NASA Cassini Spacecraft Mission is Ten Years Old Today

June 30, 2014 1:46 PM

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The Cassini spacecraft was originally supposed to explore Saturn and its moons for a duration of four years, but due to its success, NASA extended its mission three times. Today is the spacecraft's tenth birthday and it continues to make discoveries.

The spacecraft is composed of the Cassini orbiter and the Huygens probe - both of which are equipped for 27 different science investigations of Saturn and its moons. For ten years the orbiter's 12 instruments and the probe's six instruments have been making groundbreaking discoveries in deep space f...

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