PIA02284: Saturn's Satellite 1980S1

Saturn’s Satellite 1980S1


Two satellites of Saturn share an orbit 151,400 kilometers (94,075 miles) from the center of the planet. The leading co-orbital satellite, designated 1980S1, is seen in transit across Saturn in this image taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on Nov. 12, 1980, at a range of 611,000 kilometers (379,650 miles). It is ellipsoidal, almost disk-shaped, and rotates with its long axis, 200 kilometers (125 miles) in diameter, pointed at Saturn.

Background Info:

The Voyager Project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Saturn
System Saturn
Target Type Planet
Mission Voyager
Instrument Host Voyager 1
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Extra Keywords Grayscale
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2000-05-25
Date in Caption 1980-11-12
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02284
Identifier PIA02284