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Cassini's Grand Finale: Overview and Challenges



Type: General Meetings

Keywords: Saturn Cassini

Held on: Feb 15, 2017 (Wed) at 07:30 PM to Feb 15, 2017 (Wed) at 09:00 PM

Speaker: Ron Hobbs

Location: Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA), Room A102, Seattle, Washington

Event Coordinator: Christopher Laurel


This year the Cassini Saturn Orbiter, nearing the end of usable life, will be sent on a daring Grand Finale that will include 22 passes between the inner D-ring and the top of the atmosphere. It is a place no spacecraft has gone before. This presentation was originally presented by two Cassini team members and will discuss the planning for this challenging phase of the mission.


Latitude 47.65292179999999, Longitude -122.3110596

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