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No. 13 - Successful Titan-A Flyby

No. 13 - Successful Titan-A Flyby

At 03:30 UT, 27 October 2004 Cassini-Huygens spacecraft successfully executed its flyby of Titan at an altitude of around 1200 km.

The flyby, 300 times closer than the previous flyby on 3 July, has allowed the Cassini element of the spacecraft to obtain high resolution images of the surface of the Moon.

The Cassini imaging systems targeted the area surrounding the planned Huygens landing site. The images returned, along with analysis of the atmospheric composition of Titan, will help mission planners fine tune the Huygens mission.

The lastest images displayed late on 27 October show the projected Huygens landing site in great detail.

Science Results

The following is a selection of images returned from the Cassini imaging systems. Click on an image to access a high resolution version and full caption details.

Huygens Landing Site

Wavelength: Near IR
Distance to Titan:
Resolution: 0.83 km per pixel

Titan in False Colour

Wavelength: IR and UV
Distance to Titan:
Resolution: 6.4 km per pixel

Titan at High Resolution

Wavelength:
Distance to Titan: ~340 000 km
Resolution: 2 km per pixel

Approach Movie

Wavelength:
Distance to Titan: 1.8 million km to 700 000 km
Resolution: -

Titan in Close-up

Wavelength:
Distance to Titan: ~50 000 km
Resolution: -

Titan's Surface

Wavelength: IR 0.8 to 5.1 microns
Distance to Titan: 450 000 km
Resolution: -

Titan's Surface

Wavelength: IR 0.8 to 5.1 microns
Distance to Titan: 450 000 km
Resolution: -

Titan in Close-up

Wavelength:
Distance to Titan: ~50 000 km
Resolution:-

Titan in Close-up

Wavelength:
Distance to Titan: ~50 000 km
Resolution: -

Revealing Titan's Surface

Wavelength: IR
Distance to Titan: 702 000 km
Resolution: 4.2 km per pixel

High Haze in Colour

Wavelength: Near UV
Distance to Titan: 1.08 million km
Resolution: -

High Haze in Colour

Wavelength: Near UV
Distance to Titan: 1.08 million km
Resolution: -

High in the Titan Atmosphere

Wavelength: Near IR
Distance to Titan: 1.08 million km
Resolution: -

Seasonal Differences

Wavelength: 889 nm
Distance to Titan: 1.08 million km
Resolution: 6.52 km per pixel

Last Update: 1 September 2019
25-Feb-2024 19:02 UT

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