PIA02284: Saturn's Satellite 1980S1
Target Name: Saturn
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 1
Instrument: VG ISS - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 487 x 615 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P23351
Addition Date: 2000-05-25
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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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. The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2000-05-25