On the JPL Blog: Road-Tripping to Rhea with Cassini

Amanda Hendrix Amanda Hendrix, a scientist, works on the Cassini mission to Saturn's Ultraviolet Imaging Spectograph. She is also co-lead for the Satellite Orbiter Science Team.
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March 01, 2010

On Tuesday, March 2, 2010, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will make its closest encounter yet with Saturn’s second largest moon. This will be the mission’s second targeted flyby of the moon in the mission, so it is sometimes referred to as R-2.

The spacecraft will fly by Rhea at an altitude of about 100 kilometers (60 miles).

To read a scientist's take on the upcoming flyby, click here.



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