Final Phases: Cassini Grand Finale (Artist’s Concept)

Illustration showing Cassini orbits around Saturn.
November 21, 2016
CreditNASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Caltech
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This graphic illustrates Cassini's trajectory, or flight path, during the final two phases of its mission. The 20 Ring-Grazing Orbits are shown in gray; the 22 Grand Finale Orbits are shown in blue. The final partial orbit is colored orange.