||Topic - The Cassini-Huygens
Mission To Saturn
The Cassini-Huygens Mission To Saturn
presented by Dr. Robert Mitchell
JPL, Cassini Spacecraft Program Manager
If you wish to view a tape of this show; Please contact Sherri Rowe-Lopez at (818) 354-6170.
| Thursday, March 20
|| The von
Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
| Friday, March 21
|| The Vosloh
Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Both lectures begin at 7 p.m.
Admission is free. Seating is limited.
For more information, call (818) 354-0112.
Near the end
of its long journey to Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft, the largest interplanetary
spacecraft ever launched by NASA, is about to begin one of the most ambitious
missions of planetary exploration ever conducted. The mission is a joint
undertaking by several nations, with perhaps the most notable contribution
outside of NASA is the Huygens atmospheric probe, supplied by the European
Space Agency, and destined for the atmosphere of Titan, the largest satellite
of Saturn. The Huygens probe and the Cassini orbiter's four-year tour, will
accomplish a comprehensive investigation of the Saturnian system that includes,
the atmosphere, magnetosphere, rings, and moons. This presentation will describe
the Cassini-Huygens mission, and provide insight into what is involved in
getting a mission of such scope to this point in its life cycle.