Cassiniís Closing Act

NASA has confirmed that the Cassini spacecraft successfully completed its final flyby of the moon Titan and is now on course for its fatal encounter with Saturn on Friday. After 13 years orbiting the giant ringed planet and exploring its moons, the unmanned, nuclear-powered probe will be incinerated at 7:55 am EDT (4:55 am PDT) on September 15 in a planned maneuver that will see it plunge into Saturn's upper atmosphere... Continue Reading NASA details Cassini's final plunge on Friday Category: Space Tags: Cassini NASA Saturn Related Articles: Cassini is once more lord of the rings, after surviving seventh Saturn dive Cassini discovers "the big empty" between Saturn and its rings Using its dish as a shield, Cassini braves the rings of Saturn Cassini gears up for its grand finale Cassini on

Cassiniís Closing Act

One of NASA’s most iconic missions comes to an end.

Thu 14 Sep 17 from Discover Magazine

NASA details Cassini's final plunge on Friday

NASA has confirmed that the Cassini spacecraft successfully completed its final flyby of the moon Titan and is now on course for its fatal encounter with Saturn on Friday. After 13 years ...

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Gizmag

Cassini readies final plunge into Saturn

NASA's Cassini probe is counting its final hours before one last plunge into Saturn on Friday that will cap a fruitful 13-year mission that greatly expanded knowledge about the gaseous giant.

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Phys.org

Receiving Cassini's 'last breath of data' from 1.5 billion kilometers away

This Friday evening (15 September) at about 9:54pm AEST, CSIRO's team at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex will capture the final signals from NASA's Cassini spacecraft as it plunges ...

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Phys.org

NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft faces fiery finish

After a 20-year voyage, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is poised to dive into Saturn this week.

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Phys.org

Image: Cassini's last long-distance Saturn view

With this view, Cassini captured one of its last looks at Saturn and its main rings from a distance. The Saturn system has been Cassini's home for 13 years, but its journey will end on 15 September.

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Phys.org

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