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No. 18 - Huygens Separation

No. 18 - Huygens Separation

At 02:00 UTC 25 December 2004 the Huygens probe successful separated from the Cassini spacecraft. This represents the start of the final phase of the Huygens mission - its descent to the surface of Titan.

Credit: NASA/JPL

This image of Huygens was captured by Cassini 12 hours later.

Over the next 3 weeks the Huygens spacecraft will coast towards its target and remain dormant until the onboard timer wakes it prior to the probe entering Titan's atmosphere on 14 January 2005.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
15-Apr-2024 12:53 UT

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