Trajectory of the Cassini probe

Trajectory of the Cassini probe

R250/0216 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 34.3MB

Downloadable file size: 4.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: MARK GARLICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Trajectory of the Cassini probe. Computer graphic of the flight path of the unmanned Cassini probe sent by NASA to Saturn. It launched from Earth (left) in October 1997 and orbited the inner solar system twice, flying past Venus in April 1998 and July 1999, and Earth in August 1999, to gain speed to reach Jupiter (lower centre) in December 2000 and Saturn (right, 1.5 billion kilometres from the Sun) in July 2004. It travelled over 3.5 billion kilometres in 6 years and nine months. At Saturn, the probe examined the ring system and moons, and released the Huygens probe to study the atmosphere and surface of Saturn's largest moon Titan.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1900s, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 20th century, 21st century, artwork, cassini, cassini-huygens, celestial mechanics, cgi, computer artwork, diagram, digitally generated, earth, exploring, flight path, graphic, huygens, illustration, jupiter, mission, nasa, physical, physics, planets, probe, saturn, solar system, space, spacecraft, spaceflight, sun, titan, trajectory, travelling, unmanned, venus

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.