Animated view of spacecraft orbits

November 30, 2016

In this animated view created by Cassini's mission planning team, blue represents the Solstice mission orbits that began in 2010.

Yellow represents the 20 Ring-Grazing (F ring) Orbits, the penultimate science phase of the mission.

Orange represents the 22 Grand Finale orbits - Cassini's final exciting science phase.

For a look at all Cassini's orbit, see the 'Ball of Yarn' animation.

Credit

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Erick Sturm

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