Infographic showing trivia numbers about the Cassini mission.

September 14, 2016

The Cassini spacecraft has logged some impressive numbers in the 12 years since it arrived at Saturn on July 1, 2004. This infographic offers a snapshot of just a few of the mission's big numbers as it heads into a final year of science at Saturn.

Cassini: 12 Years at Saturn

By the Numbers:

Commands Executed: 2.4 million

GB of Science Data Collected: 599 GB

Cassini by the Numbers 2014
2014 version

Moons Discovered: 10 (six confirmed, three provisional and one that may just be a temporary moon)

Close Flybys of Saturn’ moons: 157

Nations participating: 27

Miles Traveled since arrival: 2.2 billion

Science Papers Published: 3,616

Orbits completed: 243

Images taken: 379,300

Engine Burns: 349

Follow the mission: @CassiniSaturn


NASA/ Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Caltech