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World to see Saturn via Canberra satellite

September 13, 2017 5:23 AM
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World to see Saturn via Canberra satellite

The stars have aligned for Canberra's deep space station to be the first place on Earth to track the final moments of NASA's Cassini spacecraft that's been on a 20-year mission exploring Saturn.

The CSIRO's experts at the Deep Space Communication Complex will train the centre's massive antenna dishes on Cassini from about 1.15pm AEST on Friday as the countdown begins to the spacecraft's planned disintegration within Saturn's atmosphere.

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