A colorful poster showing all Cassini's orbits and flybys.

August 29, 2017

This graphic summarizes Cassini's 13 years orbiting Saturn, with moon flybys grouped into rows. The Grand Finale orbits are highlighted in their own row at the end.

The final mission totals are:

  • Orbits: 294
  • Titan Flybys: 127
  • Enceladus Flybys: 23
  • Icy Satellite Flybys: 15

This list of icy satellite flybys includes three additional close encounters (Phoebe, Helene and Epimetheus) not included in the official tally of 12 "targeted" flybys. 

Credit

NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Caltech

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