The Cassini Mission

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The Cassini spacecraft was launched on October 15, 1997 on a 7 year journey to to investigate Saturn, its rings, and its moons. The spacecraft will consists an orbiter and the Huygens Titan probe. The probe will be deployed from the Cassini spacecraft and is scheduled to arrive at the moon Titan in December of 2004. The probe will enter the clouds of Titan and begin gathering atmospheric data as it parachutes to the surface. Further experiments will continue when the probe reaches Titan's surface. Meanwhile, the Cassini craft will orbit Saturn gathering imagery and other data from the planet and its many moons.

NASA estimates that hundreds of thousands of images of Saturn, its rings, and its moons will be returned by the Cassini orbiter and Titan probe.

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