Thursday, July 01, 2004

Congratulations, Cassini-Huygens

Today, Cassini became the first spacecraft to enter Saturn's orbit.

Primary Mission: Four-year tour to study Saturn, its rings, moons and magnetosphere

Launch: October 15, 1997 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

Arrival at Saturn: July 1, 2004 (Eastern time)

Distance Traveled: 2.2 billion miles (3.5 billion km)

Huygens probe Titan descent: January 14, 2005

More info available from the NASA site:

I would guess they aren't using Java on this one, though, since it launched in 1997...

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