CASSINI

Launch Details
Launched 14 October 1997
Flight ended 14 September 2017
Status Decayed
Destination Saturn Impact
Launch site Air Force Eastern Test Range, Florida, USA
Owner United States
NORAD ID 25008
COSPAR ID 1997-061A
Observing

Timeline

1997 Oct 15 Launch from Cape Canaveral SLC-40
1998 Apr 26 Gravity assist flyby of Venus
1999 Jun 24 Gravity assist flyby of Venus
1999 Aug 18 Gravity assist flyby of Earth
2000 Jan 23 Flyby of 2685 Masursky
2000 Dec 30 Gravity assist flyby of Jupiter
2004 Jun 11 Flyby of Saturn's moon Phoebe
2004 Jul 1 Insertion into orbit around Saturn
2004 Jul 2 Flyby of Saturn's moon Titan
2004 Oct 24 First of 45 close flybys of Saturn's moon Titan
2004 Dec 25 Huygens probe released by Cassini
2005 Jan 14 Landing of Huygens on the surface of Titan
2005 May 1 Discovery of Saturn's moon Daphnis
2009 Feb 3 Discovery of Saturn's moon Aegaeon
2012 Dec 21 Cassini observed a transit of Venus
2017 Sep 15 Spacecraft decommissioned by entry into Saturn's atmosphere

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TITAN 4B CENTAUR R/B

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