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.
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