One week after the arrival of the Huygens probe at Titan, this Exchange provides a highlight edit of events 14-15 January 2005.
The images are at the same time pre-event coverage for the media briefing on 21 January at 11:00 hours, revealing more of Titan's secrets.
The script will be on-line as a PDF document under http://television.esa.int/photos/EbS37782.pdf
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HUYGENS : Suspense, success and recompense
After a seven-year journey on NASA's Cassini Saturn-orbiter, Europe's probe to
Titan has fulfilled the engineers' and scientists' greatest expectations.
Arriving safely on the most distant object ever visited by mankind,
the Huygens mission has fully opened a window on another world.
14 January 2005... at the European Space Agency's Mission Control Centre in
Darmstadt, Germany. The world's press & media have assembled to follow the
probe's descent with baited breath.
10:01:17 - Clip Claudio Sollazzo
It will be a long day of intense suspense. Everyone knows that despite infinite
precautions, success is not guaranteed, starting with the probe's fiery entry into
10:01:33 - Clip Gerard Huttin
It is 10:13 GMT... Within three minutes, it is dramatically slowed to 1400 km an
hour for the first pilot parachute to be deployed, then quickly opening the m