CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Return to Rhea

Cassini captured these views of Saturn's icy moon Rhea on February 9, 2015. After nearly two years orbiting at high inclination, the spacecraft officially returned to Saturn's equator plane on March 16. The near-equatorial orbits in February once again allowed close encounters with moons other than Titan. (Image Advisory can be found here.)

Mar 30, 2015: Return to Rhea - After a couple of years in high-inclination orbits that limited its ability to encounter Saturn's moons, NASA's Cassini spacecraft returned to Saturn's equatorial plane in March 2015.