PIA04396: Titan Radar Swath (T-56 Flyby - June 6, 2009)

Titan Radar Swath (T-56 Flyby - June 6, 2009)


This image was obtained by NASA's Cassini radar instrument during a flyby on June 6, 2009. North-South Swath across the anti-Saturn hemisphere (Eastern Shangri-la; Pair of unnamed craters, Santorini, Kerguelen Facula). The radar antenna was pointing toward Titan at an altitude of 965 kilometers (599 miles) during the closest approach.

The radar antenna was pointing toward Titan at a 965 km altitude at the closest approach.

The image has been processed with a resolution of 128 pixels/deg.

Background Info:

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. The Cassini orbiter was designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The radar instrument was built by JPL and the Italian Space Agency, working with team members from the United States and several European countries.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov and http://www.nasa.gov/cassini .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Titan Saturn
System Saturn
Target Type Satellite Planet
Mission Cassini-Huygens
Instrument Host Cassini Orbiter
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Radar Mapper
Extra Keywords Crater, Grayscale, Radar
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2009-06-06
Date in Caption 2009-06-06
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA04396
Identifier PIA04396