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Launch of Cassini-Huygens
- Title Launch of Cassini-Huygens
- Released 04/06/2004 2:59 pm
- Copyright NASA
At 08:43 UT, 15 October 1997, a Titan IV-Centaur rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral carrying the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft.
Cassini-Huygens is a joint NASA/ESA mission. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will orbit Saturn for four years, making an extensive survey of the ringed planet. The ESA Huygens probe will be the first to land on a world in the outer Solar System - on the surface of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Data from Cassini and Huygens may offer clues about how life began on Earth.
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