This iPhone/iPad application allows the general public to access information about the Cassini mission. It enables viewing of the latest images released by the mission, allows access to images that describe the present position of the spacecraft, and provides flyby countdowns for each targeted flyby.

The software was developed using the Apple iOS SDK, and utilizes components inherent to that SDK to deliver images and other content on the iOS platform. It retrieves content from the public Cassini Web site using HTTP, XML, and JSON.

The software is a direct link to the general public from Cassini-related images and other information, and is intended to help spark interest in space exploration.

This work was done by Alice S. Wessen and Kirk Munsell of Caltech and Harman G. Smith and Joseph A. Wieclawek III of Raytheon for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

This software is available for commercial licensing. Please contact Dan Broderick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Refer to NPO-47866.

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