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Cassini grand finale

Cassini grand finale


Date: 12 September 2017
Satellite: Cassini
Copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Illustration of Cassini diving towards Saturn as part of the mission's Grand Finale.

The spacecraft will burn up in Saturn's atmosphere on 15 September 2017, satisfying planetary protection requirements to avoid possible contamination of any moons of Saturn that could have conditions suitable for life.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
28-Nov-2022 11:14 UT

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