The Cassini mission’s epic 13-year exploration of Saturn is coming to a close. On Sept. 15, the spacecraft will make a planned plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn in order to protect pristine icy moons that warrant future exploration. As the mission nears its end, team members reflect on this historic, international collaboration. The video uses a combination of animation and actual imagery returned over the course of the mission.

As Cassini makes its final approach to Saturn, the mission’s Grand Finale page will be updated with the latest mission status. For an updated timeline of planned mission milestones, see the End of Mission Timeline.

Posted by: Soderman/SSERVI Staff
Source: NASA JPL

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