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Cassini Grande Finale Live
- Fri, Sep 15, 2017 | 11:00 - 14:30 GMT | 13:00 - 16:30 CEST
- ESA TV Live - 16:9
After nearly 13 years in orbit around Saturn, this is the Grande Finale for the international Cassini–Huygens mission.
NASA's Cassini Spacecraft is about to make a dramatic plunge into Saturn's atmosphere on 15 September.
Follow this event live with NASA - ESA transmission.
After repeated fly-bys in this yet unvisited region, the mission will conclude its journey of exploration by collecting unprecedented data to address fundamental questions about the origin of Saturn and its ring system.
Launched in 1997, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft embarked on a seven-year voyage across the Solar System, eventually reaching Saturn in July 2004. Several months later, the Cassini orbiter released ESA’s Huygens probe, which landed on Titan on 14 January 2005 – the first landing in the outer Solar System.
The mission has greatly contributed to our understanding of the Saturnian environment, including the giant planet’s system of rings and moons.
Combining the data collected in situ by Huygens and the observations performed by Cassini during flybys of Titan, the mission revealed the atmospheric processes of this moon and their seasonal evolution, as well as the surface morphology and interior structure, which may include a liquid water ocean.
The mission coverage will be relayed 1100-1300GMT and then the post-mission press conference 1330-1430GMT
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- Satellite Parameters
Eutelsat 12WestB at 12.5degW
Transponder B2 Channel B (9 MHz)
DL: 10969.17 Y/vertical
Signal: HD 1080i/50 MPEG4 (H264) 4:2:0 clear, SR = 7200 Ms/s, FEC = 3/4
Modulation: DVB-S2/8PSK audio PIDs open/mono