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firefly

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Cassini probe journey
« on: April 16, 2017, 02:29:49 PM »
is coming to an end. On 26 April the Cassini probe will crash into Saturn, it's final destination. This made me think perhaps unmanned probes can form part of the Space Simulator missions? There won't be any controls. Just scheduling the path and watching the planets go by..

Marz13

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Re: Cassini probe journey
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 07:51:17 PM »
Thanks for sharing this.  
Some facts about Cassini (that Google told me)
Lanched Oct 15th 1997
Reached orbit around Saturn on July 1st 2004

To get to Saturn Cassini did two flybys of Venus, one of Earth and one of Jupiter.

This will be the end of a pretty awesome mission.

firefly

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Re: Cassini probe journey
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 07:54:57 AM »
Cassini's final phase involves using Titan to reshape its orbit to insert itself between Saturn and it's rings. Cassini will do 22 orbits within this gap as it's final mission. A beautiful finale.


 

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