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PR 29-1997: New Cassini-Huygens launch date

PR 29-1997: New Cassini-Huygens launch date

16 July 1997

The launch of NASA's Cassini spacecraft, with the European Space Agency's Huygens probe onboard has been rescheduled for Monday 13 October with a new launch window of 09:55 - 12:15 UT (04:55 - 07:15 EDT).

The reason for the delay in the Cassini-Huygens launch has been the time needed for reworking the thermal insulation inside the Huygens probe, which had been damaged by a wrongly adjusted air-flow of the cooling system, following the integration of Cassini-Huygens onto the launcher.

The Cassini-Huygens payload is already back at launch complex 40 in Kennedy Space Center on top of its Titan IVB launcher.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
30-Nov-2021 17:59 UT

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