Cassini spacecraft gets back in touch with Nasa |

Published in France - Social interactions and entertainment - 3 - 27 Apr 17 05:36

Engineers had no way of knowing whether the probe had survived the dangerous journey. But it is now sending data back, over a trip that takes 78 minutes.

The Cassini spacecraft has made a journey never undertaken before – and has sent back stunning photos of the journey.

Nasas craft made its way through the rings of Saturn for the first ever time. The dangerous journey – the first of 22 trips – saw the ship lose all contact with its engineers because it had to use its own antenna as a shield.

But it is now back in touch with Earth and sending images through space. That journey takes 78 minutes – and actually interpreting the data will take years or even decades.

Cassini mission to Saturn:
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Xherrz, The Flying Astronaut


Comments (3)

27 Apr 17 05:53

Cassini spacecraft gets back in touch with Nasa ---

27 Apr 17 08:46
vrael zendo

Good article :)

28 Apr 17 14:23

very cool pics, thanks