April 22, 2017
This computer-generated animation shows all of Cassini's orbits - affectionaly called the "ball of yarn" by mission planners. The time frame spans Saturn Orbit Insertion on July 1, 2004 to the end of mission on Sept. 15, 2017.
Green: Prime Mission (2004-2008)
Orange: Equinox Mission (2008-2010)
Purple: Solstice Mission (2010-2017)
Additional versions focusing on various phases of the mission are available for download to the right.
The files were created by mission planner Erick Sturm.