Overview of Cassi­ni's mis­sion phas­es and fly-bys of Sat­urn's moons

Overview of Cassi­ni's mis­sion phas­es and fly-bys of Sat­urn's moons
Credit: NASA/JPL.

Overview of Cassini's mission phases and fly-bys of Saturn's moons

Dur­ing the whole du­ra­tion of the mis­sion, Cassi­ni com­plet­ed 294 or­bits around Sat­urn, in­clud­ing around 113 close fly-bys of Sat­urn's moon Ti­tan. The hy­drother­mi­cal­ly ac­tive ice moon Ence­ladus was ob­served up close dur­ing 24 fly-bys and an­oth­er 22 fly-bys of oth­er icy moons were com­plet­ed.

During the whole duration of the mission, Cassini completed 294 orbits around Saturn, including around 113 close fly-bys of Saturn's moon Titan. The hydrothermically active ice moon Enceladus was observed up close during 24 fly-bys and another 22 fly-bys of other icy moons were completed.

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