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Saturn Tour Dates: 2012

Saturn Tour Dates: 2012

This page contains the Saturn tour dates for 2012. Information on this page is subject to change.

Dates listed in Spacecraft Event Time (SCET) -- the time the something happens at the spacecraft based on Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

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Date Orbit Activity Description
     
Jan. 2, 2012 159 Close flyby (altitude = 29,415 km; 18,278 mi) of moon Titan
     
Jan. 3, 2012 159 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (580,000 km; 360,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Jan. 3, 2012 159 Distant flyby (altitude = 42,000 km; 26,000 mi) of moon Helene
     
Jan. 4, 2012 159 Distant flyby (altitude = 103,000 km; 64,000 mi) of moon Mimas
     
Jan. 4, 2012 159 Distant flyby (altitude = 118,000 km; 73,000 mi) of moon Janus
     
Jan. 4, 2012 159 Closest distance (267,000 km; 166,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 159
     
Jan. 4, 2012 159 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (420,000 km; 260,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Jan. 15, 2012 159 Cassini short engine burn number 306 to stay on course
     
Jan. 16, 2012 160 Farthest distance (3,000,000 km; 1,800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 160.
     
Jan. 27, 2012 160 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (590,000 km; 360,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Jan. 28, 2012 160 Closest distance (267,000 km; 166,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 160
     
Jan. 28, 2012 160 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (420,000 km; 260,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Jan. 30, 2012 160 Close flyby (altitude = 31,131 km; 19,344 mi) of moon Titan
     
Feb. 2, 2012 160 Cassini short engine burn number 308 to stay on course
     
Feb. 9, 2012 161 Farthest distance (2,900,000 km; 1,800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 161.
     
Feb. 9, 2012 161 Cassini short engine burn number 309 to stay on course
     
Feb. 15, 2012 161 Cassini short engine burn number 310 to stay on course
     
Feb. 16, 2012 161 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,970,000 km; 1,220,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Feb. 19, 2012 161 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind the moon Titan
     
Feb. 19, 2012 161 Close flyby (altitude = 3,803 km; 2,363 mi) of moon Titan
     
Feb. 20, 2012 161 Distant flyby (altitude = 91,000 km; 56,000 mi) of moon Polydeuces
     
Feb. 20, 2012 161 Distant flyby (altitude = 55,000 km; 34,000 mi) of moon Telesto
     
Feb. 20, 2012 161 Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
     
Feb. 20, 2012 161 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (260,000 km; 160,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Feb. 20, 2012 161 Distant flyby (altitude = 47,000 km; 29,000 mi) of moon Enceladus
     
Feb. 20, 2012 161 Distant flyby (altitude = 69,000 km; 43,000 mi) of moon Pallene
     
Feb. 20, 2012 161 Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
     
Feb. 20, 2012 161 Closest distance (195,000 km; 121,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 161
     
Feb. 20, 2012 161 Distant flyby (altitude = 60,000 km; 38,000 mi) of moon Pandora
     
Feb. 21, 2012 161 Distant flyby (altitude = 120,000 km; 74,000 mi) of moon Dione
     
Feb. 21, 2012 161 Distant flyby (altitude = 100,000 km; 62,000 mi) of moon Rhea
     
Feb. 21, 2012 161 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (600,000 km; 370,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Feb. 22, 2012 161 Cassini short engine burn number 311 to stay on course
     
Feb. 29, 2012 162 Farthest distance (2,400,000 km; 1,500,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 162.
     
March 6, 2012 162 Distant flyby (altitude = 718,000 km; 446,000 mi) of moon Titan
     
March 7, 2012 162 Distant flyby (altitude = 104,000 km; 65,000 mi) of moon Hyperion
     
March 9, 2012 162 Distant flyby (altitude = 864,000 km; 537,000 mi) of moon Titan
     
March 9, 2012 162 Distant flyby (altitude = 110,000 km; 68,000 mi) of moon Helene
     
March 9, 2012 162 Cassini short engine burn number 312 to stay on course
     
March 9, 2012 162 Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
     
March 9, 2012 162 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (260,000 km; 160,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
March 9, 2012 162 Distant flyby (altitude = 9,000 km; 6,000 mi) of moon Enceladus
     
March 9, 2012 162 Closest distance (196,000 km; 122,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 162
     
March 9, 2012 162 Distant flyby (altitude = 58,000 km; 36,000 mi) of moon Prometheus
     
March 9, 2012 162 Distant flyby (altitude = 111,000 km; 69,000 mi) of moon Epimetheus
     
March 9, 2012 162 Distant flyby (altitude = 47,000 km; 29,000 mi) of moon Calypso
     
March 10, 2012 162 Distant flyby (altitude = 42,000 km; 26,000 mi) of moon Rhea
     
March 10, 2012 162 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (590,000 km; 370,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
March 15, 2012 162 Cassini short engine burn number 312a to stay on course
     
March 18, 2012 163 Farthest distance (2,400,000 km; 1,500,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 163.
     
March 24, 2012 163 Cassini short engine burn number 313 to stay on course
     
March 27, 2012 163 Distant flyby (altitude = 118,000 km; 73,000 mi) of moon Polydeuces
     
March 27, 2012 163 Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
     
March 27, 2012 163 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (260,000 km; 160,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
March 27, 2012 163 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Enceladus
     
March 27, 2012 163 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Enceladus
     
March 27, 2012 163 Close flyby (altitude = 74 km; 46 mi) of moon Enceladus
     
March 27, 2012 163 Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
     
March 27, 2012 163 Distant flyby (altitude = 63,000 km; 39,000 mi) of moon Prometheus
     
March 27, 2012 163 Closest distance (196,000 km; 122,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 163
     
March 27, 2012 163 Distant flyby (altitude = 44,000 km; 27,000 mi) of moon Janus
     
March 27, 2012 163 Distant flyby (altitude = 44,000 km; 27,000 mi) of moon Dione
     
March 28, 2012 163 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (580,000 km; 360,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
March 30, 2012 163 Cassini short engine burn number 314 to stay on course
     
April 4, 2012 163 Cassini short engine burn number 315 to stay on course
     
April 5, 2012 164 Farthest distance (2,400,000 km; 1,500,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 164.
     
April 11, 2012 164 Cassini short engine burn number 316 to stay on course
     
April 14, 2012 164 Distant flyby (altitude = 105,000 km; 65,000 mi) of moon Helene
     
April 14, 2012 164 Distant flyby (altitude = 49,000 km; 30,000 mi) of moon Calypso
     
April 14, 2012 164 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (260,000 km; 160,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
April 14, 2012 164 Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
     
April 14, 2012 164 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Enceladus
     
April 14, 2012 164 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Enceladus
     
April 14, 2012 164 Close flyby (altitude = 74 km; 46 mi) of moon Enceladus
     
April 14, 2012 164 Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
     
April 14, 2012 164 Distant flyby (altitude = 98,000 km; 61,000 mi) of moon Prometheus
     
April 14, 2012 164 Distant flyby (altitude = 87,000 km; 54,000 mi) of moon Pandora
     
April 14, 2012 164 Closest distance (196,000 km; 122,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 164
     
April 14, 2012 164 Distant flyby (altitude = 995,000 km; 618,000 mi) of moon Titan
     
April 14, 2012 164 Distant flyby (altitude = 9,000 km; 6,000 mi) of moon Tethys
     
April 15, 2012 164 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (570,000 km; 360,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
April 16, 2012 164 Distant flyby (altitude = 123,000 km; 77,000 mi) of moon Hyperion
     
April 17, 2012 164 Cassini short engine burn number 317 to stay on course
     
April 23, 2012 165 Farthest distance (2,400,000 km; 1,500,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 165.
     
April 23, 2012 165 Cassini short engine burn number 318 to stay on course
     
April 28, 2012 165 Cassini short engine burn number 319 to stay on course
     
May 2, 2012 165 Distant flyby (altitude = 118,000 km; 73,000 mi) of moon Polydeuces
     
May 2, 2012 165 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (260,000 km; 160,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
May 2, 2012 165 Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
     
May 2, 2012 165 Close flyby (altitude = 74 km; 46 mi) of moon Enceladus
     
May 2, 2012 165 Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
     
May 2, 2012 165 Closest distance (196,000 km; 122,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 165
     
May 2, 2012 165 Distant flyby (altitude = 85,000 km; 53,000 mi) of moon Atlas
     
May 2, 2012 165 Distant flyby (altitude = 8,000 km; 5,000 mi) of moon Dione
     
May 2, 2012 165 Distant flyby (altitude = 834,000 km; 518,000 mi) of moon Titan
     
May 2, 2012 165 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (570,000 km; 350,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
May 5, 2012 165 Cassini short engine burn number 320 to stay on course
     
May 5, 2012 165 Distant flyby (altitude = 700,000 km; 435,000 mi) of moon Titan
     
May 11, 2012 166 Farthest distance (2,400,000 km; 1,500,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 166.
     
May 13, 2012 166 Cassini short engine burn number 321 to stay on course
     
May 18, 2012 166 Cassini short engine burn number 322 to stay on course
     
May 19, 2012 166 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (480,000 km; 300,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
May 19, 2012 166 Distant flyby (altitude = 54,000 km; 33,000 mi) of moon Tethys
     
May 19, 2012 166 Distant flyby (altitude = 70,000 km; 44,000 mi) of moon Enceladus
     
May 19, 2012 166 Distant flyby (altitude = 115,000 km; 72,000 mi) of moon Daphnis
     
May 19, 2012 166 Distant flyby (altitude = 101,000 km; 63,000 mi) of moon Prometheus
     
May 20, 2012 166 Distant flyby (altitude = 64,000 km; 40,000 mi) of moon Pan
     
May 20, 2012 166 Closest distance (194,000 km; 121,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 166
     
May 20, 2012 166 Distant flyby (altitude = 2,000 km; 1,000 mi) of moon Methone
     
May 20, 2012 166 Distant flyby (altitude = 113,000 km; 70,000 mi) of moon Mimas
     
May 20, 2012 166 Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
     
May 20, 2012 166 Distant flyby (altitude = 75,000 km; 47,000 mi) of moon Pallene
     
May 20, 2012 166 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (290,000 km; 180,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
May 20, 2012 166 Distant flyby (altitude = 11,000 km; 7,000 mi) of moon Telesto
     
May 21, 2012 166 Close flyby (altitude = 955 km; 593 mi) of moon Titan
     
May 21, 2012 166 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (1,260,000 km; 780,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
May 24, 2012 166 Cassini short engine burn number 323 to stay on course
     
May 27, 2012 167 Farthest distance (2,300,000 km; 1,400,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 167.
     
May 29, 2012 167 Cassini short engine burn number 324 to stay on course
     
June 3, 2012 167 Cassini short engine burn number 325 to stay on course
     
June 4, 2012 167 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
June 4, 2012 167 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
June 4, 2012 167 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn
     
June 4, 2012 167 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
     
June 4, 2012 167 Distant flyby (altitude = 75,000 km; 46,000 mi) of moon Pallene
     
June 4, 2012 167 Distant flyby (altitude = 100,000 km; 62,000 mi) of moon Prometheus
     
June 4, 2012 167 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (200,000 km; 120,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
June 4, 2012 167 Distant flyby (altitude = 50,000 km; 31,000 mi) of moon Pandora
     
June 4, 2012 167 Closest distance (187,000 km; 116,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 167
     
June 4, 2012 167 Distant flyby (altitude = 44,000 km; 27,000 mi) of moon Mimas
     
June 4, 2012 167 Distant flyby (altitude = 76,000 km; 47,000 mi) of moon Daphnis
     
June 4, 2012 167 Distant flyby (altitude = 100,000 km; 62,000 mi) of moon Atlas
     
June 6, 2012 167 Close flyby (altitude = 959 km; 596 mi) of moon Titan
     
June 6, 2012 167 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (1,230,000 km; 770,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
June 9, 2012 167 Cassini short engine burn number 326 to stay on course
     
June 16, 2012 168 Farthest distance (2,900,000 km; 1,800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 168.
     
June 20, 2012 168 Cassini short engine burn number 327 to stay on course
     
June 27, 2012 168 Distant flyby (altitude = 459,000 km; 285,000 mi) of moon Titan
     
June 28, 2012 168 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
June 28, 2012 168 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
June 28, 2012 168 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn
     
June 28, 2012 168 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
     
June 28, 2012 168 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (350,000 km; 220,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
June 28, 2012 168 Distant flyby (altitude = 68,000 km; 43,000 mi) of moon Tethys
     
June 28, 2012 168 Closest distance (305,000 km; 190,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 168
     
June 30, 2012 168 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (1,250,000 km; 770,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
July 10, 2012 169 Farthest distance (2,900,000 km; 1,800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 169.
     
July 20, 2012 169 Cassini short engine burn number 328 to stay on course
     
July 22, 2012 169 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
July 22, 2012 169 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
July 22, 2012 169 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn
     
July 22, 2012 169 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
     
July 22, 2012 169 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (360,000 km; 220,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
July 22, 2012 169 Distant flyby (altitude = 111,000 km; 69,000 mi) of moon Helene
     
July 22, 2012 169 Closest distance (305,000 km; 190,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 169
     
July 24, 2012 169 Close flyby (altitude = 1,012 km; 629 mi) of moon Titan
     
July 24, 2012 169 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (1,230,000 km; 760,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
July 27, 2012 169 Cassini short engine burn number 329 to stay on course
     
Aug. 2, 2012 170 Farthest distance (2,600,000 km; 1,600,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 170.
     
Aug. 6, 2012 170 Cassini short engine burn number 330 to stay on course
     
Aug. 12, 2012 170 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Aug. 12, 2012 170 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn
     
Aug. 12, 2012 170 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
     
Aug. 12, 2012 170 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Aug. 12, 2012 170 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (410,000 km; 250,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Aug. 12, 2012 170 Distant flyby (altitude = 93,000 km; 58,000 mi) of moon Telesto
     
Aug. 12, 2012 170 Closest distance (347,000 km; 215,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 170
     
Aug. 14, 2012 170 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (1,230,000 km; 770,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Aug. 23, 2012 171 Farthest distance (2,600,000 km; 1,600,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 171.
   


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