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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:00 pm 
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What does Nasa plan to do with the superbly successful Cassini probe when it nears its last gasp?
Is there a plan to plummet the probe into Saturn's atmosphere, as Nasa did with Galileo at Jupiter?

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Hi Brian,
It loos like it's fate is still undecided but it has had a couple of extensions to its mission life (2017 the latest one) so I suppose they will wait to see how 'healthy' it is then.

http://www.space.com/7865-cassini-satur ... nsion.html

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