The sixth most distant planet, Saturn orbits the Sun at an average distance of 9 AU (1.4 billion km; 869.9 million miles).

The mission was extended a second and final time with the Cassini Solstice Mission, lasting another seven years until September 15, 2017, on which date Cassini was de-orbited to burn up in Saturn's upper atmosphere. The mission was extended for another two years until September 2010, branded the Cassini Equinox Mission. The goal of the Apollo program was to place a man on the moon. Discovered additional rings and moons not previously known: Voyager 1: USA: September 5, 1977: November 13, 1980: Flyby: 900 images of Saturn's moons Voyager 2 entered interstellar space on November 5, 2018 and scientists hope to learn more about this region.

An alphabetical list of major mission types was proposed by Owen Maynard in September … A total of nine spacecraft have been launched on missions that involve visits to the outer … The RPIF, here at UNB holds data and images from many of the NASA led missions. Here are the missions to Saturn. Voyager 2 went on to explore Uranus and Neptune, and is still the only spacecraft to have visited those outer planets. The first look was NASA’s Pioneer 11 in 1979.

Both spacecraft are still sending scientific information about their surroundings through the Deep Space Network, or DSN. Recalled Bill Anders, “It felt to me on the first stage ride like an old freight train going down a bad track.” (NASA) A total of fifteen Saturn V vehicles were ordered (through AS-515), which would have been enough for three more Moon landing missions through Apollo 20. The Apollo program was launched in 1963 and lasted until the early 1970s.

Space Missions to Saturn: So far, there have been four robotic spacecraft that have visited Saturn. Dr. Wernher von Braun, John Casani and Dr. James Van Allen inspect components of the Pioneer IV spacecraft on March 1, 1959. The first people to ride the mighty booster were the Apollo 8 crew in December 1968.

Mission Country Launch Date Arrival Date Type Encounter Characteristics; Pioneer 11: USA: April 6, 1973: September 1, 1979: Flyby: Transmitted low-resolution images and other data about Saturn. The ninth Saturn V lifts off in January 1971 to start the Apollo 14 mission. This flight was cancelled around the time of the Apollo 11 first landing mission to make the launch vehicle available for the Skylab space station.

The following table lists all missions to the Jupiter, including those that failed, starting with the most recent. After making a string of discoveries there — such as active volcanoes on Jupiter's moon Io and intricacies of Saturn's rings — the mission was extended.

Missions to Saturn Current and Past Missions.

Pioneer 11 Launched in 1973, Pioneer 11 made a flyby of Jupiter, and used the planet’s gravity to change its trajectory to intercept Saturn. Then in 1980 and 1981, NASA sent Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 for flybys.

Saturn also has many icy moons like Mimas which has a large crater that is 1/4 the diameter of the moon, and Enceladus which has very dark material covering … The table is colour coded to reflect the lead country or space agency, and missions are listed by launch date. The primary mission was the exploration of Jupiter and Saturn.

During the time period before the manned missions, there were many unmanned missions, such as the Apollo-Saturn missions.

The primary mission was the exploration of Jupiter and Saturn. Cassini - NASA/ESA Mission to Saturn; Huygens - NASA/ESA Mission to Saturn's satellite Titan; Voyager 1 - NASA Mission to Jupiter and Saturn; Voyager 2 - NASA Mission to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and beyond; Pioneer 11 - NASA Saturn flyby (1979) Data.