We examine the problem of detecting the observational signature of tides in the Saturnian system. We show that, because of energy trn,sfer encouraged by the mean-motion resonances, S-1 Mimas' secular acceleration should be detected by observing S-3 Tethys instead of Mimas itself. We have a similar conclusion for the Enceladus/Dione resonance. We also show that detecting secular accelerations of these satellites will give clues on Saturn's internal dissipation, but very few information on the dissipation inside the satellites.
|Title of host publication||Scientific Highlights 2007|
|Place of Publication||Semaine de l'Astrophysique Française, Grenoble, France|
|Publisher||Société Française d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|