Cassini–Huygens

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Cassini–Huygens
Cassini Saturn Orbit Insertion.jpg
Airtist's concept o Cassini's orbit insertion aroond Saturn
Mission type Cassini: Saturn orbiter
Huygens: Titan lander
Operator Cassini: NASA / JPL
Huygens: ESA / ASI
COSPAR ID 1997-061A
SATCAT № 25008
Wabsteid
Mission duration Elapsed:
20 years, 2 months and 21 days from launch
13 years, 2 months and 21 days at Saturn

En route: 7 years
Primary mission: 4 years
Extended missions:
 Equinox: 2 years
 Solstice: 3 years elapsed
End o life: 15 September 2017
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass 5,712 kilograms (12,593 lb)[1]
Dry mass 2,523 kilograms (5,562 lb)[2]
Pouer ~880 watts (BOL)[3]
~670 watts (2010)[3]
Start o mission
Launch date October 15, 1997, 08:43:00 (1997-10-15UTC08:43Z) UTC
Rocket Titan IV(401)B
Launch steid Cape Canaveral SLC-40
Orbital parameters
Reference seestem Kronocentric
Fleebi o Venus (Gravity assist)
Closest approach Aprile 26, 1998
Distance 283 kilometres (176 mi)
Fleebi o Venus (Gravity assist)
Closest approach Juin 24, 1999
Distance 6,052 kilometres (3,761 mi)
Fleebi o Yird-Muin system (Gravity assist)
Closest approach August 18, 1999, 03:28 UTC
Distance 1,171 kilometres (728 mi)
Fleebi o 2685 Masursky (Incidental)
Closest approach Januar 23, 2000
Distance 1,600,000 kilometres (990,000 mi)
Fleebi o Jupiter (Gravity assist)
Closest approach December 30, 2000
Distance 9,852,924 kilometres (6,122,323 mi)
Saturn orbiter
Orbital insertion July 1, 2004, 02:48:00 UTC
Titan lander
Spacecraft component Huygens
Laundin date Januar 14, 2005

Cassini–Huygens wis an unmanned spacecraft sent tae the planet Saturn.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Gunter Dirk Krebs. Cassini / Huygens. Gunter's Space Page. Retrivied 2016-06-15.
  2. "Cassini–Huygens:Quick Facts". Saturn.jpl.nasa.gov. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Todd J. Barber (August 23, 2010). "Insider's Cassini: Power, Propulsion, and Andrew Ging". Saturn.jpl.nasa.gov. Retrieved 2011-08-20.