This page contains the Saturn tour dates for 2017. Information on this page is subject to change.


Jan. 1, 2017 - Orbit 255

  • Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (150,000 km; 90,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Closest distance (150,000 km; 93,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 255
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 99,000 km; 61,000 mi) of moon Daphnis

Jan. 2, 2017 - Orbit 255

  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn

Jan. 4, 2017 - Orbit 255

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn) 

Jan. 5, 2017 - Orbit 256

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 256.

Jan. 9, 2017 - Orbit 256

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 101,000 km; 63,000 mi) of moon Atlas
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 71,000 km; 44,000 mi) of moon Epimetheus
  • Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (150,000 km; 90,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Closest distance (150,000 km; 93,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 256
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 56,000 km; 35,000 mi) of moon Daphnis
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 95,000 km; 59,000 mi) of moon Prometheus
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn

Jan. 11, 2017 - Orbit 256

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)

Jan. 12, 2017 - Orbit 257

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 257.

Jan. 16, 2017 - Orbit 257

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 117,000 km; 73,000 mi) of moon Janus
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 25,000 km; 15,000 mi) of moon Atlas
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 63,000 km; 39,000 mi) of moon Pallene
  • Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (150,000 km; 90,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 18,000 km; 11,000 mi) of moon Daphnis
  • Closest distance (150,000 km; 93,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 257
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn

Jan. 17, 2017 - Orbit 257

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 724,000 km; 450,000 mi) of moon Titan

Jan. 18, 2017 - Orbit 257

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)

Jan. 19, 2017 - Orbit 258

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 258.

Jan. 23, 2017 - Orbit 258

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 39,000 km; 24,000 mi) of moon Daphnis
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 124,000 km; 77,000 mi) of moon Enceladus
  • Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (150,000 km; 90,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 19,000 km; 12,000 mi) of moon Pandora
  • Closest distance (150,000 km; 93,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 258
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 60,000 km; 37,000 mi) of moon Atlas

Jan. 24, 2017 - Orbit 258

  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn

Jan. 26, 2017 - Orbit 258

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 259.

Jan. 30, 2017 - Orbit 259

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 86,000 km; 53,000 mi) of moon Daphnis
  • Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 40,000 km; 25,000 mi) of moon Mimas
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 6,000 km; 4,000 mi) of moon Epimetheus
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (150,000 km; 90,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 53,000 km; 33,000 mi) of moon Prometheus
  • Closest distance (150,000 km; 93,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 259

Jan. 31, 2017 - Orbit 259

  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn

Feb. 1, 2017 - Orbit 259

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 221,000 km; 137,000 mi) of moon Titan

Feb. 2, 2017 - Orbit 259

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)

Feb. 3, 2017 - Orbit 260

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 260.

Feb. 6, 2017 - Orbit 260

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 96,000 km; 59,000 mi) of moon Pan
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 91,000 km; 57,000 mi) of moon Janus
  • Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration.  High gain antenna used like umbrella to shield Cassini.
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (150,000 km; 90,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 84,000 km; 52,000 mi) of moon Methone
  • Closest distance (151,000 km; 94,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 260

Feb. 7, 2017 - Orbit 260

  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn

Feb. 9, 2017 - Orbit 260

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)

Feb. 10, 2017 - Orbit 261

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 261.

Feb. 13, 2017 - Orbit 261

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 75,000 km; 47,000 mi) of moon Aegaeon
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 69,000 km; 43,000 mi) of moon Methone
  • Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration.  High gain antenna used like umbrella to shield Cassini.
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (150,000 km; 90,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Closest distance (151,000 km; 94,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 261

Feb. 14, 2017 - Orbit 261

  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn

Feb. 16, 2017 - Orbit 261

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)

Feb. 17, 2017 - Orbit 261

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 186,000 km; 116,000 mi) of moon Titan

Feb. 17, 2017 - Orbit 262

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 262.
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 74,000 km; 46,000 mi) of moon Pan
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 68,000 km; 42,000 mi) of moon Prometheus

Feb. 21, 2017 - Orbit 262

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 106,000 km; 66,000 mi) of moon Pallene
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 11,000 km; 7,000 mi) of moon Epimetheus
  • Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (150,000 km; 90,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 51,000 km; 32,000 mi) of moon Aegaeon
  • Closest distance (149,000 km; 93,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 262
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn

Feb. 23, 2017 - Orbit 262

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)

Feb. 24, 2017 - Orbit 263

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 263.

Feb. 28, 2017 - Orbit 263

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 92,000 km; 57,000 mi) of moon Janus
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 57,000 km; 36,000 mi) of moon Pandora
  • Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (150,000 km; 90,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Closest distance (149,000 km; 93,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 263
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings

March 1, 2017 - Orbit 263

  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn

March 2, 2017 - Orbit 263

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)

March 3, 2017 - Orbit 264

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 264.

March 5, 2017 - Orbit 264

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 492,000 km; 306,000 mi) of moon Titan

March 7, 2017 - Orbit 264

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 102,000 km; 63,000 mi) of moon Mimas
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 25,000 km; 15,000 mi) of moon Pan
  • Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (150,000 km; 90,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Closest distance (149,000 km; 92,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 264

March 8, 2017 - Orbit 264

  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn

March 10, 2017 - Orbit 264

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)

March 11, 2017 - Orbit 265

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 265.

March 14, 2017 - Orbit 265

  • Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (150,000 km; 90,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 38,000 km; 24,000 mi) of moon Epimetheus
  • Closest distance (149,000 km; 92,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 265
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 111,000 km; 69,000 mi) of moon Pandora

March 15, 2017 - Orbit 265

  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn

March 17, 2017 - Orbit 265

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)

March 18, 2017 - Orbit 266

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 266.

March 20, 2017 - Orbit 266

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 874,000 km; 543,000 mi) of moon Titan

March 21, 2017 - Orbit 266

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 44,000 km; 27,000 mi) of moon Janus
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 107,000 km; 66,000 mi) of moon Pallene
  • Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (150,000 km; 90,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Closest distance (148,000 km; 92,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 266
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 55,000 km; 34,000 mi) of moon Pan

March 22, 2017 - Orbit 266

  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 955,000 km; 593,000 mi) of moon Titan

March 24, 2017 - Orbit 266

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)

March 25, 2017 - Orbit 267

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 267.

March 29, 2017 - Orbit 267

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 93,000 km; 58,000 mi) of moon Enceladus
  • Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (150,000 km; 90,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 121,000 km; 75,000 mi) of moon Mimas
  • Closest distance (148,000 km; 92,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 267
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn

March 31, 2017 - Orbit 267

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)

April 1, 2017 - Orbit 268

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 268.

April 5, 2017 - Orbit 268

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 66,000 km; 41,000 mi) of moon Atlas
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 40,000 km; 25,000 mi) of moon Pandora
  • Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (150,000 km; 90,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Closest distance (148,000 km; 92,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 268
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 111,000 km; 69,000 mi) of moon Epimetheus
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn

April 6, 2017 - Orbit 268

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 478,000 km; 297,000 mi) of moon Titan

April 7, 2017 - Orbit 268

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)

April 8, 2017 - Orbit 269

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 269.

April 12, 2017 - Orbit 269

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 98,000 km; 61,000 mi) of moon Mimas
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 21,000 km; 13,000 mi) of moon Aegaeon
  • Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (150,000 km; 90,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 9,000 km; 6,000 mi) of moon Janus
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 15,000 km; 9,000 mi) of moon Atlas
  • Closest distance (149,000 km; 92,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 269
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 88,000 km; 55,000 mi) of moon Prometheus
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn

April 13, 2017 - Orbit 269

  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn

April 14, 2017 - Orbit 269

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)

April 15, 2017 - Orbit 270

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 270.

April 18, 2017 - Orbit 270

  • Cassini short engine burn number 469 to stay on course

April 19, 2017 - Orbit 270

  • Protective measures to ensure safe passage through area of increased ring particle concentration
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (150,000 km; 90,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 89,000 km; 55,000 mi) of moon Methone
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 111,000 km; 69,000 mi) of moon Aegaeon
  • Closest distance (149,000 km; 92,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 270
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 77,000 km; 48,000 mi) of moon Atlas
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 117,000 km; 73,000 mi) of moon Pandora
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 118,000 km; 73,000 mi) of moon Daphnis

April 20, 2017 - Orbit 270

  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn

April 22, 2017 - Orbit 270

  • Close flyby (altitude = 979 km; 608 mi) of moon Titan
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 271.
  • Series of 22 orbits with periapses / ring crossings between Rings and planet

April 26, 2017 - Orbit 271

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 99,000 km; 62,000 mi) of moon Janus
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 74,000 km; 46,000 mi) of moon Atlas
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (60,000 km; 40,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Closest distance (64,000 km; 40,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 271
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 83,000 km; 52,000 mi) of moon Daphnis
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 104,000 km; 65,000 mi) of moon Epimetheus
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn

April 28, 2017 - Orbit 271

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)

April 29, 2017 - Orbit 272

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 272.

May 2, 2017 -Orbit 272

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 77,000 km; 48,000 mi) of moon Daphnis
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 75,000 km; 47,000 mi) of moon PrometheusCassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (60,000 km; 40,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Closest distance (64,000 km; 40,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 272
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn

May 4, 2017 - Orbit 272

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)

May 5, 2017 - Orbit 273

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 273.

May 7, 2017 - Orbit 273

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 488,000 km; 303,000 mi) of moon Titan

May 9, 2017 - Orbit 273

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 120,000 km; 74,000 mi) of moon Daphnis
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 114,000 km; 71,000 mi) of moon Pan
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (60,000 km; 40,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 79,000 km; 49,000 mi) of moon Pandora
  • Closest distance (64,000 km; 40,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 273
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 979,000 km; 608,000 mi) of moon Titan

May 11, 2017 - Orbit 273

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,210,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)

May 12, 2017 - Orbit 274

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 274.

May 15, 2017 - Orbit 274

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 87,000 km; 54,000 mi) of moon Epimetheus
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (60,000 km; 40,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 75,000 km; 47,000 mi) of moon Pan
  • Closest distance (64,000 km; 40,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 274
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 86,000 km; 53,000 mi) of moon Prometheus
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 123,000 km; 76,000 mi) of moon Aegaeon
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 121,000 km; 75,000 mi) of moon Atlas
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn

May 17, 2017 - Orbit 274

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,200,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)

May 18, 2017 - Orbit 275

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 275.

May 21, 2017 - Orbit 275

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 88,000 km; 55,000 mi) of moon Atlas
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (60,000 km; 40,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Closest distance (64,000 km; 40,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 275
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 107,000 km; 66,000 mi) of moon Janus
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 120,000 km; 74,000 mi) of moon Aegaeon

May 22, 2017 - Orbit 275

  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn

May 23, 2017 - Orbit 275

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 139,000 km; 86,000 mi) of moon Titan

May 24, 2017 - Orbit 275

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,200,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Northern summer solstice (maximum Solar declination)

May 25, 2017 - Orbit 276

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 276.

May 28, 2017 - Orbit 276

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 104,000 km; 65,000 mi) of moon Pandora
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (60,000 km; 40,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 123,000 km; 77,000 mi) of moon Mimas
  • Closest distance (65,000 km; 40,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 276
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 125,000 km; 78,000 mi) of moon Aegaeon
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 118,000 km; 73,000 mi) of moon Prometheus
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn

May 30, 2017 - Orbit 276

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,200,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)

May 31, 2017 - Orbit 277

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 277.

June 4, 2017 - Orbit 277

  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn

June 6, 2017 - Orbit 277

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,200,000 km; 750,000 mi wrt Saturn)

June 7, 2017 - Orbit 278

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 278.

June 8, 2017 - Orbit 278

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 349,000 km; 217,000 mi) of moon Titan

June 10, 2017 - Orbit 278

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (60,000 km; 40,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Closest distance (64,000 km; 40,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 278
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 84,000 km; 52,000 mi) of moon Pan
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 104,000 km; 65,000 mi) of moon Janus
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings

June 12, 2017 - Orbit 278

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,200,000 km; 740,000 mi wrt Saturn)

June 13, 2017 - Orbit 279

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 279.

June 16, 2017 - Orbit 279

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 100,000 km; 62,000 mi) of moon Prometheus
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 74,000 km; 46,000 mi) of moon Atlas
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (60,000 km; 40,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Closest distance (64,000 km; 40,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 279
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 116,000 km; 72,000 mi) of moon Daphnis
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings

June 17, 2017 - Orbit 279

  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings

June 19, 2017 - Orbit 279

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,190,000 km; 740,000 mi wrt Saturn)

June 20, 2017 - Orbit 280

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 280.

June 23, 2017 - Orbit 280

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 110,000 km; 68,000 mi) of moon Epimetheus
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (60,000 km; 40,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Closest distance (64,000 km; 40,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 280
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 82,000 km; 51,000 mi) of moon Daphnis
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 95,000 km; 59,000 mi) of moon Pandora
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings

June 24, 2017 - Orbit 280

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 338,000 km; 210,000 mi) of moon Titan

June 25, 2017 - Orbit 280

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,190,000 km; 740,000 mi wrt Saturn)

June 26, 2017 - Orbit 281

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 281.

June 29, 2017 - Orbit 281

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 99,000 km; 61,000 mi) of moon Pan
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 73,000 km; 45,000 mi) of moon Daphnis
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 75,000 km; 46,000 mi) of moon Prometheus
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (60,000 km; 40,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Closest distance (64,000 km; 40,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 281
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 96,000 km; 60,000 mi) of moon Janus
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings

July 2, 2017 - Orbit 281

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,190,000 km; 740,000 mi wrt Saturn)

July 3, 2017 - Orbit 282

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 282.

July 6, 2017 - Orbit 282

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 92,000 km; 57,000 mi) of moon Daphnis
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (60,000 km; 40,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Closest distance (64,000 km; 40,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 282
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 104,000 km; 65,000 mi) of moon Pan
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings

July 8, 2017 - Orbit 282

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,190,000 km; 740,000 mi wrt Saturn)

July 9, 2017 - Orbit 283

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 283.

July 10, 2017 - Orbit 283

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 248,000 km; 154,000 mi) of moon Titan

July 12, 2017 - Orbit 283

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 115,000 km; 71,000 mi) of moon Epimetheus
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (60,000 km; 40,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 80,000 km; 50,000 mi) of moon Pandora
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 81,000 km; 50,000 mi) of moon Atlas
  • Closest distance (63,000 km; 39,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 283
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 113,000 km; 70,000 mi) of moon Prometheus
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings

July 13, 2017 - Orbit 283

  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings

July 14, 2017 - Orbit 283

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,180,000 km; 740,000 mi wrt Saturn)

July 16, 2017 - Orbit 284

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 284.

July 19, 2017 - Orbit 284

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 121,000 km; 75,000 mi) of moon Atlas
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (60,000 km; 40,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 94,000 km; 58,000 mi) of moon Janus
  • Closest distance (63,000 km; 39,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 284
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings

July 21, 2017 - Orbit 284

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,180,000 km; 730,000 mi wrt Saturn)

July 22, 2017 - Orbit 285

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 285.

July 24, 2017 - Orbit 285

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 908,000 km; 564,000 mi) of moon Titan

July 25, 2017 - Orbit 285

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 80,000 km; 50,000 mi) of moon Pan
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (60,000 km; 40,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Closest distance (63,000 km; 39,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 285
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings

July 26, 2017 - Orbit 285

  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 549,000 km; 341,000 mi) of moon Titan

July 27, 2017 - Orbit 285

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,180,000 km; 730,000 mi wrt Saturn)

July 28, 2017 - Orbit 286

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 286.

Aug. 1, 2017 - Orbit 286

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 113,000 km; 70,000 mi) of moon Prometheus
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 85,000 km; 53,000 mi) of moon Pandora
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (60,000 km; 40,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Closest distance (63,000 km; 39,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 286
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 118,000 km; 73,000 mi) of moon Pan
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings

Aug. 3, 2017 - Orbit 286

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,180,000 km; 730,000 mi wrt Saturn)

Aug. 4, 2017 - Orbit 287

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 287.

Aug. 7, 2017 - Orbit 287

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (60,000 km; 40,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 90,000 km; 56,000 mi) of moon Janus
  • Closest distance (63,000 km; 39,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 287
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 94,000 km; 59,000 mi) of moon Atlas
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 120,000 km; 75,000 mi) of moon Epimetheus
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings

Aug. 8, 2017 - Orbit 287

  • Cassini views the Sun as it passes behind Saturn's Rings

Aug. 9, 2017 - Orbit 287

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,170,000 km; 730,000 mi wrt Saturn)

Aug. 10, 2017 - Orbit 288

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 288.
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 175,000 km; 109,000 mi) of moon Titan

Aug. 14, 2017 - Orbit 288

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 107,000 km; 67,000 mi) of moon Atlas
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 80,000 km; 49,000 mi) of moon Prometheus
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (60,000 km; 40,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Closest distance (62,000 km; 39,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 288
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings

Aug. 16, 2017 - Orbit 288

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,170,000 km; 730,000 mi wrt Saturn)

Aug. 17, 2017 - Orbit 289

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 289.

Aug. 20, 2017 - Orbit 289

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 121,000 km; 75,000 mi) of moon Pandora
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 76,000 km; 47,000 mi) of moon Pan
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (60,000 km; 40,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Closest distance (62,000 km; 39,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 289
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 115,000 km; 72,000 mi) of moon Daphnis
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings

Aug. 22, 2017 - Orbit 289

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,160,000 km; 720,000 mi wrt Saturn)

Aug. 23, 2017 - Orbit 290

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 290.

Aug. 26, 2017 - Orbit 290

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 736,000 km; 458,000 mi) of moon Titan

Aug. 27, 2017 - Orbit 290

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Aug. 29, 2017 - Orbit 290

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 91,000 km; 57,000 mi) of moon Janus
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (60,000 km; 40,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 81,000 km; 50,000 mi) of moon Daphnis
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 85,000 km; 53,000 mi) of moon Prometheus
  • Closest distance (62,000 km; 39,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 290
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 100,000 km; 62,000 mi) of moon Epimetheus
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 101,000 km; 63,000 mi) of moon Pandora
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 119,000 km; 74,000 mi) of moon Pan
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 744,000 km; 462,000 mi) of moon Titan

Aug. 29, 2017 - Orbit 290

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,160,000 km; 720,000 mi wrt Saturn)

Aug. 30, 2017 - Orbit 291

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 291.

Sept. 2, 2017 -Orbit 291

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 80,000 km; 50,000 mi) of moon Daphnis
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (60,000 km; 40,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Closest distance (62,000 km; 39,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 291
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 93,000 km; 58,000 mi) of moon Atlas
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings

Sept. 4, 2017 - Orbit 291

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,160,000 km; 720,000 mi wrt Saturn)

Sept. 5, 2017 - Orbit 292

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 292.

Sept. 9, 2017 - Orbit 292

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 116,000 km; 72,000 mi) of moon Daphnis
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 110,000 km; 68,000 mi) of moon Atlas
  • Cassini passage through ring plane [North to South] (60,000 km; 40,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Closest distance (62,000 km; 39,000 mi) to Saturn on rev number 292
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 115,000 km; 72,000 mi) of moon Prometheus
  • Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings

Sept. 11, 2017 - Orbit 292

  • Cassini passage through ring plane [South to North] (1,160,000 km; 720,000 mi wrt Saturn)
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 84,000 km; 52,000 mi) of moon Titan

Sept. 12, 2017 - Orbit 293

  • Farthest distance (1,300,000 km; 800,000 mi) from Saturn. Start rev number 293.

Sept. 15, 2017 - Orbit 293

  • Distant flyby (altitude = 111,000 km; 69,000 mi) of moon Janus
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 91,000 km; 57,000 mi) of moon Pan
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 86,000 km; 53,000 mi) of moon Pandora
  • Distant flyby (altitude = 92,000 km; 57,000 mi) of moon Epimetheus
  • End of mission, atmospheric entry into Saturn