T-60: Measuring Titan's Shape
Titan Flyby (T-60) post-flyby status:
Cassini completed its 61st targeted flyby of Titan on Aug. 9, passing the moon at a distance of 970 kilometers (603 miles) above the surface at a speed of 6.0 kilometers per second (about 13,400 mph). While the spacecraft performed its planned data-gathering routines during the pass, the data were lost during transmission due to a temporary outage at the Goldstone Deep Space Network Facility. As unique, high-priority data from Saturn's equinox was planned to be taken soon after flyby, there was no redundant playback scheduled.
T60 was the ninth flyby in a series of 11 inbound encounters and the 16th Titan encounter in the Cassini Equinox Mission.