Rev 197
R = 18.469 Saturn radii, lat = 37°, phase = 28°
Thu, Sep 12, 2013
2013-255T07:44
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (197TI [T94])
Outbound 1400.0 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 21°
Thu, Sep 12, 2013
2013-255T08:01
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.087 Saturn radii (1211869 km)
Fri, Sep 27, 2013
2013-270T15:02
Apoapsis Rev 198
period = 31.9 days, inclination = 51.9°, r = 44.472 Saturn radii, phase = 173°
Mon, Sep 30, 2013
2013-273T19:21
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 43.208 Saturn radii (2606746 km)
Sun, Oct 13, 2013
2013-286T13:40
Periapsis Rev 198
R = 19.819 Saturn radii, lat = 14°, phase = 7°
Mon, Oct 14, 2013
2013-287T04:56
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (198TI [T95])
Outbound 961.0 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 25°
Mon, Oct 14, 2013
2013-287T05:11
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.069 Saturn radii (1210774 km)
Mon, Nov 4, 2013
2013-308T03:22
Begin solar conjunction
Tue, Nov 5, 2013
2013-309T19:00
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 64.016 Saturn radii (3862092 km)
Thu, Nov 7, 2013
2013-311T06:31
Apoapsis Rev 199
period = 47.9 days, inclination = 49.7°, r = 64.196 Saturn radii, phase = 155°
Fri, Nov 8, 2013
2013-312T20:15
End solar conjunction
Sun, Dec 1, 2013
2013-335T00:41
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (199TI [T96])
Inbound 1400.0 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 50°
Sun, Dec 1, 2013
2013-335T00:51
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.064 Saturn radii (1210434 km)
Sun, Dec 1, 2013
2013-335T22:43
Periapsis Rev 199
R = 19.523 Saturn radii, lat = -19°, phase = 46°
Fri, Dec 13, 2013
2013-347T08:40
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 42.176 Saturn radii (2544487 km)
Tue, Dec 17, 2013
2013-351T21:24
Apoapsis Rev 200
period = 31.9 days, inclination = 51.3°, r = 44.775 Saturn radii, phase = 134°
Wed, Jan 1, 2014
2014-001T22:00
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (200TI [T97])
Inbound 1400.0 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 35°
Wed, Jan 1, 2014
2014-001T22:10
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.064 Saturn radii (1210454 km)
Fri, Jan 3, 2014
2014-003T11:34
Periapsis Rev 200
R = 18.176 Saturn radii, lat = -34°, phase = 66°
Thu, Jan 9, 2014
2014-009T10:02
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (200T)
Outbound 810302.6 km flyby, speed = 4.3 km/s, phase = 169°
Sat, Jan 11, 2014
2014-011T07:04
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 37.259 Saturn radii (2247830 km)
Sun, Jan 19, 2014
2014-019T10:10
Apoapsis Rev 201
period = 31.9 days, inclination = 50.1°, r = 46.121 Saturn radii, phase = 114°
Sun, Feb 2, 2014
2014-033T19:13
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (201TI [T98])
Inbound 1235.7 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 44°
Sun, Feb 2, 2014
2014-033T19:22
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.051 Saturn radii (1209673 km)
Tue, Feb 4, 2014
2014-035T18:12
Periapsis Rev 201
R = 16.244 Saturn radii, lat = -42°, phase = 83°
Sun, Feb 9, 2014
2014-040T19:03
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 30.801 Saturn radii (1858196 km)
Mon, Feb 10, 2014
2014-041T13:05
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (201T)
Outbound 887331.3 km flyby, speed = 4.1 km/s, phase = 134°
Thu, Feb 20, 2014
2014-051T16:45
Apoapsis Rev 202
period = 31.9 days, inclination = 48.1°, r = 48.048 Saturn radii, phase = 97°
Thu, Mar 6, 2014
2014-065T16:27
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (202TI [T99])
Inbound 1500.0 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 53°
Thu, Mar 6, 2014
2014-065T16:34
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.047 Saturn radii (1209441 km)
Sat, Mar 8, 2014
2014-067T19:26
Periapsis Rev 202
R = 14.241 Saturn radii, lat = -44°, phase = 96°
Wed, Mar 12, 2014
2014-071T01:27
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 24.817 Saturn radii (1497185 km)
Mon, Mar 24, 2014
2014-083T18:02
Apoapsis Rev 203
period = 31.9 days, inclination = 45.5°, r = 50.058 Saturn radii, phase = 84°
Mon, Apr 7, 2014
2014-097T13:41
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (203TI [T100])
Inbound 963.0 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 60°
Mon, Apr 7, 2014
2014-097T13:50
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.025 Saturn radii (1208109 km)
Wed, Apr 9, 2014
2014-099T16:06
Periapsis Rev 203
R = 12.373 Saturn radii, lat = -41°, phase = 104°
Fri, Apr 11, 2014
2014-101T21:26
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.664 Saturn radii (1246644 km)
Sun, Apr 27, 2014
2014-117T13:47
Apoapsis Rev 204
period = 35.8 days, inclination = 40.7°, r = 57.089 Saturn radii, phase = 77°
Tue, May 13, 2014
2014-133T09:11
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 20.018 Saturn radii (1207686 km)
Thu, May 15, 2014
2014-135T11:30
Periapsis Rev 204
R = 12.375 Saturn radii, lat = -41°, phase = 103°
Sat, May 17, 2014
2014-137T16:12
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (204TI [T101])
Outbound 2993.8 km flyby, speed = 5.7 km/s, phase = 158°
Sat, May 17, 2014
2014-137T16:44
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.651 Saturn radii (1245845 km)
Sat, May 31, 2014
2014-151T08:37
Apoapsis Rev 205
period = 31.9 days, inclination = 44.3°, r = 50.833 Saturn radii, phase = 72°
Fri, Jun 13, 2014
2014-164T17:28
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 21.969 Saturn radii (1325403 km)
Mon, Jun 16, 2014
2014-167T07:15
Periapsis Rev 205
R = 13.470 Saturn radii, lat = -44°, phase = 108°
Wed, Jun 18, 2014
2014-169T13:28
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (205TI [T102])
Outbound 3658.6 km flyby, speed = 5.6 km/s, phase = 165°
Wed, Jun 18, 2014
2014-169T13:59
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.649 Saturn radii (1245763 km)
Wed, Jul 2, 2014
2014-183T06:52
Apoapsis Rev 206
period = 31.9 days, inclination = 46.5°, r = 49.380 Saturn radii, phase = 64°
Mon, Jul 14, 2014
2014-195T17:19
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 25.716 Saturn radii (1551426 km)
Fri, Jul 18, 2014
2014-199T05:26
Periapsis Rev 206
R = 14.921 Saturn radii, lat = -45°, phase = 116°
Sun, Jul 20, 2014
2014-201T10:41
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (206TI [T103])
Outbound 5103.2 km flyby, speed = 5.6 km/s, phase = 171°
Sun, Jul 20, 2014
2014-201T11:11
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.664 Saturn radii (1246655 km)
Sun, Aug 3, 2014
2014-215T06:57
Apoapsis Rev 207
period = 31.9 days, inclination = 48.0°, r = 48.279 Saturn radii, phase = 56°
Wed, Aug 13, 2014
2014-225T12:08
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (207T)
Inbound 959146.4 km flyby, speed = 4.2 km/s, phase = 34°
Thu, Aug 14, 2014
2014-226T18:38
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 28.972 Saturn radii (1747872 km)
Tue, Aug 19, 2014
2014-231T05:47
Periapsis Rev 207
R = 15.940 Saturn radii, lat = -44°, phase = 123°
Thu, Aug 21, 2014
2014-233T08:09
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (207TI [T104])
Outbound 964.0 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 12°
Thu, Aug 21, 2014
2014-233T08:17
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.455 Saturn radii (1234027 km)
Thu, Sep 4, 2014
2014-247T01:17
Apoapsis Rev 208
period = 31.9 days, inclination = 44.6°, r = 50.809 Saturn radii, phase = 73°
Wed, Sep 17, 2014
2014-260T08:32
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 22.263 Saturn radii (1343106 km)
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
2014-262T23:53
Periapsis Rev 208
R = 13.483 Saturn radii, lat = -44°, phase = 107°
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
2014-265T05:23
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (208TI [T105])
Outbound 1400.0 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 21°
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
2014-265T05:30
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.454 Saturn radii (1234017 km)
Sun, Oct 5, 2014
2014-278T22:43
Apoapsis Rev 209
period = 31.9 days, inclination = 40.3°, r = 52.920 Saturn radii, phase = 86°
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
2014-293T06:10
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 17.280 Saturn radii (1042512 km)
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
2014-294T21:22
Periapsis Rev 209
R = 11.387 Saturn radii, lat = -40°, phase = 94°
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
2014-297T02:41
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (209TI [T106])
Outbound 1013.0 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 31°
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
2014-297T02:51
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.488 Saturn radii (1236018 km)
Fri, Nov 14, 2014
2014-318T23:04
Apoapsis Rev 210
period = 47.8 days, inclination = 33.1°, r = 73.341 Saturn radii, phase = 88°
Sun, Nov 16, 2014
2014-320T00:04
Begin solar conjunction
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
2014-324T23:46
End solar conjunction
Sun, Dec 7, 2014
2014-341T06:38
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 17.701 Saturn radii (1067897 km)
Mon, Dec 8, 2014
2014-342T21:09
Periapsis Rev 210
R = 10.909 Saturn radii, lat = -33°, phase = 92°
Wed, Dec 10, 2014
2014-344T22:27
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (210TI [T107])
Outbound 980.0 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 56°
Wed, Dec 10, 2014
2014-344T22:35
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.503 Saturn radii (1236967 km)
Wed, Dec 24, 2014
2014-358T19:16
Apoapsis Rev 211
period = 31.9 days, inclination = 28.6°, r = 56.152 Saturn radii, phase = 107°
Fri, Jan 9, 2015
2015-009T01:16
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 10.907 Saturn radii (658010 km)
Fri, Jan 9, 2015
2015-009T17:55
Periapsis Rev 211
R = 8.152 Saturn radii, lat = -26°, phase = 72°
Sun, Jan 11, 2015
2015-011T19:49
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (211TI [T108])
Outbound 970.0 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 46°
Sun, Jan 11, 2015
2015-011T19:57
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.503 Saturn radii (1236960 km)
Sun, Jan 25, 2015
2015-025T18:42
Apoapsis Rev 212
period = 31.9 days, inclination = 19.1°, r = 57.412 Saturn radii, phase = 118°
Tue, Feb 10, 2015
2015-041T06:10
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 8.783 Saturn radii (529882 km)
Tue, Feb 10, 2015
2015-041T06:46
Nontargeted flyby of Rhea (212R)
Inbound 46943.3 km flyby, speed = 5.3 km/s, phase = 108°
Tue, Feb 10, 2015
2015-041T17:17
Periapsis Rev 212
R = 6.887 Saturn radii, lat = -16°, phase = 62°
Thu, Feb 12, 2015
2015-043T17:08
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (212TI [T109])
Outbound 1200.0 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 55°
Thu, Feb 12, 2015
2015-043T17:17
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.517 Saturn radii (1237771 km)
Thu, Feb 26, 2015
2015-057T17:15
Apoapsis Rev 213
period = 31.9 days, inclination = 8.5°, r = 58.094 Saturn radii, phase = 126°
Sat, Mar 14, 2015
2015-073T07:05
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 7.721 Saturn radii (465803 km)
Sat, Mar 14, 2015
2015-073T11:09
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (213H)
Inbound 58254.9 km flyby, speed = 5.4 km/s, phase = 80°
Sat, Mar 14, 2015
2015-073T15:28
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (213C)
Inbound 101452.2 km flyby, speed = 3.3 km/s, phase = 84°
Sat, Mar 14, 2015
2015-073T15:49
Periapsis Rev 213
R = 6.201 Saturn radii, lat = -7°, phase = 54°
Mon, Mar 16, 2015
2015-075T14:12
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.393 Saturn radii (1230297 km)


XXM: Equatorial Phase 2

March 16, 2015, to January 16, 2016

Low-inclination orbits bring the opportunity for close flybys of the icy moons, including five flybys of Titan, two of Dione (in June and August 2015), and three of Enceladus (in October and December 2015).

Mon, Mar 16, 2015
2015-075T14:30
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (213TI [T110])
Outbound 2274.5 km flyby, speed = 5.7 km/s, phase = 70°
Tue, Mar 17, 2015
2015-076T04:22
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 24.395 Saturn radii (1471745 km)
Sat, Mar 28, 2015
2015-087T16:41
Apoapsis Rev 214
period = 28.0 days, inclination = 0.3°, r = 53.437 Saturn radii, phase = 134°
Sat, Apr 11, 2015
2015-101T11:51
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 6.327 Saturn radii (381700 km)
Sat, Apr 11, 2015
2015-101T17:09
Periapsis Rev 214
R = 5.582 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 45°
Sat, Apr 11, 2015
2015-101T17:55
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (214T)
Outbound 899020.4 km flyby, speed = 8.8 km/s, phase = 132°
Sat, Apr 11, 2015
2015-101T17:58
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (214T)
Outbound 52866.6 km flyby, speed = 3.5 km/s, phase = 32°
Sat, Apr 11, 2015
2015-101T23:22
Nontargeted flyby of Dione (214D)
Outbound 110134.4 km flyby, speed = 8.0 km/s, phase = 28°
Tue, Apr 14, 2015
2015-104T08:06
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 25.078 Saturn radii (1512976 km)
Sat, Apr 25, 2015
2015-115T17:46
Apoapsis Rev 215
period = 28.1 days, inclination = 0.3°, r = 53.454 Saturn radii, phase = 135°
Thu, May 7, 2015
2015-127T22:50
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (215TI [T111])
Inbound 2721.5 km flyby, speed = 5.7 km/s, phase = 34°
Sat, May 9, 2015
2015-129T09:44
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 6.628 Saturn radii (399854 km)
Sat, May 9, 2015
2015-129T16:51
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (215A)
Inbound 92557.8 km flyby, speed = 1.6 km/s, phase = 28°
Sat, May 9, 2015
2015-129T17:24
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (215D)
Inbound 113732.3 km flyby, speed = 0.1 km/s, phase = 43°
Sat, May 9, 2015
2015-129T17:53
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (215T)
Inbound 46450.7 km flyby, speed = 5.3 km/s, phase = 126°
Sat, May 9, 2015
2015-129T18:03
Periapsis Rev 215
R = 4.113 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 55°
Sun, May 10, 2015
2015-130T01:12
Nontargeted flyby of Polydeuces (215P)
Outbound 34028.4 km flyby, speed = 6.6 km/s, phase = 130°
Sun, May 10, 2015
2015-130T06:41
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 8.551 Saturn radii (515888 km)
Tue, May 19, 2015
2015-139T04:31
Apoapsis Rev 216
period = 18.9 days, inclination = 0.3°, r = 41.198 Saturn radii, phase = 125°
Thu, May 28, 2015
2015-148T06:33
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 6.640 Saturn radii (400610 km)
Thu, May 28, 2015
2015-148T10:24
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (216T)
Inbound 942019.7 km flyby, speed = 9.3 km/s, phase = 147°
Thu, May 28, 2015
2015-148T14:09
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (216T)
Inbound 44722.4 km flyby, speed = 5.3 km/s, phase = 127°
Thu, May 28, 2015
2015-148T14:54
Periapsis Rev 216
R = 4.125 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 55°
Fri, May 29, 2015
2015-149T03:36
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 8.584 Saturn radii (517871 km)
Sun, May 31, 2015
2015-151T13:36
Nontargeted flyby of Hyperion (216H)
Outbound 34286.9 km flyby, speed = 4.3 km/s, phase = 70°
Sun, Jun 7, 2015
2015-158T01:49
Apoapsis Rev 217
period = 18.9 days, inclination = 0.3°, r = 41.261 Saturn radii, phase = 126°
Tue, Jun 16, 2015
2015-167T04:25
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 6.636 Saturn radii (400355 km)
Tue, Jun 16, 2015
2015-167T05:25
Nontargeted flyby of Polydeuces (217P)
Inbound 34757.4 km flyby, speed = 6.6 km/s, phase = 121°
Tue, Jun 16, 2015
2015-167T11:40
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (217M)
Inbound 109541.0 km flyby, speed = 5.3 km/s, phase = 26°
Tue, Jun 16, 2015
2015-167T11:56
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (217P)
Inbound 118209.3 km flyby, speed = 0.3 km/s, phase = 41°
Tue, Jun 16, 2015
2015-167T12:30
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (217A)
Inbound 111223.0 km flyby, speed = 0.0 km/s, phase = 50°
Tue, Jun 16, 2015
2015-167T12:44
Periapsis Rev 217
R = 4.124 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 54°
Tue, Jun 16, 2015
2015-167T13:38
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (217J)
Outbound 101445.9 km flyby, speed = 0.8 km/s, phase = 72°
Tue, Jun 16, 2015
2015-167T13:40
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (217T)
Outbound 44150.2 km flyby, speed = 5.3 km/s, phase = 127°
Tue, Jun 16, 2015
2015-167T18:23
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (217T)
Outbound 957886.8 km flyby, speed = 8.8 km/s, phase = 97°
Tue, Jun 16, 2015
2015-167T20:12
TARGETED FLYBY OF DIONE (217DI [D4])
Outbound 515.9 km flyby, speed = 7.3 km/s, phase = 58°
Wed, Jun 17, 2015
2015-168T00:01
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 7.952 Saturn radii (479747 km)
Thu, Jun 25, 2015
2015-176T23:56
Apoapsis Rev 218
period = 18.9 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 41.309 Saturn radii, phase = 126°
Sun, Jul 5, 2015
2015-186T01:59
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 7.051 Saturn radii (425397 km)
Sun, Jul 5, 2015
2015-186T11:14
Periapsis Rev 218
R = 4.112 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 54°
Sun, Jul 5, 2015
2015-186T11:47
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (218P)
Outbound 115975.5 km flyby, speed = 0.3 km/s, phase = 64°
Sun, Jul 5, 2015
2015-186T14:53
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (218T)
Outbound 14164.9 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 127°
Sun, Jul 5, 2015
2015-186T22:29
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 7.937 Saturn radii (478818 km)
Tue, Jul 7, 2015
2015-188T08:10
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (218TI [T112])
Outbound 10953.1 km flyby, speed = 5.6 km/s, phase = 78°
Thu, Jul 16, 2015
2015-197T08:20
Apoapsis Rev 219
period = 21.8 days, inclination = 0.5°, r = 45.173 Saturn radii, phase = 122°
Sat, Jul 25, 2015
2015-206T22:36
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (219T)
Inbound 729264.4 km flyby, speed = 9.2 km/s, phase = 31°
Sun, Jul 26, 2015
2015-207T18:05
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 8.207 Saturn radii (495128 km)
Mon, Jul 27, 2015
2015-208T00:56
Nontargeted flyby of Dione (219D)
Inbound 60520.1 km flyby, speed = 5.1 km/s, phase = 120°
Mon, Jul 27, 2015
2015-208T05:49
Periapsis Rev 219
R = 4.698 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 57°
Mon, Jul 27, 2015
2015-208T06:18
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (219E)
Outbound 111424.8 km flyby, speed = 6.7 km/s, phase = 24°
Mon, Jul 27, 2015
2015-208T19:01
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 8.815 Saturn radii (531798 km)
Fri, Aug 7, 2015
2015-219T03:41
Apoapsis Rev 220
period = 21.8 days, inclination = 0.5°, r = 45.220 Saturn radii, phase = 123°
Mon, Aug 17, 2015
2015-229T13:40
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 8.207 Saturn radii (495111 km)
Mon, Aug 17, 2015
2015-229T18:33
TARGETED FLYBY OF DIONE (220DI [D5])
Inbound 474.2 km flyby, speed = 6.4 km/s, phase = 67°
Mon, Aug 17, 2015
2015-229T21:56
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (220T)
Inbound 41892.4 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 82°
Tue, Aug 18, 2015
2015-230T01:17
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (220E)
Inbound 53164.7 km flyby, speed = 3.3 km/s, phase = 78°
Tue, Aug 18, 2015
2015-230T01:24
Periapsis Rev 220
R = 4.704 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 57°
Tue, Aug 18, 2015
2015-230T01:35
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (220M)
Outbound 89808.6 km flyby, speed = 1.6 km/s, phase = 61°
Tue, Aug 18, 2015
2015-230T01:53
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (220T)
Outbound 960424.2 km flyby, speed = 10.1 km/s, phase = 120°
Tue, Aug 18, 2015
2015-230T08:33
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (220H)
Outbound 113474.3 km flyby, speed = 9.4 km/s, phase = 46°
Tue, Aug 18, 2015
2015-230T12:44
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 8.040 Saturn radii (485036 km)
Fri, Aug 28, 2015
2015-240T23:29
Apoapsis Rev 221
period = 21.9 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 45.265 Saturn radii, phase = 123°
Tue, Sep 8, 2015
2015-251T08:03
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 8.999 Saturn radii (542901 km)
Tue, Sep 8, 2015
2015-251T14:33
Nontargeted flyby of Dione (221D)
Inbound 41945.3 km flyby, speed = 7.6 km/s, phase = 67°
Tue, Sep 8, 2015
2015-251T21:41
Periapsis Rev 221
R = 4.695 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 56°
Wed, Sep 9, 2015
2015-252T04:53
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (221H)
Outbound 82918.9 km flyby, speed = 8.6 km/s, phase = 45°
Wed, Sep 9, 2015
2015-252T09:03
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 8.048 Saturn radii (485549 km)
Thu, Sep 10, 2015
2015-253T06:21
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (221T)
Outbound 706925.7 km flyby, speed = 9.1 km/s, phase = 89°
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
2015-262T19:28
Apoapsis Rev 222
period = 21.8 days, inclination = 0.4°, r = 45.211 Saturn radii, phase = 124°
Mon, Sep 28, 2015
2015-271T21:37
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (222TI [T113])
Inbound 1035.6 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 42°
Tue, Sep 29, 2015
2015-272T22:38
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 11.042 Saturn radii (666189 km)
Wed, Sep 30, 2015
2015-273T08:41
Nontargeted flyby of Dione (222D)
Inbound 40819.6 km flyby, speed = 10.1 km/s, phase = 63°
Wed, Sep 30, 2015
2015-273T11:04
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (222C)
Inbound 43892.5 km flyby, speed = 10.8 km/s, phase = 72°
Wed, Sep 30, 2015
2015-273T14:12
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (222M)
Inbound 64790.8 km flyby, speed = 11.8 km/s, phase = 93°
Wed, Sep 30, 2015
2015-273T16:17
Periapsis Rev 222
R = 2.899 Saturn radii, lat = 1°, phase = 69°
Wed, Sep 30, 2015
2015-273T16:59
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (222T)
Outbound 117359.3 km flyby, speed = 8.5 km/s, phase = 106°
Wed, Sep 30, 2015
2015-273T17:35
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (222A)
Outbound 79790.1 km flyby, speed = 12.1 km/s, phase = 40°
Wed, Sep 30, 2015
2015-273T18:48
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.513 Saturn radii (211943 km)
Wed, Sep 30, 2015
2015-273T21:15
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (222T)
Outbound 117967.3 km flyby, speed = 13.7 km/s, phase = 68°
Thu, Oct 1, 2015
2015-274T04:26
Nontargeted flyby of Rhea (222R)
Outbound 57884.6 km flyby, speed = 9.3 km/s, phase = 85°
Wed, Oct 7, 2015
2015-280T15:12
Apoapsis Rev 223
period = 13.9 days, inclination = 0.6°, r = 34.070 Saturn radii, phase = 111°
Tue, Oct 13, 2015
2015-286T12:43
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (223T)
Inbound 826235.1 km flyby, speed = 10.1 km/s, phase = 31°
Tue, Oct 13, 2015
2015-286T23:53
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 9.499 Saturn radii (573088 km)
Wed, Oct 14, 2015
2015-287T06:50
Nontargeted flyby of Polydeuces (223P)
Inbound 115893.4 km flyby, speed = 12.3 km/s, phase = 61°
Wed, Oct 14, 2015
2015-287T10:42
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (223EN [E20])
Inbound 1838.6 km flyby, speed = 8.5 km/s, phase = 63°
Wed, Oct 14, 2015
2015-287T11:54
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (223M)
Inbound 39930.3 km flyby, speed = 9.9 km/s, phase = 89°
Wed, Oct 14, 2015
2015-287T13:44
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (223P)
Inbound 118620.6 km flyby, speed = 12.4 km/s, phase = 25°
Wed, Oct 14, 2015
2015-287T14:06
Periapsis Rev 223
R = 2.902 Saturn radii, lat = 1°, phase = 69°
Wed, Oct 14, 2015
2015-287T17:02
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.701 Saturn radii (223279 km)
Wed, Oct 14, 2015
2015-287T20:59
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (223H)
Outbound 117112.9 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 102°
Wed, Oct 21, 2015
2015-294T13:01
Apoapsis Rev 224
period = 13.9 days, inclination = 0.6°, r = 34.070 Saturn radii, phase = 111°
Tue, Oct 27, 2015
2015-300T21:22
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 9.666 Saturn radii (583148 km)
Wed, Oct 28, 2015
2015-301T04:12
Nontargeted flyby of Polydeuces (224P)
Inbound 84454.5 km flyby, speed = 7.0 km/s, phase = 116°
Wed, Oct 28, 2015
2015-301T07:18
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (224T)
Inbound 59687.5 km flyby, speed = 6.9 km/s, phase = 113°
Wed, Oct 28, 2015
2015-301T11:25
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (224D)
Inbound 73294.0 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 26°
Wed, Oct 28, 2015
2015-301T11:56
Periapsis Rev 224
R = 2.902 Saturn radii, lat = 1°, phase = 69°
Wed, Oct 28, 2015
2015-301T12:32
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (224P)
Outbound 64881.6 km flyby, speed = 4.7 km/s, phase = 116°
Wed, Oct 28, 2015
2015-301T14:49
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.684 Saturn radii (222262 km)
Wed, Oct 28, 2015
2015-301T15:23
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (224EN [E21])
Outbound 49.0 km flyby, speed = 8.5 km/s, phase = 118°
Wed, Oct 28, 2015
2015-301T19:26
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (224H)
Outbound 78771.5 km flyby, speed = 11.1 km/s, phase = 77°
Thu, Oct 29, 2015
2015-302T14:05
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (224T)
Outbound 800180.8 km flyby, speed = 10.0 km/s, phase = 112°
Wed, Nov 4, 2015
2015-308T10:43
Apoapsis Rev 225
period = 13.9 days, inclination = 0.6°, r = 34.052 Saturn radii, phase = 111°
Tue, Nov 10, 2015
2015-314T18:33
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 9.840 Saturn radii (593658 km)
Wed, Nov 11, 2015
2015-315T07:21
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (225C)
Inbound 104486.1 km flyby, speed = 7.5 km/s, phase = 122°
Wed, Nov 11, 2015
2015-315T07:22
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (225P)
Inbound 111589.1 km flyby, speed = 3.6 km/s, phase = 29°
Wed, Nov 11, 2015
2015-315T09:30
Periapsis Rev 225
R = 2.898 Saturn radii, lat = 0°, phase = 69°
Wed, Nov 11, 2015
2015-315T09:31
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (225P)
Outbound 105774.3 km flyby, speed = 12.1 km/s, phase = 118°
Wed, Nov 11, 2015
2015-315T12:19
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.652 Saturn radii (220347 km)
Wed, Nov 11, 2015
2015-315T14:42
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (225T)
Outbound 8356.2 km flyby, speed = 8.8 km/s, phase = 100°
Fri, Nov 13, 2015
2015-317T05:47
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (225TI [T114])
Outbound 11919.7 km flyby, speed = 5.5 km/s, phase = 92°
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
2015-321T11:22
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 32.289 Saturn radii (1947973 km)
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
2015-321T18:23
Apoapsis Rev 226
period = 12.7 days, inclination = 1.3°, r = 32.334 Saturn radii, phase = 114°
Mon, Nov 23, 2015
2015-327T21:57
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (226T)
Inbound 17518.7 km flyby, speed = 9.2 km/s, phase = 113°
Tue, Nov 24, 2015
2015-328T02:33
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (226A)
Inbound 105207.6 km flyby, speed = 16.6 km/s, phase = 102°
Tue, Nov 24, 2015
2015-328T02:35
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (226D)
Inbound 77501.6 km flyby, speed = 13.1 km/s, phase = 104°
Tue, Nov 24, 2015
2015-328T03:11
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.532 Saturn radii (152756 km)
Tue, Nov 24, 2015
2015-328T03:14
Periapsis Rev 226
R = 2.532 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 66°
Tue, Nov 24, 2015
2015-328T05:46
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (226M)
Outbound 37728.9 km flyby, speed = 11.6 km/s, phase = 56°
Fri, Nov 27, 2015
2015-331T06:14
Begin solar conjunction
Mon, Nov 30, 2015
2015-334T00:24
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 32.195 Saturn radii (1942327 km)
Mon, Nov 30, 2015
2015-334T05:57
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (226T)
Outbound 753131.0 km flyby, speed = 4.0 km/s, phase = 113°
Mon, Nov 30, 2015
2015-334T11:53
Apoapsis Rev 227
period = 12.7 days, inclination = 1.3°, r = 32.316 Saturn radii, phase = 114°
Wed, Dec 2, 2015
2015-336T21:06
End solar conjunction
Sun, Dec 6, 2015
2015-340T20:26
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.531 Saturn radii (152697 km)
Sun, Dec 6, 2015
2015-340T20:31
Periapsis Rev 227
R = 2.530 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 66°
Sun, Dec 6, 2015
2015-340T20:38
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (227E)
Outbound 2616.4 km flyby, speed = 5.5 km/s, phase = 65°
Sun, Dec 6, 2015
2015-340T20:55
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (227A)
Outbound 20857.1 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 47°
Sun, Dec 6, 2015
2015-340T21:02
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (227P)
Outbound 20985.7 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 46°
Sat, Dec 12, 2015
2015-346T13:28
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 32.103 Saturn radii (1936758 km)
Sun, Dec 13, 2015
2015-347T05:23
Apoapsis Rev 228
period = 12.7 days, inclination = 1.3°, r = 32.335 Saturn radii, phase = 114°
Thu, Dec 17, 2015
2015-351T13:23
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (228T)
Inbound 148668.5 km flyby, speed = 4.7 km/s, phase = 130°
Sat, Dec 19, 2015
2015-353T12:59
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (228A)
Inbound 2556.4 km flyby, speed = 6.9 km/s, phase = 84°
Sat, Dec 19, 2015
2015-353T14:00
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.570 Saturn radii (155020 km)
Sat, Dec 19, 2015
2015-353T14:09
Periapsis Rev 228
R = 2.566 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 66°
Sat, Dec 19, 2015
2015-353T17:49
TARGETED FLYBY OF ENCELADUS (228EN [E22])
Outbound 4999.0 km flyby, speed = 9.5 km/s, phase = 114°
Sat, Dec 19, 2015
2015-353T19:11
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (228C)
Outbound 91778.2 km flyby, speed = 13.4 km/s, phase = 69°
Thu, Dec 24, 2015
2015-358T21:46
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 31.864 Saturn radii (1922363 km)
Sat, Dec 26, 2015
2015-360T00:24
Apoapsis Rev 229
period = 12.9 days, inclination = 1.3°, r = 32.509 Saturn radii, phase = 114°
Thu, Dec 31, 2015
2015-365T22:31
Nontargeted flyby of Rhea (229R)
Inbound 24472.5 km flyby, speed = 9.0 km/s, phase = 42°
Fri, Jan 1, 2016
2016-001T08:59
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (229A)
Inbound 93591.0 km flyby, speed = 15.7 km/s, phase = 88°
Fri, Jan 1, 2016
2016-001T10:14
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (229P)
Inbound 97028.0 km flyby, speed = 14.7 km/s, phase = 107°
Fri, Jan 1, 2016
2016-001T10:28
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.574 Saturn radii (155316 km)
Fri, Jan 1, 2016
2016-001T10:39
Periapsis Rev 229
R = 2.569 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 66°
Fri, Jan 1, 2016
2016-001T11:27
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (229P)
Outbound 109762.0 km flyby, speed = 16.8 km/s, phase = 36°
Fri, Jan 1, 2016
2016-001T12:10
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (229M)
Outbound 27738.8 km flyby, speed = 7.1 km/s, phase = 120°
Fri, Jan 1, 2016
2016-001T15:52
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (229T)
Outbound 38857.9 km flyby, speed = 11.3 km/s, phase = 68°
Wed, Jan 6, 2016
2016-006T13:06
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 31.577 Saturn radii (1905067 km)
Thu, Jan 7, 2016
2016-007T20:49
Apoapsis Rev 230
period = 12.8 days, inclination = 1.3°, r = 32.495 Saturn radii, phase = 114°
Thu, Jan 14, 2016
2016-014T02:03
Nontargeted flyby of Calypso (230C)
Inbound 115018.0 km flyby, speed = 14.3 km/s, phase = 61°
Thu, Jan 14, 2016
2016-014T03:20
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (230E)
Inbound 72200.7 km flyby, speed = 13.4 km/s, phase = 70°
Thu, Jan 14, 2016
2016-014T06:07
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (230M)
Inbound 27558.5 km flyby, speed = 7.0 km/s, phase = 105°
Thu, Jan 14, 2016
2016-014T06:20
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (230A)
Inbound 94477.0 km flyby, speed = 14.9 km/s, phase = 103°
Thu, Jan 14, 2016
2016-014T06:45
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.573 Saturn radii (155201 km)
Thu, Jan 14, 2016
2016-014T06:58
Periapsis Rev 230
R = 2.566 Saturn radii, lat = -0°, phase = 66°
Thu, Jan 14, 2016
2016-014T07:15
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (230D)
Outbound 23057.9 km flyby, speed = 5.4 km/s, phase = 47°
Thu, Jan 14, 2016
2016-014T12:15
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (230T)
Outbound 14053.5 km flyby, speed = 9.3 km/s, phase = 115°


XXM: Inclined Phase 2

January 16 to November 29, 2016

This second set of inclined orbits will include 9 flybys of Titan as well as opportunities to probe Titan's poles and Saturn's atmosphere with occultations, watching the weather as the planet and its moons approach summer solstice. The apoapses will be over Saturn's northern (summer) latitudes and the lit face of the rings.

Sat, Jan 16, 2016
2016-016T02:21
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (230TI [T115])
Outbound 3817.4 km flyby, speed = 5.7 km/s, phase = 99°
Sun, Jan 17, 2016
2016-017T04:42
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 26.141 Saturn radii (1577101 km)
Fri, Jan 22, 2016
2016-022T05:38
Apoapsis Rev 231
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 2.4°, r = 37.003 Saturn radii, phase = 107°
Sat, Jan 30, 2016
2016-030T03:43
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.597 Saturn radii (217001 km)
Sat, Jan 30, 2016
2016-030T04:56
Periapsis Rev 231
R = 3.487 Saturn radii, lat = -1°, phase = 73°
Sat, Jan 30, 2016
2016-030T07:21
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (231P)
Outbound 116641.8 km flyby, speed = 0.6 km/s, phase = 129°
Sat, Jan 30, 2016
2016-030T11:12
Nontargeted flyby of Polydeuces (231P)
Outbound 104748.0 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 105°
Mon, Feb 1, 2016
2016-032T01:01
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (231TI [T116])
Outbound 1400.0 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 120°
Mon, Feb 1, 2016
2016-032T05:03
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 21.031 Saturn radii (1268799 km)
Sun, Feb 7, 2016
2016-038T03:24
Apoapsis Rev 232
period = 16.0 days, inclination = 16.0°, r = 36.724 Saturn radii, phase = 103°
Sun, Feb 14, 2016
2016-045T20:17
Nontargeted flyby of Polydeuces (232P)
Inbound 77364.7 km flyby, speed = 7.8 km/s, phase = 96°
Mon, Feb 15, 2016
2016-046T00:15
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (232T)
Inbound 48869.7 km flyby, speed = 6.7 km/s, phase = 103°
Mon, Feb 15, 2016
2016-046T00:25
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (232E)
Inbound 116064.2 km flyby, speed = 4.5 km/s, phase = 26°
Mon, Feb 15, 2016
2016-046T00:38
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 4.122 Saturn radii (248667 km)
Mon, Feb 15, 2016
2016-046T02:57
Periapsis Rev 232
R = 3.801 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 77°
Mon, Feb 15, 2016
2016-046T05:01
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (232E)
Outbound 83962.8 km flyby, speed = 8.0 km/s, phase = 74°
Tue, Feb 16, 2016
2016-047T23:52
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (232TI [T117])
Outbound 1018.0 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 122°
Wed, Feb 17, 2016
2016-048T01:58
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.528 Saturn radii (1238426 km)
Sat, Feb 27, 2016
2016-058T00:09
Apoapsis Rev 233
period = 23.9 days, inclination = 20.6°, r = 47.101 Saturn radii, phase = 87°
Tue, Mar 8, 2016
2016-068T08:01
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (233T)
Inbound 425863.9 km flyby, speed = 6.1 km/s, phase = 76°
Wed, Mar 9, 2016
2016-069T15:35
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 7.126 Saturn radii (429890 km)
Wed, Mar 9, 2016
2016-069T23:00
Periapsis Rev 233
R = 5.949 Saturn radii, lat = -16°, phase = 93°
Fri, Mar 11, 2016
2016-071T23:09
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.379 Saturn radii (1229488 km)
Mon, Mar 21, 2016
2016-081T22:04
Apoapsis Rev 234
period = 23.9 days, inclination = 20.6°, r = 47.133 Saturn radii, phase = 87°
Sat, Apr 2, 2016
2016-093T13:49
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 7.139 Saturn radii (430716 km)
Sat, Apr 2, 2016
2016-093T21:13
Periapsis Rev 234
R = 5.978 Saturn radii, lat = -16°, phase = 92°
Mon, Apr 4, 2016
2016-095T19:48
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (234TI [T118])
Outbound 990.0 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 138°
Mon, Apr 4, 2016
2016-095T21:17
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.363 Saturn radii (1228494 km)
Mon, Apr 18, 2016
2016-109T18:23
Apoapsis Rev 235
period = 31.9 days, inclination = 27.8°, r = 56.154 Saturn radii, phase = 73°
Wed, May 4, 2016
2016-125T00:14
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 10.917 Saturn radii (658595 km)
Wed, May 4, 2016
2016-125T16:56
Periapsis Rev 235
R = 8.142 Saturn radii, lat = -25°, phase = 107°
Fri, May 6, 2016
2016-127T17:01
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (235TI [T119])
Outbound 971.0 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 138°
Fri, May 6, 2016
2016-127T18:06
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.246 Saturn radii (1221467 km)
Fri, May 20, 2016
2016-141T13:32
Apoapsis Rev 236
period = 31.9 days, inclination = 35.3°, r = 54.493 Saturn radii, phase = 64°
Sat, Jun 4, 2016
2016-156T09:16
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 14.083 Saturn radii (849637 km)
Sun, Jun 5, 2016
2016-157T12:06
Periapsis Rev 236
R = 9.798 Saturn radii, lat = -34°, phase = 115°
Tue, Jun 7, 2016
2016-159T14:13
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (236TI [T120])
Outbound 975.0 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 124°
Tue, Jun 7, 2016
2016-159T15:03
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.167 Saturn radii (1216661 km)
Fri, Jun 17, 2016
2016-169T06:13
Apoapsis Rev 237
period = 23.9 days, inclination = 42.4°, r = 42.590 Saturn radii, phase = 66°
Tue, Jun 28, 2016
2016-180T00:02
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 14.362 Saturn radii (866449 km)
Wed, Jun 29, 2016
2016-181T04:56
Periapsis Rev 237
R = 10.447 Saturn radii, lat = -40°, phase = 114°
Fri, Jul 1, 2016
2016-183T12:25
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.177 Saturn radii (1217277 km)
Mon, Jul 11, 2016
2016-193T04:17
Apoapsis Rev 238
period = 24.0 days, inclination = 42.3°, r = 42.665 Saturn radii, phase = 67°
Thu, Jul 21, 2016
2016-203T22:39
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 14.371 Saturn radii (867014 km)
Sat, Jul 23, 2016
2016-205T03:36
Periapsis Rev 238
R = 10.439 Saturn radii, lat = -40°, phase = 113°
Mon, Jul 25, 2016
2016-207T10:05
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (238TI [T121])
Outbound 976.0 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 101°
Mon, Jul 25, 2016
2016-207T10:45
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.108 Saturn radii (1213105 km)
Sat, Jul 30, 2016
2016-212T20:06
Apoapsis Rev 239
period = 15.9 days, inclination = 48.7°, r = 31.208 Saturn radii, phase = 83°
Sun, Aug 7, 2016
2016-220T01:58
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 11.124 Saturn radii (671088 km)
Sun, Aug 7, 2016
2016-220T19:27
Periapsis Rev 239
R = 9.293 Saturn radii, lat = -40°, phase = 97°
Wed, Aug 10, 2016
2016-223T08:37
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (239TI [T122])
Outbound 1599.4 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 92°
Wed, Aug 10, 2016
2016-223T09:13
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.083 Saturn radii (1211613 km)
Sat, Aug 13, 2016
2016-226T15:02
Apoapsis Rev 240
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 53.5°, r = 25.897 Saturn radii, phase = 102°
Fri, Aug 19, 2016
2016-232T06:10
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 8.213 Saturn radii (495478 km)
Fri, Aug 19, 2016
2016-232T06:48
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (240T)
Inbound 826351.5 km flyby, speed = 8.5 km/s, phase = 110°
Fri, Aug 19, 2016
2016-232T14:26
Periapsis Rev 240
R = 7.522 Saturn radii, lat = -31°, phase = 78°
Mon, Aug 22, 2016
2016-235T07:58
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.087 Saturn radii (1211822 km)
Thu, Aug 25, 2016
2016-238T13:51
Apoapsis Rev 241
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 53.5°, r = 25.900 Saturn radii, phase = 102°
Tue, Aug 30, 2016
2016-243T14:13
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (241T)
Inbound 985744.8 km flyby, speed = 8.0 km/s, phase = 91°
Wed, Aug 31, 2016
2016-244T05:00
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 8.214 Saturn radii (495558 km)
Wed, Aug 31, 2016
2016-244T13:16
Periapsis Rev 241
R = 7.524 Saturn radii, lat = -31°, phase = 78°
Sat, Sep 3, 2016
2016-247T06:49
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.094 Saturn radii (1212261 km)
Tue, Sep 6, 2016
2016-250T12:51
Apoapsis Rev 242
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 53.5°, r = 25.920 Saturn radii, phase = 102°
Mon, Sep 12, 2016
2016-256T04:10
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 8.223 Saturn radii (496067 km)
Mon, Sep 12, 2016
2016-256T12:27
Periapsis Rev 242
R = 7.530 Saturn radii, lat = -31°, phase = 78°
Thu, Sep 15, 2016
2016-259T06:03
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.097 Saturn radii (1212459 km)
Sun, Sep 18, 2016
2016-262T12:02
Apoapsis Rev 243
period = 12.0 days, inclination = 53.5°, r = 25.917 Saturn radii, phase = 102°
Sat, Sep 24, 2016
2016-268T03:19
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 8.212 Saturn radii (495419 km)
Sat, Sep 24, 2016
2016-268T03:54
Nontargeted flyby of Polydeuces (243P)
Inbound 110172.7 km flyby, speed = 9.4 km/s, phase = 40°
Sat, Sep 24, 2016
2016-268T11:35
Periapsis Rev 243
R = 7.519 Saturn radii, lat = -31°, phase = 78°
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
2016-271T04:23
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (243TI [T123])
Outbound 1736.5 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 88°
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
2016-271T04:57
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.067 Saturn radii (1210633 km)
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
2016-273T05:54
Apoapsis Rev 244
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 57.8°, r = 23.218 Saturn radii, phase = 117°
Mon, Oct 3, 2016
2016-277T17:31
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (244T)
Inbound 876965.4 km flyby, speed = 10.4 km/s, phase = 144°
Mon, Oct 3, 2016
2016-277T21:26
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 5.806 Saturn radii (350291 km)
Mon, Oct 3, 2016
2016-277T21:56
Nontargeted flyby of Helene (244H)
Inbound 106584.7 km flyby, speed = 12.5 km/s, phase = 128°
Tue, Oct 4, 2016
2016-278T00:39
Periapsis Rev 244
R = 5.587 Saturn radii, lat = -22°, phase = 63°
Thu, Oct 6, 2016
2016-280T18:25
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.075 Saturn radii (1211146 km)
Sat, Oct 8, 2016
2016-282T19:29
Apoapsis Rev 245
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 57.8°, r = 23.229 Saturn radii, phase = 118°
Thu, Oct 13, 2016
2016-287T11:07
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 5.812 Saturn radii (350622 km)
Thu, Oct 13, 2016
2016-287T14:20
Periapsis Rev 245
R = 5.592 Saturn radii, lat = -22°, phase = 62°
Sun, Oct 16, 2016
2016-290T08:08
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.077 Saturn radii (1211234 km)
Tue, Oct 18, 2016
2016-292T09:10
Apoapsis Rev 246
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 57.8°, r = 23.228 Saturn radii, phase = 118°
Sun, Oct 23, 2016
2016-297T00:47
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 5.806 Saturn radii (350278 km)
Sun, Oct 23, 2016
2016-297T01:32
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (246T)
Inbound 58953.0 km flyby, speed = 12.1 km/s, phase = 71°
Sun, Oct 23, 2016
2016-297T04:00
Periapsis Rev 246
R = 5.586 Saturn radii, lat = -22°, phase = 62°
Tue, Oct 25, 2016
2016-299T21:41
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.063 Saturn radii (1210391 km)
Thu, Oct 27, 2016
2016-301T22:45
Apoapsis Rev 247
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 57.8°, r = 23.221 Saturn radii, phase = 118°
Sat, Oct 29, 2016
2016-303T08:56
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (247T)
Inbound 860390.4 km flyby, speed = 5.6 km/s, phase = 41°
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
2016-306T13:35
Nontargeted flyby of Telesto (247T)
Inbound 103953.8 km flyby, speed = 11.7 km/s, phase = 22°
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
2016-306T13:38
Nontargeted flyby of Polydeuces (247P)
Inbound 106910.4 km flyby, speed = 11.3 km/s, phase = 71°
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
2016-306T14:16
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 5.801 Saturn radii (349951 km)
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
2016-306T17:29
Periapsis Rev 247
R = 5.581 Saturn radii, lat = -22°, phase = 62°
Fri, Nov 4, 2016
2016-309T11:07
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.062 Saturn radii (1210321 km)
Sun, Nov 6, 2016
2016-311T12:17
Apoapsis Rev 248
period = 9.6 days, inclination = 57.8°, r = 23.230 Saturn radii, phase = 118°
Fri, Nov 11, 2016
2016-316T03:52
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 5.799 Saturn radii (349835 km)
Fri, Nov 11, 2016
2016-316T05:17
Nontargeted flyby of Tethys (248T)
Inbound 102437.4 km flyby, speed = 12.8 km/s, phase = 101°
Fri, Nov 11, 2016
2016-316T07:05
Periapsis Rev 248
R = 5.578 Saturn radii, lat = -22°, phase = 62°
Mon, Nov 14, 2016
2016-319T00:02
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (248TI [T124])
Outbound 1581.6 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 80°
Mon, Nov 14, 2016
2016-319T00:36
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.050 Saturn radii (1209588 km)
Tue, Nov 15, 2016
2016-320T09:11
Apoapsis Rev 249
period = 8.0 days, inclination = 61.4°, r = 21.875 Saturn radii, phase = 129°
Sat, Nov 19, 2016
2016-324T07:36
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (249M)
Inbound 47082.9 km flyby, speed = 15.7 km/s, phase = 18°
Sat, Nov 19, 2016
2016-324T07:46
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.677 Saturn radii (221823 km)
Sat, Nov 19, 2016
2016-324T08:16
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (249D)
Inbound 86063.8 km flyby, speed = 17.5 km/s, phase = 56°
Sat, Nov 19, 2016
2016-324T08:24
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (249M)
Inbound 72583.0 km flyby, speed = 17.2 km/s, phase = 103°
Sat, Nov 19, 2016
2016-324T08:41
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (249P)
Inbound 93397.4 km flyby, speed = 17.8 km/s, phase = 77°
Sat, Nov 19, 2016
2016-324T08:44
Periapsis Rev 249
R = 3.621 Saturn radii, lat = -14°, phase = 51°
Mon, Nov 21, 2016
2016-326T23:40
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.055 Saturn radii (1209929 km)
Wed, Nov 23, 2016
2016-328T08:21
Apoapsis Rev 250
period = 8.0 days, inclination = 61.4°, r = 21.884 Saturn radii, phase = 129°
Sun, Nov 27, 2016
2016-332T06:32
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (250E)
Inbound 85981.3 km flyby, speed = 16.7 km/s, phase = 10°
Sun, Nov 27, 2016
2016-332T06:55
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (250E)
Inbound 21867.2 km flyby, speed = 15.6 km/s, phase = 103°
Sun, Nov 27, 2016
2016-332T07:01
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 3.678 Saturn radii (221884 km)
Sun, Nov 27, 2016
2016-332T07:58
Periapsis Rev 250
R = 3.622 Saturn radii, lat = -14°, phase = 51°


XXM: Proximal Orbits

November 29, 2016, to September 15, 2017

This final, amazing phase of the Cassini mission will consist of 20 "F-ring" orbits and 23 "proximal" orbits. The penultimate Titan flyby on November 29, 2016 will drop Cassini's closest approach to a point just 10,000 kilometers beyond the F ring. Then, with the last close flyby of Titan on April 22, 2017, Cassini's periapsis will jump, in a single leap, from just outside the main ring system into the narrow zone of safety between the inner edge of the innermost D ring and the planet itself, just 3,800 kilometers above the cloud tops. During these proximal orbits, on May 24, 2017, Saturn and its moons will pass through northern summer solstice. A final nudge by a distant Titan on September 11, 2017 will deliver the death blow to Cassini, putting its periapsis below Saturn's clouds. Cassini will not survive that plunge, and the mision will come to an end on September 15.

Cassini's end-of-mission 'proximal' orbits
Cassini's end-of-mission "proximal" orbits
A schematic illustration of Cassini's final Saturn orbits in 2016 and 2017, according to the current XXM plan. The view is from directly above Saturn's north pole, with the main ring system shown in gray, and Cassini's path shown in black. The cluster of orbits crossing the lower part of the figure are the "F-ring" orbits which Cassini will follow from November 2016 to April 2017, and the upper cluster of orbits, passing between the rings and the planet, are the "proximal" orbits that will be followed from April 2017 until Saturn impact in September 2017. Credit: Courtesy of John Spencer
Tue, Nov 29, 2016
2016-334T22:20
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (250TI [T125])
Outbound 3223.1 km flyby, speed = 5.7 km/s, phase = 82°
Tue, Nov 29, 2016
2016-334T22:51
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.052 Saturn radii (1209712 km)
Wed, Nov 30, 2016
2016-335T23:33
Apoapsis Rev 251
period = 7.2 days, inclination = 63.8°, r = 21.268 Saturn radii, phase = 135°
Wed, Nov 30, 2016
2016-335T23:33
Start of F ring Orbits
Sun, Dec 4, 2016
2016-339T13:10
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (251M)
Inbound 50424.8 km flyby, speed = 19.4 km/s, phase = 111°
Sun, Dec 4, 2016
2016-339T13:15
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.533 Saturn radii (152812 km)
Sun, Dec 4, 2016
2016-339T13:37
Periapsis Rev 251
R = 2.515 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 45°
Sun, Dec 4, 2016
2016-339T13:39
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (251P)
Outbound 56679.4 km flyby, speed = 21.6 km/s, phase = 103°
Wed, Dec 7, 2016
2016-342T03:00
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.061 Saturn radii (1210308 km)
Wed, Dec 7, 2016
2016-342T12:21
Begin solar conjunction
Thu, Dec 8, 2016
2016-343T03:45
Apoapsis Rev 252
period = 7.2 days, inclination = 63.8°, r = 21.276 Saturn radii, phase = 135°
Sun, Dec 11, 2016
2016-346T16:55
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (252P)
Inbound 101437.0 km flyby, speed = 21.5 km/s, phase = 43°
Sun, Dec 11, 2016
2016-346T17:31
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (252P)
Inbound 94809.6 km flyby, speed = 20.3 km/s, phase = 132°
Sun, Dec 11, 2016
2016-346T17:32
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.533 Saturn radii (152791 km)
Sun, Dec 11, 2016
2016-346T17:53
Periapsis Rev 252
R = 2.514 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 45°
Tue, Dec 13, 2016
2016-348T12:24
End solar conjunction
Wed, Dec 14, 2016
2016-349T07:15
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.057 Saturn radii (1210048 km)
Thu, Dec 15, 2016
2016-350T07:58
Apoapsis Rev 253
period = 7.2 days, inclination = 63.8°, r = 21.270 Saturn radii, phase = 135°
Thu, Dec 15, 2016
2016-350T21:53
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (253T)
Inbound 343232.0 km flyby, speed = 5.3 km/s, phase = 58°
Sun, Dec 18, 2016
2016-353T21:15
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (253A)
Inbound 98163.1 km flyby, speed = 20.7 km/s, phase = 60°
Sun, Dec 18, 2016
2016-353T21:35
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.514 Saturn radii (151645 km)
Sun, Dec 18, 2016
2016-353T21:39
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (253P)
Inbound 13836.2 km flyby, speed = 20.4 km/s, phase = 81°
Sun, Dec 18, 2016
2016-353T21:56
Periapsis Rev 253
R = 2.496 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 45°
Sun, Dec 18, 2016
2016-353T22:09
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (253J)
Outbound 110219.2 km flyby, speed = 23.5 km/s, phase = 109°
Sun, Dec 18, 2016
2016-353T22:13
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (253P)
Outbound 93270.9 km flyby, speed = 23.2 km/s, phase = 107°
Wed, Dec 21, 2016
2016-356T11:08
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.048 Saturn radii (1209523 km)
Thu, Dec 22, 2016
2016-357T11:57
Apoapsis Rev 254
period = 7.2 days, inclination = 63.8°, r = 21.273 Saturn radii, phase = 135°
Mon, Dec 26, 2016
2016-361T01:32
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (254E)
Inbound 88319.1 km flyby, speed = 19.2 km/s, phase = 135°
Mon, Dec 26, 2016
2016-361T01:35
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (254M)
Inbound 40731.0 km flyby, speed = 19.4 km/s, phase = 114°
Mon, Dec 26, 2016
2016-361T01:36
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.512 Saturn radii (151539 km)
Mon, Dec 26, 2016
2016-361T01:41
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (254A)
Inbound 32449.2 km flyby, speed = 20.2 km/s, phase = 138°
Mon, Dec 26, 2016
2016-361T01:58
Periapsis Rev 254
R = 2.494 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 45°
Wed, Dec 28, 2016
2016-363T15:07
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.044 Saturn radii (1209228 km)
Thu, Dec 29, 2016
2016-364T15:56
Apoapsis Rev 255
period = 7.2 days, inclination = 63.8°, r = 21.269 Saturn radii, phase = 136°
Sat, Dec 31, 2016
2016-366T12:17
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (255T)
Inbound 681816.4 km flyby, speed = 7.2 km/s, phase = 29°
Mon, Jan 2, 2017
2017-002T05:32
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.508 Saturn radii (151319 km)
Mon, Jan 2, 2017
2017-002T05:53
Periapsis Rev 255
R = 2.490 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 44°
Mon, Jan 2, 2017
2017-002T06:10
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (255D)
Outbound 98942.3 km flyby, speed = 23.5 km/s, phase = 107°
Wed, Jan 4, 2017
2017-004T19:00
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.041 Saturn radii (1209049 km)
Thu, Jan 5, 2017
2017-005T19:50
Apoapsis Rev 256
period = 7.2 days, inclination = 63.8°, r = 21.267 Saturn radii, phase = 136°
Mon, Jan 9, 2017
2017-009T08:48
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (256A)
Inbound 100904.5 km flyby, speed = 21.7 km/s, phase = 44°
Mon, Jan 9, 2017
2017-009T09:06
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (256E)
Inbound 70839.2 km flyby, speed = 20.6 km/s, phase = 55°
Mon, Jan 9, 2017
2017-009T09:25
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.506 Saturn radii (151192 km)
Mon, Jan 9, 2017
2017-009T09:47
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (256D)
Outbound 55915.5 km flyby, speed = 21.6 km/s, phase = 104°
Mon, Jan 9, 2017
2017-009T09:47
Periapsis Rev 256
R = 2.488 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 44°
Mon, Jan 9, 2017
2017-009T10:01
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (256P)
Outbound 95483.6 km flyby, speed = 23.2 km/s, phase = 107°
Wed, Jan 11, 2017
2017-011T22:52
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.038 Saturn radii (1208886 km)
Thu, Jan 12, 2017
2017-012T23:43
Apoapsis Rev 257
period = 7.2 days, inclination = 63.8°, r = 21.266 Saturn radii, phase = 136°
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
2017-016T12:42
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (257J)
Inbound 117217.3 km flyby, speed = 21.9 km/s, phase = 50°
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
2017-016T13:10
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (257A)
Inbound 24593.1 km flyby, speed = 20.3 km/s, phase = 28°
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
2017-016T13:14
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (257P)
Inbound 62875.0 km flyby, speed = 19.6 km/s, phase = 149°
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
2017-016T13:17
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.507 Saturn radii (151248 km)
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
2017-016T13:22
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (257D)
Inbound 17820.3 km flyby, speed = 20.6 km/s, phase = 69°
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
2017-016T13:38
Periapsis Rev 257
R = 2.489 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 44°
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
2017-017T18:30
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (257T)
Outbound 724244.2 km flyby, speed = 9.3 km/s, phase = 96°
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
2017-019T02:46
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.042 Saturn radii (1209130 km)
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
2017-020T03:35
Apoapsis Rev 258
period = 7.2 days, inclination = 63.8°, r = 21.268 Saturn radii, phase = 136°
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
2017-023T16:58
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (258D)
Inbound 38570.9 km flyby, speed = 20.4 km/s, phase = 36°
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
2017-023T17:01
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (258E)
Inbound 124343.3 km flyby, speed = 20.2 km/s, phase = 129°
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
2017-023T17:10
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.507 Saturn radii (151266 km)
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
2017-023T17:17
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (258P)
Inbound 19406.6 km flyby, speed = 20.5 km/s, phase = 92°
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
2017-023T17:32
Periapsis Rev 258
R = 2.489 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 44°
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
2017-023T17:33
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (258A)
Outbound 60001.3 km flyby, speed = 21.7 km/s, phase = 105°
Thu, Jan 26, 2017
2017-026T06:40
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.045 Saturn radii (1209337 km)
Fri, Jan 27, 2017
2017-027T07:30
Apoapsis Rev 259
period = 7.2 days, inclination = 63.8°, r = 21.272 Saturn radii, phase = 137°
Mon, Jan 30, 2017
2017-030T20:36
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (259D)
Inbound 85567.5 km flyby, speed = 21.2 km/s, phase = 44°
Mon, Jan 30, 2017
2017-030T21:06
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (259M)
Inbound 40418.1 km flyby, speed = 19.7 km/s, phase = 112°
Mon, Jan 30, 2017
2017-030T21:06
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (259E)
Inbound 5876.8 km flyby, speed = 20.1 km/s, phase = 76°
Mon, Jan 30, 2017
2017-030T21:07
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.509 Saturn radii (151349 km)
Mon, Jan 30, 2017
2017-030T21:27
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (259P)
Inbound 52544.4 km flyby, speed = 21.5 km/s, phase = 104°
Mon, Jan 30, 2017
2017-030T21:29
Periapsis Rev 259
R = 2.491 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 43°
Wed, Feb 1, 2017
2017-032T20:04
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (259T)
Outbound 220954.7 km flyby, speed = 6.3 km/s, phase = 91°
Thu, Feb 2, 2017
2017-033T10:36
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.053 Saturn radii (1209770 km)
Fri, Feb 3, 2017
2017-034T11:39
Apoapsis Rev 260
period = 7.2 days, inclination = 63.7°, r = 21.297 Saturn radii, phase = 137°
Tue, Feb 7, 2017
2017-038T00:52
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (260P)
Inbound 95535.2 km flyby, speed = 21.4 km/s, phase = 43°
Tue, Feb 7, 2017
2017-038T01:02
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (260J)
Inbound 90931.3 km flyby, speed = 21.0 km/s, phase = 53°
Tue, Feb 7, 2017
2017-038T01:29
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.528 Saturn radii (152524 km)
Tue, Feb 7, 2017
2017-038T01:33
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (260M)
Inbound 84451.7 km flyby, speed = 20.7 km/s, phase = 125°
Tue, Feb 7, 2017
2017-038T01:51
Periapsis Rev 260
R = 2.510 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 43°
Thu, Feb 9, 2017
2017-040T15:03
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.061 Saturn radii (1210266 km)
Fri, Feb 10, 2017
2017-041T16:07
Apoapsis Rev 261
period = 7.2 days, inclination = 63.7°, r = 21.304 Saturn radii, phase = 137°
Tue, Feb 14, 2017
2017-045T05:45
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (261A)
Inbound 74837.6 km flyby, speed = 20.1 km/s, phase = 68°
Tue, Feb 14, 2017
2017-045T05:54
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (261M)
Inbound 69217.9 km flyby, speed = 19.5 km/s, phase = 95°
Tue, Feb 14, 2017
2017-045T06:01
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.529 Saturn radii (152547 km)
Tue, Feb 14, 2017
2017-045T06:23
Periapsis Rev 261
R = 2.510 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 43°
Thu, Feb 16, 2017
2017-047T19:34
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.058 Saturn radii (1210119 km)
Fri, Feb 17, 2017
2017-048T13:17
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (261T)
Outbound 186446.6 km flyby, speed = 5.1 km/s, phase = 77°
Fri, Feb 17, 2017
2017-048T20:29
Apoapsis Rev 262
period = 7.2 days, inclination = 63.8°, r = 21.296 Saturn radii, phase = 137°
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
2017-052T09:39
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (262P)
Inbound 73613.3 km flyby, speed = 21.0 km/s, phase = 43°
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
2017-052T09:43
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (262P)
Inbound 67957.7 km flyby, speed = 20.8 km/s, phase = 47°
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
2017-052T10:04
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (262E)
Inbound 10517.5 km flyby, speed = 20.1 km/s, phase = 75°
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
2017-052T10:04
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (262P)
Inbound 106051.7 km flyby, speed = 19.8 km/s, phase = 91°
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
2017-052T10:07
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.493 Saturn radii (150398 km)
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
2017-052T10:15
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (262A)
Inbound 51312.2 km flyby, speed = 20.7 km/s, phase = 124°
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
2017-052T10:28
Periapsis Rev 262
R = 2.475 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 43°
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
2017-054T23:30
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.057 Saturn radii (1210052 km)
Sat, Feb 25, 2017
2017-056T00:31
Apoapsis Rev 263
period = 7.2 days, inclination = 63.7°, r = 21.302 Saturn radii, phase = 137°
Tue, Feb 28, 2017
2017-059T13:47
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (263J)
Inbound 92492.7 km flyby, speed = 21.1 km/s, phase = 56°
Tue, Feb 28, 2017
2017-059T13:55
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (263P)
Inbound 57250.3 km flyby, speed = 20.5 km/s, phase = 49°
Tue, Feb 28, 2017
2017-059T14:14
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.492 Saturn radii (150334 km)
Tue, Feb 28, 2017
2017-059T14:35
Periapsis Rev 263
R = 2.474 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 42°
Fri, Mar 3, 2017
2017-062T03:35
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.053 Saturn radii (1209815 km)
Sat, Mar 4, 2017
2017-063T04:35
Apoapsis Rev 264
period = 7.2 days, inclination = 63.7°, r = 21.297 Saturn radii, phase = 138°
Sun, Mar 5, 2017
2017-064T11:53
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (264T)
Inbound 492396.6 km flyby, speed = 5.9 km/s, phase = 42°
Tue, Mar 7, 2017
2017-066T18:02
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (264M)
Inbound 101853.0 km flyby, speed = 20.7 km/s, phase = 74°
Tue, Mar 7, 2017
2017-066T18:07
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (264P)
Inbound 24916.2 km flyby, speed = 20.4 km/s, phase = 26°
Tue, Mar 7, 2017
2017-066T18:13
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.482 Saturn radii (149733 km)
Tue, Mar 7, 2017
2017-066T18:34
Periapsis Rev 264
R = 2.464 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 42°
Fri, Mar 10, 2017
2017-069T07:26
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.042 Saturn radii (1209120 km)
Sat, Mar 11, 2017
2017-070T08:31
Apoapsis Rev 265
period = 7.2 days, inclination = 63.7°, r = 21.295 Saturn radii, phase = 138°
Tue, Mar 14, 2017
2017-073T22:07
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.480 Saturn radii (149612 km)
Tue, Mar 14, 2017
2017-073T22:17
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (265E)
Inbound 38298.7 km flyby, speed = 21.0 km/s, phase = 113°
Tue, Mar 14, 2017
2017-073T22:29
Periapsis Rev 265
R = 2.462 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 42°
Tue, Mar 14, 2017
2017-073T22:46
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (265P)
Outbound 110556.9 km flyby, speed = 24.0 km/s, phase = 104°
Fri, Mar 17, 2017
2017-076T11:19
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.038 Saturn radii (1208900 km)
Sat, Mar 18, 2017
2017-077T12:24
Apoapsis Rev 266
period = 7.2 days, inclination = 63.7°, r = 21.293 Saturn radii, phase = 138°
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
2017-079T17:40
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (266T)
Inbound 874284.3 km flyby, speed = 8.7 km/s, phase = 32°
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
2017-081T01:47
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (266J)
Inbound 43803.2 km flyby, speed = 20.2 km/s, phase = 65°
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
2017-081T01:56
Nontargeted flyby of Pallene (266P)
Inbound 106876.9 km flyby, speed = 20.7 km/s, phase = 122°
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
2017-081T01:59
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.479 Saturn radii (149575 km)
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
2017-081T02:20
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (266P)
Outbound 55102.2 km flyby, speed = 21.8 km/s, phase = 99°
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
2017-081T02:20
Periapsis Rev 266
R = 2.461 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 42°
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
2017-082T00:23
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (266T)
Outbound 954986.2 km flyby, speed = 11.3 km/s, phase = 97°
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
2017-083T15:10
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.039 Saturn radii (1208972 km)
Sat, Mar 25, 2017
2017-084T16:15
Apoapsis Rev 267
period = 7.2 days, inclination = 63.7°, r = 21.292 Saturn radii, phase = 138°
Wed, Mar 29, 2017
2017-088T05:46
Nontargeted flyby of Enceladus (267E)
Inbound 93102.0 km flyby, speed = 19.3 km/s, phase = 134°
Wed, Mar 29, 2017
2017-088T05:50
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.478 Saturn radii (149489 km)
Wed, Mar 29, 2017
2017-088T06:07
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (267M)
Inbound 121292.5 km flyby, speed = 22.8 km/s, phase = 108°
Wed, Mar 29, 2017
2017-088T06:11
Periapsis Rev 267
R = 2.460 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 42°
Fri, Mar 31, 2017
2017-090T19:01
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.038 Saturn radii (1208893 km)
Sat, Apr 1, 2017
2017-091T20:06
Apoapsis Rev 268
period = 7.2 days, inclination = 63.7°, r = 21.292 Saturn radii, phase = 139°
Wed, Apr 5, 2017
2017-095T09:18
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (268A)
Inbound 66083.8 km flyby, speed = 20.8 km/s, phase = 49°
Wed, Apr 5, 2017
2017-095T09:28
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (268P)
Inbound 39697.1 km flyby, speed = 20.4 km/s, phase = 50°
Wed, Apr 5, 2017
2017-095T09:41
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.479 Saturn radii (149573 km)
Wed, Apr 5, 2017
2017-095T10:02
Periapsis Rev 268
R = 2.461 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 41°
Wed, Apr 5, 2017
2017-095T10:12
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (268E)
Outbound 110950.3 km flyby, speed = 23.8 km/s, phase = 103°
Thu, Apr 6, 2017
2017-096T22:18
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (268T)
Outbound 477716.0 km flyby, speed = 7.7 km/s, phase = 89°
Fri, Apr 7, 2017
2017-097T22:53
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.045 Saturn radii (1209316 km)
Sun, Apr 9, 2017
2017-099T00:01
Apoapsis Rev 269
period = 7.2 days, inclination = 63.6°, r = 21.302 Saturn radii, phase = 139°
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
2017-102T13:27
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (269M)
Inbound 97785.5 km flyby, speed = 20.8 km/s, phase = 76°
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
2017-102T13:37
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (269A)
Inbound 20668.4 km flyby, speed = 19.9 km/s, phase = 120°
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
2017-102T13:40
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.484 Saturn radii (149839 km)
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
2017-102T13:42
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (269J)
Inbound 8932.5 km flyby, speed = 20.2 km/s, phase = 126°
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
2017-102T13:44
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (269A)
Inbound 14814.7 km flyby, speed = 20.5 km/s, phase = 65°
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
2017-102T14:01
Periapsis Rev 269
R = 2.466 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 41°
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
2017-102T14:11
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (269P)
Outbound 88114.0 km flyby, speed = 22.9 km/s, phase = 103°
Sat, Apr 15, 2017
2017-105T02:54
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.049 Saturn radii (1209562 km)
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
2017-106T04:03
Apoapsis Rev 270
period = 7.2 days, inclination = 63.6°, r = 21.306 Saturn radii, phase = 139°
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
2017-109T17:44
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 2.485 Saturn radii (149902 km)
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
2017-109T17:47
Nontargeted flyby of Methone (270M)
Inbound 89276.1 km flyby, speed = 20.9 km/s, phase = 120°
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
2017-109T18:05
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (270A)
Inbound 111234.4 km flyby, speed = 22.8 km/s, phase = 105°
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
2017-109T18:05
Periapsis Rev 270
R = 2.467 Saturn radii, lat = -9°, phase = 41°
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
2017-109T18:13
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (270A)
Outbound 77207.1 km flyby, speed = 22.5 km/s, phase = 102°
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
2017-109T18:24
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (270P)
Outbound 117287.4 km flyby, speed = 24.3 km/s, phase = 101°
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
2017-109T18:28
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (270D)
Outbound 117699.8 km flyby, speed = 24.5 km/s, phase = 101°
Sat, Apr 22, 2017
2017-112T06:20
TARGETED FLYBY OF TITAN (270TI [T126])
Outbound 979.0 km flyby, speed = 5.8 km/s, phase = 61°
Sat, Apr 22, 2017
2017-112T07:10
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.081 Saturn radii (1211468 km)
Sun, Apr 23, 2017
2017-113T04:17
Apoapsis Rev 271
period = 6.5 days, inclination = 62.2°, r = 21.114 Saturn radii, phase = 144°
Sun, Apr 23, 2017
2017-113T04:17
Start of Proximal Orbits
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
2017-116T09:32
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (271J)
Inbound 99469.6 km flyby, speed = 29.6 km/s, phase = 129°
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
2017-116T09:39
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (271A)
Inbound 73643.9 km flyby, speed = 29.8 km/s, phase = 149°
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
2017-116T09:42
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 1.063 Saturn radii ( 64149 km)
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
2017-116T09:45
Periapsis Rev 271
R = 1.060 Saturn radii, lat = -5°, phase = 36°
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
2017-116T09:46
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (271D)
Outbound 83074.9 km flyby, speed = 29.8 km/s, phase = 119°
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
2017-116T09:50
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (271E)
Outbound 103994.7 km flyby, speed = 29.5 km/s, phase = 110°
Fri, Apr 28, 2017
2017-118T17:52
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.062 Saturn radii (1210338 km)
Sat, Apr 29, 2017
2017-119T15:16
Apoapsis Rev 272
period = 6.5 days, inclination = 62.2°, r = 21.118 Saturn radii, phase = 144°
Tue, May 2, 2017
2017-122T20:38
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (272D)
Inbound 77485.0 km flyby, speed = 29.9 km/s, phase = 140°
Tue, May 2, 2017
2017-122T20:43
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (272P)
Inbound 75493.6 km flyby, speed = 29.8 km/s, phase = 148°
Tue, May 2, 2017
2017-122T20:44
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 1.063 Saturn radii ( 64128 km)
Tue, May 2, 2017
2017-122T20:47
Periapsis Rev 272
R = 1.060 Saturn radii, lat = -5°, phase = 36°
Fri, May 5, 2017
2017-125T04:38
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 20.034 Saturn radii (1208650 km)
Sat, May 6, 2017
2017-126T02:16
Apoapsis Rev 273
period = 6.5 days, inclination = 62.1°, r = 21.115 Saturn radii, phase = 145°
Sun, May 7, 2017
2017-127T21:25
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (273T)
Inbound 487551.3 km flyby, speed = 7.1 km/s, phase = 30°
Tue, May 9, 2017
2017-129T07:22
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (273D)
Inbound 119562.4 km flyby, speed = 30.1 km/s, phase = 84°
Tue, May 9, 2017
2017-129T07:24
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (273P)
Inbound 114499.0 km flyby, speed = 30.5 km/s, phase = 87°
Tue, May 9, 2017
2017-129T07:41
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 1.059 Saturn radii ( 63896 km)
Tue, May 9, 2017
2017-129T07:42
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (273P)
Inbound 79273.0 km flyby, speed = 29.9 km/s, phase = 144°
Tue, May 9, 2017
2017-129T07:45
Periapsis Rev 273
R = 1.056 Saturn radii, lat = -6°, phase = 35°
Tue, May 9, 2017
2017-129T22:18
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (273T)
Outbound 979220.9 km flyby, speed = 12.6 km/s, phase = 90°
Thu, May 11, 2017
2017-131T15:13
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.993 Saturn radii (1206175 km)
Fri, May 12, 2017
2017-132T13:11
Apoapsis Rev 274
period = 6.5 days, inclination = 62.2°, r = 21.108 Saturn radii, phase = 145°
Mon, May 15, 2017
2017-135T18:30
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (274E)
Inbound 86882.9 km flyby, speed = 29.8 km/s, phase = 149°
Mon, May 15, 2017
2017-135T18:33
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 1.058 Saturn radii ( 63844 km)
Mon, May 15, 2017
2017-135T18:36
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (274P)
Inbound 75453.3 km flyby, speed = 29.9 km/s, phase = 131°
Mon, May 15, 2017
2017-135T18:37
Periapsis Rev 274
R = 1.055 Saturn radii, lat = -6°, phase = 35°
Mon, May 15, 2017
2017-135T18:38
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (274P)
Outbound 85745.4 km flyby, speed = 29.9 km/s, phase = 123°
Mon, May 15, 2017
2017-135T18:45
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (274A)
Outbound 123057.5 km flyby, speed = 29.2 km/s, phase = 111°
Mon, May 15, 2017
2017-135T18:56
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (274A)
Outbound 121012.0 km flyby, speed = 27.9 km/s, phase = 81°
Thu, May 18, 2017
2017-138T01:50
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.967 Saturn radii (1204639 km)
Fri, May 19, 2017
2017-139T00:03
Apoapsis Rev 275
period = 6.5 days, inclination = 62.2°, r = 21.108 Saturn radii, phase = 145°
Mon, May 22, 2017
2017-142T05:17
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (275A)
Inbound 88099.8 km flyby, speed = 30.1 km/s, phase = 122°
Mon, May 22, 2017
2017-142T05:25
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 1.059 Saturn radii ( 63894 km)
Mon, May 22, 2017
2017-142T05:29
Periapsis Rev 275
R = 1.056 Saturn radii, lat = -6°, phase = 35°
Mon, May 22, 2017
2017-142T05:35
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (275A)
Outbound 119663.2 km flyby, speed = 29.4 km/s, phase = 117°
Mon, May 22, 2017
2017-142T05:35
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (275J)
Outbound 106711.4 km flyby, speed = 29.5 km/s, phase = 112°
Wed, May 24, 2017
2017-144T01:09
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (275T)
Outbound 138512.2 km flyby, speed = 6.1 km/s, phase = 69°
Wed, May 24, 2017
2017-144T12:25
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.953 Saturn radii (1203755 km)
Wed, May 24, 2017
2017-144T21:31
Northern summer solstice (maximum Solar declination)
Thu, May 25, 2017
2017-145T11:13
Apoapsis Rev 276
period = 6.5 days, inclination = 61.9°, r = 21.151 Saturn radii, phase = 146°
Sun, May 28, 2017
2017-148T16:41
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (276P)
Inbound 103969.3 km flyby, speed = 29.7 km/s, phase = 103°
Sun, May 28, 2017
2017-148T16:54
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 1.076 Saturn radii ( 64901 km)
Sun, May 28, 2017
2017-148T16:58
Nontargeted flyby of Mimas (276M)
Inbound 123274.9 km flyby, speed = 29.8 km/s, phase = 137°
Sun, May 28, 2017
2017-148T16:58
Periapsis Rev 276
R = 1.072 Saturn radii, lat = -6°, phase = 34°
Sun, May 28, 2017
2017-148T17:07
Nontargeted flyby of Aegaeon (276A)
Outbound 124793.1 km flyby, speed = 28.7 km/s, phase = 110°
Sun, May 28, 2017
2017-148T17:15
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (276P)
Outbound 118175.0 km flyby, speed = 28.1 km/s, phase = 87°
Tue, May 30, 2017
2017-150T23:38
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.927 Saturn radii (1202167 km)
Wed, May 31, 2017
2017-151T22:45
Apoapsis Rev 277
period = 6.5 days, inclination = 61.9°, r = 21.156 Saturn radii, phase = 146°
Sun, Jun 4, 2017
2017-155T04:09
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (277P)
Inbound 118300.9 km flyby, speed = 30.4 km/s, phase = 79°
Sun, Jun 4, 2017
2017-155T04:18
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (277E)
Inbound 96637.2 km flyby, speed = 29.3 km/s, phase = 127°
Sun, Jun 4, 2017
2017-155T04:27
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 1.076 Saturn radii ( 64898 km)
Sun, Jun 4, 2017
2017-155T04:31
Periapsis Rev 277
R = 1.072 Saturn radii, lat = -6°, phase = 34°
Tue, Jun 6, 2017
2017-157T10:52
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.891 Saturn radii (1200031 km)
Wed, Jun 7, 2017
2017-158T10:16
Apoapsis Rev 278
period = 6.5 days, inclination = 61.9°, r = 21.153 Saturn radii, phase = 146°
Thu, Jun 8, 2017
2017-159T19:58
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (278T)
Inbound 348616.1 km flyby, speed = 6.0 km/s, phase = 40°
Sat, Jun 10, 2017
2017-161T15:55
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 1.067 Saturn radii ( 64366 km)
Sat, Jun 10, 2017
2017-161T15:59
Periapsis Rev 278
R = 1.063 Saturn radii, lat = -6°, phase = 34°
Sat, Jun 10, 2017
2017-161T16:01
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (278P)
Outbound 83807.1 km flyby, speed = 29.7 km/s, phase = 120°
Sat, Jun 10, 2017
2017-161T16:04
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (278J)
Outbound 104320.0 km flyby, speed = 29.4 km/s, phase = 117°
Mon, Jun 12, 2017
2017-163T21:45
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.825 Saturn radii (1196015 km)
Tue, Jun 13, 2017
2017-164T21:39
Apoapsis Rev 279
period = 6.5 days, inclination = 61.9°, r = 21.144 Saturn radii, phase = 146°
Sat, Jun 17, 2017
2017-168T03:02
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (279P)
Inbound 100142.4 km flyby, speed = 30.0 km/s, phase = 102°
Sat, Jun 17, 2017
2017-168T03:12
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (279A)
Inbound 73820.8 km flyby, speed = 29.7 km/s, phase = 148°
Sat, Jun 17, 2017
2017-168T03:15
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 1.066 Saturn radii ( 64309 km)
Sat, Jun 17, 2017
2017-168T03:18
Periapsis Rev 279
R = 1.062 Saturn radii, lat = -6°, phase = 34°
Sat, Jun 17, 2017
2017-168T03:35
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (279D)
Outbound 116024.1 km flyby, speed = 28.4 km/s, phase = 89°
Mon, Jun 19, 2017
2017-170T08:46
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.789 Saturn radii (1193891 km)
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
2017-171T08:58
Apoapsis Rev 280
period = 6.5 days, inclination = 61.9°, r = 21.144 Saturn radii, phase = 146°
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
2017-174T14:20
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (280E)
Inbound 109996.8 km flyby, speed = 29.2 km/s, phase = 106°
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
2017-174T14:33
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 1.067 Saturn radii ( 64352 km)
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
2017-174T14:37
Periapsis Rev 280
R = 1.063 Saturn radii, lat = -6°, phase = 34°
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
2017-174T14:38
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (280D)
Outbound 81885.4 km flyby, speed = 29.7 km/s, phase = 130°
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
2017-174T14:41
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (280P)
Outbound 94773.0 km flyby, speed = 29.6 km/s, phase = 119°
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
2017-176T00:29
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (280T)
Outbound 337881.1 km flyby, speed = 7.2 km/s, phase = 68°
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
2017-176T19:47
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.763 Saturn radii (1192278 km)
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
2017-177T20:22
Apoapsis Rev 281
period = 6.5 days, inclination = 61.8°, r = 21.160 Saturn radii, phase = 147°
Fri, Jun 30, 2017
2017-181T01:52
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (281P)
Inbound 98636.0 km flyby, speed = 30.2 km/s, phase = 95°
Fri, Jun 30, 2017
2017-181T02:01
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (281D)
Inbound 72656.6 km flyby, speed = 29.6 km/s, phase = 146°
Fri, Jun 30, 2017
2017-181T02:03
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (281P)
Inbound 74629.4 km flyby, speed = 29.6 km/s, phase = 151°
Fri, Jun 30, 2017
2017-181T02:04
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 1.071 Saturn radii ( 64623 km)
Fri, Jun 30, 2017
2017-181T02:08
Periapsis Rev 281
R = 1.067 Saturn radii, lat = -6°, phase = 33°
Fri, Jun 30, 2017
2017-181T02:10
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (281J)
Outbound 96030.4 km flyby, speed = 29.5 km/s, phase = 131°
Sun, Jul 2, 2017
2017-183T07:01
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.730 Saturn radii (1190323 km)
Mon, Jul 3, 2017
2017-184T07:56
Apoapsis Rev 282
period = 6.5 days, inclination = 61.8°, r = 21.164 Saturn radii, phase = 147°
Thu, Jul 6, 2017
2017-187T13:29
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (282D)
Inbound 92462.9 km flyby, speed = 29.9 km/s, phase = 106°
Thu, Jul 6, 2017
2017-187T13:39
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 1.071 Saturn radii ( 64639 km)
Thu, Jul 6, 2017
2017-187T13:43
Periapsis Rev 282
R = 1.067 Saturn radii, lat = -6°, phase = 33°
Thu, Jul 6, 2017
2017-187T13:53
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (282P)
Outbound 104005.6 km flyby, speed = 29.2 km/s, phase = 100°
Sat, Jul 8, 2017
2017-189T18:16
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.690 Saturn radii (1187901 km)
Sun, Jul 9, 2017
2017-190T19:28
Apoapsis Rev 283
period = 6.5 days, inclination = 61.9°, r = 21.160 Saturn radii, phase = 147°
Mon, Jul 10, 2017
2017-191T14:24
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (283T)
Inbound 247918.6 km flyby, speed = 5.3 km/s, phase = 62°
Thu, Jul 13, 2017
2017-194T00:49
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (283E)
Inbound 114889.9 km flyby, speed = 29.1 km/s, phase = 97°
Thu, Jul 13, 2017
2017-194T01:05
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 1.056 Saturn radii ( 63682 km)
Thu, Jul 13, 2017
2017-194T01:06
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (283P)
Inbound 79769.0 km flyby, speed = 29.8 km/s, phase = 148°
Thu, Jul 13, 2017
2017-194T01:08
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (283A)
Inbound 80934.8 km flyby, speed = 29.8 km/s, phase = 139°
Thu, Jul 13, 2017
2017-194T01:09
Periapsis Rev 283
R = 1.051 Saturn radii, lat = -7°, phase = 33°
Thu, Jul 13, 2017
2017-194T01:22
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (283P)
Outbound 112599.0 km flyby, speed = 28.7 km/s, phase = 100°
Sat, Jul 15, 2017
2017-196T04:58
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.608 Saturn radii (1182941 km)
Sun, Jul 16, 2017
2017-197T06:49
Apoapsis Rev 284
period = 6.5 days, inclination = 61.8°, r = 21.158 Saturn radii, phase = 147°
Wed, Jul 19, 2017
2017-200T12:06
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (284A)
Inbound 120763.3 km flyby, speed = 30.0 km/s, phase = 72°
Wed, Jul 19, 2017
2017-200T12:26
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 1.055 Saturn radii ( 63625 km)
Wed, Jul 19, 2017
2017-200T12:30
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (284J)
Inbound 93689.3 km flyby, speed = 29.8 km/s, phase = 140°
Wed, Jul 19, 2017
2017-200T12:30
Periapsis Rev 284
R = 1.050 Saturn radii, lat = -7°, phase = 33°
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
2017-202T15:57
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.563 Saturn radii (1180219 km)
Sat, Jul 22, 2017
2017-203T18:09
Apoapsis Rev 285
period = 6.5 days, inclination = 61.8°, r = 21.156 Saturn radii, phase = 147°
Tue, Jul 25, 2017
2017-206T03:33
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (285T)
Inbound 907924.5 km flyby, speed = 10.3 km/s, phase = 56°
Tue, Jul 25, 2017
2017-206T23:37
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (285P)
Inbound 80388.6 km flyby, speed = 30.0 km/s, phase = 118°
Tue, Jul 25, 2017
2017-206T23:45
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 1.055 Saturn radii ( 63641 km)
Tue, Jul 25, 2017
2017-206T23:49
Periapsis Rev 285
R = 1.051 Saturn radii, lat = -7°, phase = 33°
Thu, Jul 27, 2017
2017-208T02:27
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (285T)
Outbound 548571.2 km flyby, speed = 8.6 km/s, phase = 68°
Fri, Jul 28, 2017
2017-209T02:56
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.524 Saturn radii (1177881 km)
Sat, Jul 29, 2017
2017-210T05:30
Apoapsis Rev 286
period = 6.5 days, inclination = 61.7°, r = 21.162 Saturn radii, phase = 147°
Tue, Aug 1, 2017
2017-213T10:50
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (286P)
Inbound 112866.4 km flyby, speed = 29.9 km/s, phase = 80°
Tue, Aug 1, 2017
2017-213T11:00
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (286P)
Inbound 85045.6 km flyby, speed = 29.8 km/s, phase = 123°
Tue, Aug 1, 2017
2017-213T11:07
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 1.056 Saturn radii ( 63719 km)
Tue, Aug 1, 2017
2017-213T11:12
Periapsis Rev 286
R = 1.052 Saturn radii, lat = -7°, phase = 34°
Tue, Aug 1, 2017
2017-213T11:32
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (286P)
Outbound 118232.5 km flyby, speed = 27.6 km/s, phase = 92°
Thu, Aug 3, 2017
2017-215T14:00
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.484 Saturn radii (1175488 km)
Fri, Aug 4, 2017
2017-216T16:55
Apoapsis Rev 287
period = 6.5 days, inclination = 61.7°, r = 21.166 Saturn radii, phase = 147°
Mon, Aug 7, 2017
2017-219T22:34
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 1.057 Saturn radii ( 63753 km)
Mon, Aug 7, 2017
2017-219T22:35
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (287J)
Inbound 89712.3 km flyby, speed = 29.8 km/s, phase = 151°
Mon, Aug 7, 2017
2017-219T22:38
Periapsis Rev 287
R = 1.052 Saturn radii, lat = -7°, phase = 34°
Mon, Aug 7, 2017
2017-219T22:42
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (287A)
Outbound 94470.6 km flyby, speed = 29.6 km/s, phase = 122°
Mon, Aug 7, 2017
2017-219T22:51
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (287E)
Outbound 120045.0 km flyby, speed = 28.5 km/s, phase = 111°
Thu, Aug 10, 2017
2017-222T01:06
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.439 Saturn radii (1172726 km)
Fri, Aug 11, 2017
2017-223T04:16
Apoapsis Rev 288
period = 6.5 days, inclination = 61.9°, r = 21.161 Saturn radii, phase = 146°
Fri, Aug 11, 2017
2017-223T04:55
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (288T)
Inbound 175234.4 km flyby, speed = 5.0 km/s, phase = 82°
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
2017-226T09:28
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (288A)
Inbound 107301.7 km flyby, speed = 30.1 km/s, phase = 83°
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
2017-226T09:39
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (288P)
Inbound 79502.8 km flyby, speed = 30.1 km/s, phase = 135°
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
2017-226T09:44
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 1.034 Saturn radii ( 62401 km)
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
2017-226T09:48
Periapsis Rev 288
R = 1.030 Saturn radii, lat = -7°, phase = 34°
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
2017-228T11:33
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.359 Saturn radii (1167935 km)
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
2017-229T15:24
Apoapsis Rev 289
period = 6.5 days, inclination = 61.6°, r = 21.167 Saturn radii, phase = 146°
Sun, Aug 20, 2017
2017-232T20:36
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (289P)
Inbound 120976.2 km flyby, speed = 29.5 km/s, phase = 71°
Sun, Aug 20, 2017
2017-232T20:51
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (289P)
Inbound 76080.0 km flyby, speed = 30.2 km/s, phase = 126°
Sun, Aug 20, 2017
2017-232T20:57
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 1.034 Saturn radii ( 62358 km)
Sun, Aug 20, 2017
2017-232T21:01
Periapsis Rev 289
R = 1.029 Saturn radii, lat = -7°, phase = 34°
Sun, Aug 20, 2017
2017-232T21:17
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (289D)
Outbound 115478.8 km flyby, speed = 28.1 km/s, phase = 102°
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
2017-234T22:22
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.303 Saturn radii (1164556 km)
Thu, Aug 24, 2017
2017-236T02:35
Apoapsis Rev 290
period = 6.5 days, inclination = 61.6°, r = 21.163 Saturn radii, phase = 146°
Sat, Aug 26, 2017
2017-238T06:27
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (290T)
Inbound 736333.2 km flyby, speed = 8.8 km/s, phase = 54°
Sun, Aug 27, 2017
2017-239T08:01
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (290J)
Inbound 90943.0 km flyby, speed = 30.1 km/s, phase = 139°
Sun, Aug 27, 2017
2017-239T08:06
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 1.033 Saturn radii ( 62314 km)
Sun, Aug 27, 2017
2017-239T08:09
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (290D)
Inbound 80787.0 km flyby, speed = 30.1 km/s, phase = 146°
Sun, Aug 27, 2017
2017-239T08:09
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (290P)
Inbound 85410.6 km flyby, speed = 30.0 km/s, phase = 143°
Sun, Aug 27, 2017
2017-239T08:10
Periapsis Rev 290
R = 1.028 Saturn radii, lat = -7°, phase = 34°
Sun, Aug 27, 2017
2017-239T08:11
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (290E)
Outbound 99574.0 km flyby, speed = 30.1 km/s, phase = 142°
Sun, Aug 27, 2017
2017-239T08:15
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (290P)
Outbound 100828.1 km flyby, speed = 29.7 km/s, phase = 124°
Sun, Aug 27, 2017
2017-239T08:33
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (290P)
Outbound 119452.2 km flyby, speed = 26.9 km/s, phase = 96°
Mon, Aug 28, 2017
2017-240T05:12
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (290T)
Outbound 743677.8 km flyby, speed = 10.2 km/s, phase = 67°
Tue, Aug 29, 2017
2017-241T09:07
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.249 Saturn radii (1161268 km)
Wed, Aug 30, 2017
2017-242T13:44
Apoapsis Rev 291
period = 6.5 days, inclination = 61.6°, r = 21.163 Saturn radii, phase = 146°
Sat, Sep 2, 2017
2017-245T19:07
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (291D)
Inbound 80228.4 km flyby, speed = 30.2 km/s, phase = 121°
Sat, Sep 2, 2017
2017-245T19:14
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 1.033 Saturn radii ( 62313 km)
Sat, Sep 2, 2017
2017-245T19:18
Periapsis Rev 291
R = 1.028 Saturn radii, lat = -7°, phase = 35°
Sat, Sep 2, 2017
2017-245T19:22
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (291A)
Outbound 92705.6 km flyby, speed = 29.9 km/s, phase = 130°
Mon, Sep 4, 2017
2017-247T19:53
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.198 Saturn radii (1158220 km)
Wed, Sep 6, 2017
2017-249T00:54
Apoapsis Rev 292
period = 6.5 days, inclination = 61.6°, r = 21.165 Saturn radii, phase = 145°
Sat, Sep 9, 2017
2017-252T06:06
Nontargeted flyby of Daphnis (292D)
Inbound 115964.5 km flyby, speed = 30.2 km/s, phase = 67°
Sat, Sep 9, 2017
2017-252T06:09
Nontargeted flyby of Atlas (292A)
Inbound 109676.8 km flyby, speed = 30.2 km/s, phase = 75°
Sat, Sep 9, 2017
2017-252T06:25
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 1.034 Saturn radii ( 62359 km)
Sat, Sep 9, 2017
2017-252T06:29
Periapsis Rev 292
R = 1.028 Saturn radii, lat = -7°, phase = 35°
Sat, Sep 9, 2017
2017-252T06:44
Nontargeted flyby of Prometheus (292P)
Outbound 115248.8 km flyby, speed = 28.3 km/s, phase = 109°
Mon, Sep 11, 2017
2017-254T06:42
Ascending ring plane crossing
r = 19.146 Saturn radii (1155072 km)
Mon, Sep 11, 2017
2017-254T19:14
Nontargeted flyby of Titan (292T)
Outbound 84157.5 km flyby, speed = 5.2 km/s, phase = 80°
Tue, Sep 12, 2017
2017-255T11:52
Apoapsis Rev 293
period = 6.4 days, inclination = 61.5°, r = 21.157 Saturn radii, phase = 145°
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
2017-258T16:51
Nontargeted flyby of Janus (293J)
Inbound 111431.6 km flyby, speed = 29.8 km/s, phase = 93°
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
2017-258T16:55
Nontargeted flyby of Pan (293P)
Inbound 91238.9 km flyby, speed = 30.7 km/s, phase = 96°
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
2017-258T16:59
Nontargeted flyby of Pandora (293P)
Inbound 86012.4 km flyby, speed = 30.6 km/s, phase = 126°
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
2017-258T17:00
Nontargeted flyby of Epimetheus (293E)
Inbound 92262.3 km flyby, speed = 30.7 km/s, phase = 134°
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
2017-258T17:03
End of mission, atmospheric entry into Saturn (1.0 Saturn radii)
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
2017-258T17:05
Descending ring plane crossing
r = 0.988 Saturn radii ( 59589 km)
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
2017-258T17:10
Periapsis Rev 293
R = 0.983 Saturn radii, lat = -7°, phase = 35°

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

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