Post 1900


The spacecraft launched on October 15, 1997 entered orbit around Saturn on July 1, 2004

Dates of discoveries:

Saturns active rings:?

Saturn storm?

Saturns active rings:

Cassini’s decade-long mission made it possible to watch changes in Saturn’s dynamic ring system. The spacecraft discovered propeller-like formations, witnessed the possible birth of a new moon and observed what may be one of the most active moons on Saturn.

Saturn storm:

Cassini spacecraft and a European Observatory based telescope tracked the growth of a giant storm in Saturn's northern hemisphere that is so powerful it stretches around the entire planet.

Technologie used:

-plasma spectrometer

-cosmic dust analyser


-composite infrared spectrometer