Saturn Ring-Grazing Orbits
NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft, Prepares for Saturn Mission Ring-Grazing Orbits
NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Engineers have been pumping up the spacecraft's orbit around Saturn this 2016 to increase its tilt with respect to the planet's equator and rings. And on Nov. 30, after a gravitational nudge from Saturn's moon Titan, Cassini will enter the first phase of the mission's dramatic endgame.