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Saturn Tour Dates: 2016

Saturn Tour Dates: 2016

This page contains the Saturn tour dates for 2016. Information on this page is subject to change.

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Date Orbit Activity Description
     
Jan. 1, 2016 229 Distant flyby (altitude = 94,000 km; 58,000 mi) of moon Aegaeon
     
Jan. 1, 2016 229 Distant flyby (altitude = 97,000 km; 60,000 mi) of moon Pan
     
Jan. 1, 2016 229 Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
     
Jan. 1, 2016 229 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (160,000 km; 100,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Jan. 1, 2016 229 Closest distance (155,000 km; 96,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 229
     
Jan. 1, 2016 229 Distant flyby (altitude = 110,000 km; 68,000 mi) of moon Pandora
     
Jan. 1, 2016 229 Distant flyby (altitude = 28,000 km; 17,000 mi) of moon Methone
     
Jan. 1, 2016 229 Distant flyby (altitude = 39,000 km; 24,000 mi) of moon Tethys
     
Jan. 6, 2016 229 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,910,000 km; 1,180,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Jan. 7, 2016 230 Farthest distance (2,000,000 km; 1,200,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 230.
     
Jan. 12, 2016 230 Cassini short engine burn number 436 to stay on course
     
Jan. 13, 2016 230 Distant flyby (altitude = 115,000 km; 71,000 mi) of moon Calypso
     
Jan. 13, 2016 230 Distant flyby (altitude = 72,000 km; 45,000 mi) of moon Enceladus
     
Jan. 13, 2016 230 Distant flyby (altitude = 28,000 km; 17,000 mi) of moon Mimas
     
Jan. 13, 2016 230 Distant flyby (altitude = 94,000 km; 59,000 mi) of moon Atlas
     
Jan. 14, 2016 230 Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
     
Jan. 14, 2016 230 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (160,000 km; 100,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Jan. 14, 2016 230 Closest distance (155,000 km; 96,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 230
     
Jan. 14, 2016 230 Distant flyby (altitude = 23,000 km; 14,000 mi) of moon Daphnis
     
Jan. 14, 2016 230 Distant flyby (altitude = 14,000 km; 9,000 mi) of moon Telesto
     
Jan. 15, 2016 230 Close flyby (altitude = 3,817 km; 2,372 mi) of moon Titan
     
Jan. 16, 2016 230 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,580,000 km; 980,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Jan. 18, 2016 230 Cassini short engine burn number 437 to stay on course
     
Jan. 21, 2016 231 Farthest distance (2,200,000 km; 1,400,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 231.
     
Jan. 23, 2016 231 Cassini short engine burn number 438 to stay on course
     
Jan. 28, 2016 231 Cassini short engine burn number 439 to stay on course
     
Jan. 29, 2016 231 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (220,000 km; 130,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Jan. 29, 2016 231 Closest distance (210,000 km; 131,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 231
     
Jan. 30, 2016 231 Distant flyby (altitude = 117,000 km; 72,000 mi) of moon Pan
     
Jan. 30, 2016 231 Distant flyby (altitude = 105,000 km; 65,000 mi) of moon Polydeuces
     
Jan. 31, 2016 231 Close flyby (altitude = 1,400 km; 870 mi) of moon Titan
     
Jan. 31, 2016 231 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind the moon Titan
     
Jan. 31, 2016 231 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind the moon Titan
     
Jan. 31, 2016 231 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,270,000 km; 790,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Feb. 3, 2016 231 Cassini short engine burn number 440 to stay on course
     
Feb. 6, 2016 232 Farthest distance (2,200,000 km; 1,400,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 232.
     
Feb. 8, 2016 232 Cassini short engine burn number 441 to stay on course
     
Feb. 13, 2016 232 Cassini short engine burn number 442 to stay on course
     
Feb. 14, 2016 232 Distant flyby (altitude = 77,000 km; 48,000 mi) of moon Polydeuces
     
Feb. 14, 2016 232 Distant flyby (altitude = 49,000 km; 30,000 mi) of moon Telesto
     
Feb. 14, 2016 232 Distant flyby (altitude = 116,000 km; 72,000 mi) of moon Epimetheus
     
Feb. 14, 2016 232 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (250,000 km; 150,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Feb. 14, 2016 232 Closest distance (229,000 km; 142,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 232
     
Feb. 14, 2016 232 Distant flyby (altitude = 84,000 km; 52,000 mi) of moon Enceladus
     
Feb. 16, 2016 232 Close flyby (altitude = 1,018 km; 633 mi) of moon Titan
     
Feb. 16, 2016 232 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind the moon Titan
     
Feb. 16, 2016 232 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind the moon Titan
     
Feb. 16, 2016 232 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,240,000 km; 770,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Feb. 19, 2016 232 Cassini short engine burn number 443 to stay on course
     
Feb. 26, 2016 233 Farthest distance (2,800,000 km; 1,800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 233.
     
March 8, 2016 233 Distant flyby (altitude = 426,000 km; 265,000 mi) of moon Titan
     
March 9, 2016 233 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (430,000 km; 270,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
March 9, 2016 233 Closest distance (359,000 km; 223,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 233
     
March 11, 2016 233 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,230,000 km; 760,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
March 21, 2016 234 Farthest distance (2,800,000 km; 1,800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 234.
     
March 25, 2016 234 Cassini short engine burn number 444 to stay on course
     
April 1, 2016 234 Cassini short engine burn number 445 to stay on course
     
April 2, 2016 234 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (430,000 km; 270,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
April 2, 2016 234 Closest distance (361,000 km; 224,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 234
     
April 4, 2016 234 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind the moon Titan
     
April 4, 2016 234 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind the moon Titan
     
April 4, 2016 234 Close flyby (altitude = 990 km; 615 mi) of moon Titan
     
April 4, 2016 234 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,230,000 km; 760,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
April 7, 2016 234 Cassini short engine burn number 446 to stay on course
     
April 18, 2016 235 Farthest distance (3,400,000 km; 2,100,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 235.
     
April 22, 2016 235 Cassini short engine burn number 447 to stay on course
     
May 3, 2016 235 Cassini short engine burn number 448 to stay on course
     
May 3, 2016 235 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (660,000 km; 410,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
May 4, 2016 235 Closest distance (491,000 km; 305,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 235
     
May 6, 2016 235 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind the moon Titan
     
May 6, 2016 235 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind the moon Titan
     
May 6, 2016 235 Close flyby (altitude = 971 km; 603 mi) of moon Titan
     
May 6, 2016 235 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,220,000 km; 760,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
May 9, 2016 235 Cassini short engine burn number 449 to stay on course
     
May 20, 2016 236 Farthest distance (3,300,000 km; 2,000,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 236.
     
May 22, 2016 236 Cassini short engine burn number 450 to stay on course
     
June 4, 2016 236 Cassini short engine burn number 451 to stay on course
     
June 4, 2016 236 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (850,000 km; 530,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
June 5, 2016 236 Closest distance (591,000 km; 367,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 236
     
June 5, 2016 236 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
June 5, 2016 236 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
June 7, 2016 236 Close flyby (altitude = 975 km; 606 mi) of moon Titan
     
June 7, 2016 236 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind the moon Titan
     
June 7, 2016 236 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind the moon Titan
     
June 7, 2016 236 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,220,000 km; 760,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
June 11, 2016 236 Cassini short engine burn number 452 to stay on course
     
June 17, 2016 237 Farthest distance (2,600,000 km; 1,600,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 237.
     
June 27, 2016 237 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (870,000 km; 540,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
June 28, 2016 237 Closest distance (630,000 km; 392,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 237
     
June 29, 2016 237 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
June 29, 2016 237 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
June 29, 2016 237 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn
     
June 29, 2016 237 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
     
July 1, 2016 237 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,220,000 km; 760,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
July 10, 2016 238 Farthest distance (2,600,000 km; 1,600,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 238.
     
July 16, 2016 238 Cassini short engine burn number 453 to stay on course
     
July 21, 2016 238 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (870,000 km; 540,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
July 21, 2016 238 Cassini short engine burn number 454 to stay on course
     
July 22, 2016 238 Closest distance (630,000 km; 391,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 238
     
July 23, 2016 238 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
July 23, 2016 238 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
July 23, 2016 238 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn
     
July 23, 2016 238 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
     
July 25, 2016 238 Close flyby (altitude = 976 km; 606 mi) of moon Titan
     
July 25, 2016 238 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
July 27, 2016 238 Cassini short engine burn number 455 to stay on course
     
July 30, 2016 239 Farthest distance (1,900,000 km; 1,200,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 239.
     
Aug. 1, 2016 239 Cassini short engine burn number 456 to stay on course
     
Aug. 6, 2016 239 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (670,000 km; 420,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Aug. 6, 2016 239 Cassini short engine burn number 457 to stay on course
     
Aug. 7, 2016 239 Closest distance (561,000 km; 348,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 239
     
Aug. 8, 2016 239 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Aug. 8, 2016 239 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
     
Aug. 8, 2016 239 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Aug. 10, 2016 239 Close flyby (altitude = 1,599 km; 994 mi) of moon Titan
     
Aug. 10, 2016 239 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Aug. 13, 2016 240 Farthest distance (1,600,000 km; 1,000,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 240.
     
Aug. 13, 2016 240 Cassini short engine burn number 458 to stay on course
     
Aug. 18, 2016 240 Cassini short engine burn number 459 to stay on course
     
Aug. 19, 2016 240 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (500,000 km; 310,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Aug. 19, 2016 240 Distant flyby (altitude = 826,000 km; 513,000 mi) of moon Titan
     
Aug. 19, 2016 240 Closest distance (454,000 km; 282,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 240
     
Aug. 20, 2016 240 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Aug. 22, 2016 240 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Aug. 25, 2016 241 Farthest distance (1,600,000 km; 1,000,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 241.
     
Aug. 30, 2016 241 Distant flyby (altitude = 986,000 km; 613,000 mi) of moon Titan
     
Aug. 30, 2016 241 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (500,000 km; 310,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Aug. 31, 2016 241 Closest distance (454,000 km; 282,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 241
     
Sept. 1, 2016 241 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Sept. 3, 2016 241 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Sept. 6, 2016 242 Farthest distance (1,600,000 km; 1,000,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 242.
     
Sept. 11, 2016 242 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (500,000 km; 310,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Sept. 12, 2016 242 Closest distance (454,000 km; 282,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 242
     
Sept. 13, 2016 242 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Sept. 13, 2016 242 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
     
Sept. 15, 2016 242 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Sept. 18, 2016 243 Farthest distance (1,600,000 km; 1,000,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 243.
     
Sept. 22, 2016 243 Cassini short engine burn number 460 to stay on course
     
Sept. 23, 2016 243 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (500,000 km; 310,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Sept. 23, 2016 243 Distant flyby (altitude = 110,000 km; 68,000 mi) of moon Polydeuces
     
Sept. 24, 2016 243 Closest distance (454,000 km; 282,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 243
     
Sept. 25, 2016 243 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Sept. 25, 2016 243 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
     
Sept. 26, 2016 243 Close flyby (altitude = 1,737 km; 1,079 mi) of moon Titan
     
Sept. 26, 2016 243 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Sept. 29, 2016 244 Farthest distance (1,400,000 km; 900,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 244.
     
Sept. 29, 2016 244 Cassini short engine burn number 461 to stay on course
     
Oct. 3, 2016 244 Distant flyby (altitude = 877,000 km; 545,000 mi) of moon Titan
     
Oct. 3, 2016 244 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (350,000 km; 220,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Oct. 3, 2016 244 Distant flyby (altitude = 107,000 km; 66,000 mi) of moon Helene
     
Oct. 3, 2016 244 Closest distance (337,000 km; 209,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 244
     
Oct. 4, 2016 244 Cassini short engine burn number 462 to stay on course
     
Oct. 4, 2016 244 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Oct. 6, 2016 244 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Oct. 8, 2016 245 Farthest distance (1,400,000 km; 900,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 245.
     
Oct. 13, 2016 245 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (350,000 km; 220,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Oct. 13, 2016 245 Closest distance (337,000 km; 210,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 245
     
Oct. 14, 2016 245 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Oct. 16, 2016 245 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Oct. 18, 2016 246 Farthest distance (1,400,000 km; 900,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 246.
     
Oct. 22, 2016 246 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (350,000 km; 220,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Oct. 22, 2016 246 Distant flyby (altitude = 59,000 km; 37,000 mi) of moon Telesto
     
Oct. 22, 2016 246 Closest distance (337,000 km; 209,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 246
     
Oct. 24, 2016 246 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Oct. 25, 2016 246 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Oct. 27, 2016 247 Farthest distance (1,400,000 km; 900,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 247.
     
Oct. 29, 2016 247 Distant flyby (altitude = 860,000 km; 535,000 mi) of moon Titan
     
Nov. 1, 2016 247 Distant flyby (altitude = 104,000 km; 65,000 mi) of moon Telesto
     
Nov. 1, 2016 247 Distant flyby (altitude = 107,000 km; 66,000 mi) of moon Polydeuces
     
Nov. 1, 2016 247 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (350,000 km; 220,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Nov. 1, 2016 247 Closest distance (337,000 km; 209,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 247
     
Nov. 2, 2016 247 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Nov. 2, 2016 247 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Nov. 4, 2016 247 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Nov. 6, 2016 248 Farthest distance (1,400,000 km; 900,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 248.
     
Nov. 9, 2016 248 Cassini short engine burn number 463 to stay on course
     
Nov. 10, 2016 248 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (350,000 km; 220,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Nov. 10, 2016 248 Distant flyby (altitude = 102,000 km; 64,000 mi) of moon Tethys
     
Nov. 11, 2016 248 Closest distance (337,000 km; 209,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 248
     
Nov. 12, 2016 248 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Nov. 12, 2016 248 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Nov. 13, 2016 248 Close flyby (altitude = 1,582 km; 983 mi) of moon Titan
     
Nov. 13, 2016 248 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Nov. 15, 2016 249 Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 249.
     
Nov. 16, 2016 249 Cassini short engine burn number 464 to stay on course
     
Nov. 19, 2016 249 Distant flyby (altitude = 47,000 km; 29,000 mi) of moon Mimas
     
Nov. 19, 2016 249 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (220,000 km; 140,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Nov. 19, 2016 249 Distant flyby (altitude = 86,000 km; 53,000 mi) of moon Daphnis
     
Nov. 19, 2016 249 Distant flyby (altitude = 73,000 km; 45,000 mi) of moon Methone
     
Nov. 19, 2016 249 Distant flyby (altitude = 93,000 km; 58,000 mi) of moon Pandora
     
Nov. 19, 2016 249 Closest distance (218,000 km; 136,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 249
     
Nov. 19, 2016 249 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Nov. 19, 2016 249 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Nov. 21, 2016 249 Cassini short engine burn number 465 to stay on course
     
Nov. 21, 2016 249 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Nov. 23, 2016 250 Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 250.
     
Nov. 26, 2016 250 Cassini short engine burn number 466 to stay on course
     
Nov. 27, 2016 250 Distant flyby (altitude = 86,000 km; 53,000 mi) of moon Epimetheus
     
Nov. 27, 2016 250 Distant flyby (altitude = 22,000 km; 14,000 mi) of moon Enceladus
     
Nov. 27, 2016 250 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (220,000 km; 140,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Nov. 27, 2016 250 Closest distance (219,000 km; 136,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 250
     
Nov. 27, 2016 250 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Nov. 27, 2016 250 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Nov. 29, 2016 250 Close flyby (altitude = 3,223 km; 2,003 mi) of moon Titan
     
Nov. 29, 2016 250 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Nov. 30, 2016 251 Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 251.
     
Nov. 30, 2016 251 Series of 20 orbits with periapses / ring crossings just outside F ring
     
Dec. 4, 2016 251 Cassini short engine burn number 467 to stay on course
     
Dec. 4, 2016 251 Distant flyby (altitude = 50,000 km; 31,000 mi) of moon Methone
     
Dec. 4, 2016 251 Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration.  High gain antenna used like umbrella to shield Cassini.
     
Dec. 4, 2016 251 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (150,000 km; 90,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Dec. 4, 2016 251 Closest distance (152,000 km; 94,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 251
     
Dec. 4, 2016 251 Distant flyby (altitude = 57,000 km; 35,000 mi) of moon Pan
     
Dec. 4, 2016 251 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Dec. 4, 2016 251 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Dec. 6, 2016 251 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Dec. 7, 2016 252 Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 252.
     
Dec. 11, 2016 252 Distant flyby (altitude = 101,000 km; 63,000 mi) of moon Prometheus
     
Dec. 11, 2016 252 Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration.  High gain antenna used like umbrella to shield Cassini.
     
Dec. 11, 2016 252 Distant flyby (altitude = 95,000 km; 59,000 mi) of moon Pallene
     
Dec. 11, 2016 252 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (150,000 km; 90,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Dec. 11, 2016 252 Closest distance (152,000 km; 94,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 252
     
Dec. 12, 2016 252 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Dec. 12, 2016 252 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Dec. 14, 2016 252 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Dec. 15, 2016 253 Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 253.
     
Dec. 15, 2016 253 Distant flyby (altitude = 343,000 km; 213,000 mi) of moon Titan
     
Dec. 18, 2016 253 Distant flyby (altitude = 98,000 km; 61,000 mi) of moon Aegaeon
     
Dec. 18, 2016 253 Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
     
Dec. 18, 2016 253 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (150,000 km; 90,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Dec. 18, 2016 253 Distant flyby (altitude = 14,000 km; 9,000 mi) of moon Pandora
     
Dec. 18, 2016 253 Closest distance (151,000 km; 94,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 253
     
Dec. 18, 2016 253 Distant flyby (altitude = 110,000 km; 68,000 mi) of moon Janus
     
Dec. 18, 2016 253 Distant flyby (altitude = 93,000 km; 58,000 mi) of moon Pan
     
Dec. 19, 2016 253 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Dec. 19, 2016 253 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Dec. 21, 2016 253 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Dec. 22, 2016 254 Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 254.
     
Dec. 23, 2016 254 Cassini short engine burn number 468 to stay on course
     
Dec. 25, 2016 254 Distant flyby (altitude = 88,000 km; 55,000 mi) of moon Enceladus
     
Dec. 25, 2016 254 Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
     
Dec. 25, 2016 254 Distant flyby (altitude = 41,000 km; 25,000 mi) of moon Mimas
     
Dec. 25, 2016 254 Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (150,000 km; 90,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Dec. 25, 2016 254 Distant flyby (altitude = 32,000 km; 20,000 mi) of moon Aegaeon
     
Dec. 25, 2016 254 Closest distance (150,000 km; 93,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 254
     
Dec. 26, 2016 254 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Dec. 26, 2016 254 Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
     
Dec. 26, 2016 254 Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn
     
Dec. 28, 2016 254 Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)
     
Dec. 29, 2016 255 Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 255.
     
Dec. 31, 2016 255 Distant flyby (altitude = 682,000 km; 424,000 mi) of moon Titan
     



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