In Brief:

  • Flight across the A ring and into the Encke gap
  • According to “Cassini” observations, the A ring is only 10-15 m thick; the particles are arranged in “clumps” with sizes of about 5 x 15 x 50 m
  • A flight into the A ring and in between the “clumps” is shown with a realistic modeling of the structures according to “Cassini” data