Cassini-Huygens Spacecraft






SUMMARY
The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft was launched by NASA and ESA on October 15th 1997. It arrived at Saturn on June 30th 2004 after traveling the distance between Earth and Saturn; 934 million miles or 1.5 billion km on the day of arrival of Cassini’s arrival at Saturn. The spacecraft launched its probe “Huygens” on December 24th that same year. On January 15th 2005 Huygens parachuted down to the surface of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon where it transmitted valuable data back to scientists on Earth. Cassini ended its first mission in 2008 and is now in its second mission. It has produced a wealth of information since its arrival in the Saturn system. There has been a steady stream of data coming in from the advanced instrumentation on this spacecraft. The current mission is scheduled to continue until 2017 when it will make close studies of the planet Saturn and its rings.


NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab celebrates 10 years since Cassini was launched

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"NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration." NASA. Web. 23 May 2012. <http://www1.nasa.gov/centers/jpl/news/cassinif-20071011.html>.

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"NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration." NASA. Web. 23 May 2012. <http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/whycassini/cassini20120426.html>.

Cassini Finds Saturn Moon has Planet-Like Qualities


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http://www.esa.int/esaMI/Cassini-Huygens/SEM9D2HHZTD_0.htm

Technical information about the Cassini Spacecraft


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(credit: NASA/JPL Caltech/SSI)

Cassini spots tiny moon Methone on its way to Titan


By Jia-Rui C. Cook
Updated May 22nd 2012
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(Credit: NASA/JPL Caltech/SSI)

Cassini Captures Images and Sounds of Saturn Storm



By G. Fischer, W. S. Kurth, D. A. Gurnett, P. Zarka, U. A. Dyudina, A. P. Ingersoll, S. P. Ewald, C. C. Porco, A. Wesley, C. Go, M. Delcroix.
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