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Cassini's ultimate fate? ..
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Author:  brian livesey [ Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Cassini's ultimate fate? ..

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?

Author:  Davej [ Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:28 pm ]
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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. ... nsion.html

All the best

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