Jun: Phoebe Flyby
- Cassini passes by Phoebe,
one of Saturn's most mysterious moons. The Cassini imaging team will
take pictures during the flyby to detect
visible features and also what sorts of organic materials are found on
- To see images from the flyby,
- A press release from the
flyby is viewable here.
1 Jul: Saturn Orbit Insertion
- Cassini performs a maneuver
to enter Saturn's orbit by traveling through a gap in Saturn's rings.
a timeline of events about
- Thankfully for us back here
on Earth, all went as planned.
28 Jul: DISR Team Meeting
18 Nov: DISR Team Meeting
25 Dec: Probe Separation
- The Huygens probe will separate
from Cassini and begin its 20-day coast toward Titan.
- A video
clip of Cassini "spitting" Huygens toward Titan.
14 Jan: Probe Descent
- Huygens will fall through Titan's thick atmosphere, collecting data
during the parachute-assisted descent.
- A video
clip of the landing (well, maybe).
- For more information on the
descent, and how DISR plays a role, check out the 'Descent' section of
Timeline of Mission Events for the 14-15 Jan in Mountain Standard Time is
available through this
The Lunar and Planetary Lab is sponsoring two public evenings to discuss the
results of the Huygens mission and the DISR payload. The website
for the public evenings is linked here.