Solstice Mission Orbits (2010-2017): Cassini Grand Finale (Artist's Concept)
Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Erick Sturm
Published: November 30, 2016
In this animated view created by Cassini's mission planning team, blue represents the Solstice mission orbits that began in 2010.
Yellow represents the 20 Ring-Grazing (F ring) Orbits, the penultimate science phase of the mission.
Orange represents the 22 Grand Finale orbits - Cassini's final exciting science phase.
For a look at all Cassini's orbit, see the 'Ball of Yarn' animation.