Every Mission to Saturn, Ever

Only 4 spacecraft have ever made it out to Saturn. Our most comprehensive look at the planet came from NASA and the European Space Agency's Cassini-Huygens mission, which spent 13 years exploring Saturn and its moons.

By studying Saturn we learn about how our solar system formed and evolved, and how countless others in the galaxy and beyond do as well. Its complex, planet-like moons make Saturn a solar system unto itself.

Saturn, planet of rings, moons and more to explore

Saturn is the crown jewel of our solar system. It has a stunning set of rings, diverse moons, and so much more to explore.

Titan, a moon with familiar vistas

Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is both the only other place in the Solar System with liquid on its surface and the only moon with a thick atmosphere, making it a tantalizing destination to search for life.

Enceladus, Saturn’s moon with a hidden ocean

With its subsurface ocean and so-called "tiger stripes," Enceladus is one of Saturn's most fascinating moons.

Dragonfly, NASA's mission to Saturn's moon Titan

NASA's Dragonfly mission is a helicopter drone that will explore Saturn’s largest moon Titan.

Cassini, the mission that revealed Saturn

NASA’s Cassini mission orbited Saturn from 2004 to 2017, circling the planet 294 times and teaching us almost everything we know about our ringed neighbor

The Voyager missions

Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 launched in 1977 and each made a grand tour of the solar system before heading out of it.

Pioneer 10 and 11, outer solar system explorers

NASA’s Pioneer 10 and 11 are twin probes that helped illuminate the outer stretches of our solar neighborhood.