Planets and Moons  ID: 20311

Dragonfly Animation Resource Page

Dragonfly is a NASA mission to explore the chemistry and habitability of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. The fourth mission in the New Frontiers line, Dragonfly will send an autonomously-operated rotorcraft to visit dozens of sites on Titan, investigating the moon’s surface and shallow subsurface for organic molecules and possible biosignatures.

To carry out its mission, Dragonfly is equipped with a neutron spectrometer, a drill system, and a mass spectrometer, allowing scientists to make a detailed survey of Titan’s chemical makeup. Dragonfly is scheduled to launch in 2026 and arrive at Titan in 2034.

The animations on this page were produced to illustrate a science overview video for Dragonfly.

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Animation Credits

Jonathan North (USRA): Lead Animator
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
Michael Lentz (USRA): Art Director
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Producer
Melissa Trainer (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Ann Parsons (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Elizabeth Turtle (Johns Hopkins University/APL): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab