R.I.P. Cassini Spacecraft 10-15-1997 until 09-15-2017

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R.I.P. Cassini Spacecraft 10-15-1997 until 09-15-2017

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Post by RTH10260 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:34 am

R.I.P. Cassini Spacecraft
- Launched from Earth October 15 1997
- Death on Saturn September 15 2017 -


Cassinis final hours, with many links to Youtube videos: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/gra ... /overview/

Its lifespan on a timeline: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/the-journey/timeline/

The whole story from conception to death at https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/

Too much to quote from, please read on the exceptional adventures of this object in space !



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Post by Foggy » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:34 pm

A lot of Science Friday on NPR was about Cassini today. Like Voyager, the spacecraft lasted many years longer than expected, and produced far more useful data (and fascinating discoveries) than they planned. Some of the people on the show had been part of the Cassini science fambly for 30 years.

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Post by Notorial Dissent » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:31 pm

R. I. P. Cassini. You beat ALL the odds, repeatedly, and went out with bang. :thumbs:


The fact that you sincerely and wholeheartedly believe that the “Law of Gravity” is unconstitutional and a violation of your sovereign rights, does not absolve you of adherence to it.

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