Missions to Saturn
|April 6, 1973
|September 1, 1979
|Transmitted low-resolution images and other data about Saturn.
Discovered additional rings and moons not previously known
|September 5, 1977
|November 13, 1980
|900 images of Saturn's moons
Major discoveries were the unexpected complexity of the rings and
the true nature of Titan's atmosphere.
|August 20, 1977
|August 26, 1981
|1150 images of Saturn's moons
Had a scan platform malfunction, yet virtually all objectives were
|USA, ESA, Italy
|October 13, 1997
|July 1, 2004
|12 science experiments will help scientists understand Saturn's moons, rings, atmosphere, and magnetosphere.
Huygens, an atmospheric probe carried aboard Cassini, will parachute through Titan's atmosphere.
An Overview of Space Exploration
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