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Topic - The Cassini-Huygens Mission To Saturn

Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion 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
Pasadena, CA
Friday, March 21 The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

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.

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