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Countdown to Cassini's #GrandFinale

Countdown to Cassini's #GrandFinale

The long and amazing adventure of Cassini is coming to an end. The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft was launched in October 1997, primarily to study Saturn, its famous rings and its moons. To get there, it got four gravitational “slingshot” assists, passing by Venus twice, then Earth in 1999 and Jupiter at the end of 2000. On June 30, 2004, the spacecraft finally arrived at Saturn. The international Cassini–Huygens mission, undoubtedly one of the most complex in the history of interplanetary exploration, was also one of the most successful, sending back data and spectacular images to Earth thanks to its main antenna designed and built by Thales Alenia Space. The piggyback Huygens probe would later separate from the Cassini orbiter land on the surface of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Thales Alenia Space provided the Ku-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR), High Gain Antenna and ra...

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